Another thing you can do is this: get some sandpaper (or something equally abrasive) and sand the toe areas until they're like suede. Then the paint will hold on much better and look more natural to the shoe. I'd recommend fabric paint because when I used acrylic, it ended up cracking and not looking quite as good. Give the paint a few layers and it should look fine.
After a two-year hiatus, making my cosplay debut at Anime Boston 2008!!!
(a black rose saga ballad)
"Ninty-nine rose duelists dead on the wall
Ninty-nine rose duelists dead.
You take the ring out and shove the corpse down
Ninty-eight rose duelists dead on the wall."
I claimed Hyuuga Neji from Naruto in the Claim an Anime Character Thread!