View Full Version : Painting shoes?

08-18-2009, 09:53 PM
I have a pair of white shoes that need to be painted blue.
What type of paint would work best without cracking?

These are the shoes:


So what do you think?

08-18-2009, 10:22 PM
when i needed to paint my shoes for this play i used fabric spray paint. i think this is what i used. i did it a long time ago so im not entirely sure but heres the link http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=gc0747

08-18-2009, 10:59 PM
Fabric paint is most certainly the way to go as it is much more flexible. But paint can still chip off depending on how rough you are with your shoes.

08-19-2009, 09:39 AM
I actually painted my shoes the other day for a costume, and I just used acrylic paint.

08-19-2009, 10:15 AM
I would suggest using an oil based paint, those will NOT crack and adhere to the material. If you goto your local store and look in the spray paint aisle, look for the paint markers.

If you are in Walmart, goto the craft aisle, they have something similar there.

I've used these a number of time, and they will NOT crack ever, but it is possible that if enough friction comes across them, they might fade a bit. And since you are coloring white shoes, you shouldn't have to worry about trying to color 1 color another color.

08-19-2009, 10:32 AM
Thanks for the advice everyone!
Really helped!