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D.I.Y. Sexy Spikey Pumps (High Heels)

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Have your ever coveted a pair of Sam Edelman Lorissa pumps? If you're anything like me, you've got three or four on your wish list but can't justify the $200-$300 price tag? Now you can make these awesome Spikey Pumps, for less than  a fraction of the cost and you can use what ever shoe and spikes you want.

The spikes I used to create this look are called  Screw Back Spikes and come in various sizes, colors & shapes. There are many internet sources to purchase them and I have provided links in the first step. I definitely recommend shopping around for different price points. Ebay seems to have some of the cheapest screwbacks, but they typically ship from Hong Kong, which can take a couple weeks to arrive.

If you've never used a power drill before, it's really no big deal. I recommended using an old shoe for practice first, before you start drilling holes in the heels you will use for this project.

I was able to create these shoes for less than $40 total, including shipping costs. (I already had the shoes).

Have fun!

 
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Step 1: Tools & Equipment

Picture of Tools & Equipment
Tools & Equipment :

Power Drill

Drill Bit- size depends on the screws you use

1'' Thin Tree Spike  (2 bags)

1'' Cone Spike (2 bags)

3/8 '' Black Metal Punk Spikes 100 pk.

Screwdriver

Pair of heels

Step 2: Drill holes in the back of the heels

Using a power drill, drill a small hole into the back of the heel where you want to place a spike. I ended up drilling five holes in the back of  my heels, which I found to be the hardest part, because the back of the shoe has the hardest material.

After you have drilled the holes, take the head of the screw and punch it through the inside of the heel, so that it sticks out the backside. Next, take your desired spike and screw it on until it is tight.

Once you have finished screwing in all of your spikes, take a screwdriver and screw the screws tightly on unit they are flush with the shoe.
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just make sure not to kick anyone with these shoes
lmnopeas (author)  Andrew Garfield5 months ago
just make sure not to upset me! ; -)
Advar8 months ago
Yowza;)
Hope nobody behind you stirs your ire...
:)
3366carlos1 year ago
sexy
J-Five1 year ago
Very intresting, and to the point
OnTheRange2 years ago
About the screw problem. ... You can take out the stitches of the original shoe liner (where you will be drilling) before putting in the hardwear. Then put in some extra padding and sew it back up. And when the padding begins to wear thin you just replace it.
lmnopeas (author)  OnTheRange1 year ago
That's a great idea! Thanks!
Ammoking31 year ago
looks painful on your feet and anybody you kick
Awesome! I am making these this week for my trip to Vegas this Sunday..Will share pix. These are some badass heels and will let you know how it works out!
lmnopeas (author)  mamahalligan2 years ago
Please share pics! Vegas Rocks! Have Fun!
yamayka2 years ago
WOW! Awesome shoes!!!
lmnopeas (author)  yamayka2 years ago
Thanks!
Luziviech2 years ago
not my color, but really looks amazing.
Wouldn't it make things more stable, if you drill into the heel and insert tiny bits of threaded bar instead of glueing screws?
lmnopeas (author)  Luziviech2 years ago
It's definitely worth a try, thanks!
oh hell yes! this is amazingly badass :D fashion + power tools FTW!
lmnopeas (author)  RemarkableJane2 years ago
Thanks!
ittia2 years ago
Maybe try E6000. that stuff can glue anything forever!
bad azz.
lmnopeas (author)  Fuzzy-Wobble2 years ago
:) Yeah they are, thanks!
Love these! Planning on making my own thanks for the instructions
lmnopeas (author)  Ultra-Violet2 years ago
Awesome! Let me know how they turn out.
Lei_Kei2 years ago
Wow, I have a friend that would love these!
very hot and thanks for the info on the pumps
LucDaRocka12 years ago
they look very dangerous.... including the fact they are high heels....
Latona382 years ago
This idea is so awesome! I've been looking for spiked heels on Ebay and they cost a fortune. I'm gonna try this out :) Thanks
shortone2 years ago
http://www.instructables.com/id/For-the-Diva/

Just thought I'd let you know I included you in my guide! I'm not sure if the pictures are showing up properly because my internet is a little weird, but hopefully I'll figure it out tomorrow :)
I love this I want to try this out Great Job!
WyldStyl32 years ago
Those are hot.
Carleyy2 years ago
I've seen so many heels with spikes I love! I'm definitely going to have to make this!
jrfrank2 years ago
Be careful driving your car with those on! LOL
selliot2 years ago
The wicked witch would give her right arm for those slippers.
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Where did you get the original shoes? They're gorgeous to start with - with the spikes they're beyond brilliant.
lmnopeas (author)  The Dalai Farmer2 years ago
http://urbanog.com/

They have a great selection of shoes, clothes & accessories which are very reasonably priced.
Rachybell2 years ago
These are brilliant! I just ordered myself a whole bunch of spikes and gonna get on it asap!

I look forward to people not shoving into me at the bar any more haha :D
lmnopeas (author)  Rachybell2 years ago
LOL! Please post a pic when you finish. :)
you can easily cut a piece of vinyl or thin leather( you could even use a lightweight velveteen or corduroy too) to fit on the inner side where the spikes attach and just glue it down with basic white glue used for fabric or leather. Make a simple paper pattern to fit , then cut your pieces and voila, no more feeling the back side of the spikes. No rubbing or blisters.
Can u please upload a picture of u wearing them wit a outfit because thay are cute but i dont know how to wear them!!!
lmnopeas (author)  CookieMonstah1232 years ago
I uploaded a pic. You could also make it more casual with a denim mini skirt and a solid colored tank. You don't want to accessorize with bracelets or necklaces because the spikes on the shoes are more than enough. A simple ring would be perfect. Bonus points if it's a spikey one!
you´re right, awsome shoes, reminds me of a lobster, but a i can´t imagine a dress that fit but a lobster costume. maybe some custom made dress with the same decoration.
hahaha .. are you sure you don't just what to see the rest of her .. a person who is cool-enough actually to wear such shoes??

Really, we all do share your curiosity!
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