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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on May 15.]
Admit it, every time you see an amazing pair of cap-toe shoes, you get the urge to spring clean all of those boring black pumps right out of your closet. But hold up, you won’t want to ditch them just yet! As it turns out, it’s super easy to DIY the lackluster footwear in your current possession and upgrade each pair to its fullest, color-capped potential.
Trust, we did it ourselves — twice! — transforming a ho-hum pair of black heels into a steel-y toed wonder and turning an otherwise plain nude oxford into a neon-tinged piece that just begs for compliments and double takes. Wanna know how we did it? From intel on everything from spray-painting techniques to taping like a pro, keep reading for four simple steps that'll turn your drab shoes into cool, hue-tipped kicks — no fancy footwork (or big bucks) required.
Photographed by Natalie Goel
Going home means getting an opportunity to appreciate some things you always took for granted. Things like a full fridge, neighbors who know your name, and decent thrift shops with reasonable prices (seriously — if we could count all the moments of rage we've experienced from sticker shock in big-city thrift shops...). read
Our noses are redder than a Louboutin sole, and we haven't felt our toes since October. Yep, it’s cold here in NYC. But, in Wisconsin, for example (where this editor's mother lives), it's even worse. (Meanwhile, his brother in L.A. thinks his 65-degree day is nippy.)
Winter weather may be complicated, but our read