‘Upcycle’ your old shoes


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'Upcycle' your old shoes

Posted 28 February 2010 17:49 by martin

We were contacted the other day by Dominique Mitchell, a Masters Student at Plymouth College of Art.

Dominique and her fellow students were conducting a carbon reduction survey, and at the same time trying to raise awareness of the benefits of walking instead of taking the car.

They had the idea  of 'improving' (or 'upcycling') people's old shoes to get them out of dark wardrobes and on their feet again.

Apparently people loved the idea of getting their boring old shoes revamped, and it's all been a huge success.

She got people to drop their old shoes round to her (though she admits some people bought cheap new shoes…) and she painted a design on for them.

The project was so popular that she's still taking orders (and each pair gets a walkit.com postcard sent out with them).

Here are some of the results:
Koi Shoes sideKoi shoesbird shoes detailbird shoesanchor girl detail
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  1. Anke says:

    March 2nd, 2010 at 9:07 am (#)

    It would be good to see some pictures of upcycled shoes which have been weel loved and well walked!

  2. linda mitchell says:

    March 2nd, 2010 at 11:58 am (#)

    great stuff!! Like the designs, want some for my birthday, will send you a pair of comfy shoes to paint!! Linda

  3. Hinna says:

    November 8th, 2010 at 3:11 pm (#)

    may i please use this information from your website towards my coursework? i dont kow whether or not this info is for public domain or not thereby making ti ivrtuslly impossible for me to legally use this information without permission. Thank you.

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