[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