DIY Shoe Repair | Recycling Used Shoes

I don't know if you have this problem, but so many of my favorite shoes are starting to wear at the toes!! My mom says I must drag my feet when I walk. I will be honest in saying that I don't buy the best quality shoes. This is mainly because I'm still a poor college student and partly because I'm just used to buying a certain type of shoes. I hope to, over the next year, buy better quality and more professional clothing, including shoes! I am, as some of you know, going to graduate with my Doctorate of Pharmacy degree in May. I can't dress like a teenager anymore!

Part of this "goal" is to dress like a professional, yet still be fashionable and comfortable. Because I am tall, a lot of skirts, dresses, and pants are TOO short on me. I used to be able to get away with this, but I no longer see the appeal in wearing dresses that show my butt when I bend over. I hope to share my fashion finds with you...

I think there is a serious LACK of professional, yet affordable, cute, and comfortable clothing for young women!! If I ever get the opportunity {wishful thinking} I hope to design a clothing line for young professionals of all shapes and sizes.

Anyways, I found a couple ideas on Pinterest for DIY shoe repair. I tried it on one pair of shoes and I didn't like the results. The shoes had no support however, so I didn't mind getting rid of them anyways. What I did end up doing is "glittering" a pair of heels my mom's dog chewed up years ago. I had been hesitant to throw them out because they are so cute and comfortable.

Finally, I found a new use for them... BUT I need to find the right occasion. I was thinking possibly graduation, but they may be a little too formal.

My process included:

Covering the shoes in Mod Podge (can get at any craft store)Sprinkling glitter all over the glue/shoesLetting that dry for a couple hoursRepeating the first 2 stepsLetting that dry for 24 hoursCovering all the glitter on the shoes with Mod PodgeLetting that dry for at least 72 hoursSpraying the shoes with waterproof shoe spray

Let me know if you have any questions about my process. Have you ever recycled old shoes?