Step 6: Sand Sugru

Sand the cured Sugru for a smooth finish. 

Use an exacto knife to scrape or cut away trickier bits.

Repeat for other shoe.
Nice! Would you recommend to use this technique to make worn up look? Im about to color couple of Rick Owens sneakers from white to something darker blue grey black mix. Kind of like stone washed jeans.
<p>Cool !!!</p>
what do you mean by place the shoe and paint by where you plan on painting the shoe?
If you plan on painting outside, you should place it outside where you plan to paint. Same for painting in a garage or anywhere else. You want the materials to acclimate to the temperature so that there's no weird bubbling and other nonsense.
wowwwwwwwwwww.... just wowwwww......... where the hack was i when you made this awesome-ible???
Absolutely awesome!! :D
this is just so amazing..i so want to do it..bt the materials wont b easily available here..:'(<br>
I can imagine some of the specific products/brands would be difficult to find, but you certainly don't have to use the exact same products as I did.&nbsp; There's a <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-Own-Sugru-Substitute/">Sugru substitute</a> which you can dye any color you please, and for paint, you just need something that adheres to most plastics such as vinyl dye which you can find in auto repair stores - it's used for repainting car interiors or fixing trim.<br> <br> Also, I haven't fixed this Instructable to say that the paint does not stick to the Sugru, so the horns and spikes in the back need to be the color you want.<br>
I have been drooling over these ever since you put the ible up. Great ible!!
Awww, shucks! Thanks!
These look great! And it just so happens I have about 8 packs of sugru left...
Huzzah! If you don't really care about the treads, you could use 6 and have 2 leftover for something else!
I liked the old title of this 'ible.
I'm still debating which is better. I've also been considering the title &quot;His and Her Shoes with The Devil Inside&quot;.
<br> Wonderful.(my ankles can't cope with heels though...)<br> <br> L<br>
Try doing the Time Warp in five-inch platform pumps four sizes too small. These are a piece of cake.
<br> Mmm, I'll remember that rather than try it..<br> <br> L<br>
Killjoy. ;-)
Very cool and kudos for originality in the use of materials and subject matter.
I'm not a foot or shoe guy, but these are really cool!
They are awesome....I may have to invest in some sugru as I have the most boring pair of court shoes upsatirs but I think I would be more inclined to mould flowers and butterflies on them and make them girly, as cool as your shoes are, I am not punk enough!<br><br>
I was hoping to have had enough time and material to do another option that was less goth/punk because I like whimsy in all forms. Hopefully the instructions make enough generalized sense that you can alter them for your design!
SO cool. I'm totally gonna steal this idea. Now I just have to find a pair of FM pumps in a size 14....
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Ellie-Shoes-5-Heel-Pumps/dp/B002IF5FSW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1286855355&sr=8-5">Pleaser Pumps</a>.&nbsp; But the cheapest I can find is $27-28 which isn't so bad.&nbsp; That's pretty cheap for a pair of shoes.
Especially good for women's shoes in larger sizes. Where were these folks when I was doing Rocky Horror twice a week?
Follow the drag queens and you'll find the best stuff whether it's shoes, makeup, wigs, or costumes.
I'd shave my legs to wear these &quot;WICKED&quot; FM Pumps! (wife and daughter perform synchronized eye roll) Nicely done, as usual!
Or you could wear a pair of red tights underneath a pair of fishnets!<br> <br> Which is what I would have done if I'd had a pair of red tights.<br> <br> And thanks!
Your photos ROCK!
My neighbor took the modeled shots, which was super nice of him, and he works on films. Honestly I don't know what he does on films, but I figured he could use a camera and compose shots correctly - I was right. He did a good job, and funnily enough, one of my favorite shots was a snapshot. Go figure! I did the editing and the rest of the photography, but this Instructable wouldn't have been as good if the shoes weren't modeled and photographed properly.
This is a really cool mod, does the spray paint stay on the sugru? Every time I've tried it, it flaked of after a time.
It seems to stay. When I was testing this method, I ran into an issue with the spray paint flaking off, and I suspect it's because I didn't let the Sugru cure long enough which is why I say 48 hours for Sugru cure time but even longer is better. Mine could also be sticking on better if only because I did a pretty thick coat over the entire shoe and not just the Sugru, which I think might make a difference. And I sanded the Sugru and used the Krylon spray paint for plastics, not Rustoleum.&nbsp; Maybe one or all of those four things is what's keeping it on.&nbsp; I'm a bit nervous to really try chipping it off, and I think the potential chipping problem will decrease even more with time.<br>
Thanks a lot, the thick coat and the sanding might be the key. I've used spray paint for plastics as well, and let it cure a very long time. The issue I had, is that sugru can be bent and the paint can't, maybe the thick coat makes it stiffer. Please let me know how it goes, because I'm very interested in painting it.
Also, I live in Texas, and the temps are still in the high 80s. I've been putting the shoes in the sun on a dark surface or hanging in the air to essentially bake, and they get mighty roasty. The horn and the back spikes are quite thick and don't bend all that easily regardless. After painting they don't bend at all, not that I've really tried, and they don't really come in contact with anything such as flat surfaces. There are just a lot of variables, so I can't say that this method would work for something else.
Wicked cool!

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