From the most expensive designer labels, ethical brands, through to the high street, here are some shiny kicks found on the net, clockwise from top left:
1. Christian Louboutin, glitter-finish multi-strap sandals, $1,095 from net-a-porter2. Miu Miu Glitter Oxford's $595 from Barneys
3. TOMS 'Classic' Glitter Slip-On (for women) $54 from Toms
4. Multi glitter platform shoes GBP £36 from Dorothy Perkins
Before parting ways with your hard earned cash to cover your feet with glitter footwear, consider this; you could try creating your own glitter shoes for next to nothing. All you need are shoes that fit you, either from your own wardrobe, or second hand, a bit of preparation, some glue, and a tube of glitter from your local craft shop or dollar store.
Here are some DIY projects found on the net:
DIY SCHUH Prince Court High Heels, Glittered by aaatikue
DIY Glitter flats by wearenotmartha
Now, I can't really see myself wearing a pair of glitter shoes for everyday, or evening wear for that matter. However, when it comes to tap dancing, this is a completely different story. Why not bling up my otherwise boring pair of dance shoes?
My tap shoes were originally purchased second-hand (of course) on eBay last year.
I tried using Mod Podge to glue glitter to my shoes, but found after my first night of tapping, the glitter layer cracked, and peeled off. Asking my dance instructor for advice, apparently the best method is to use methylated spirit to remove the shine first, use a glue called gemstone, and finish off with a sealant spray/lacquer.
DIY glitter shoes are a much cheaper alternative to buying a brand new pair, don't you think? Have you tried glittering your own kicks yet, or would you rather see this trend left in the land of Oz?