After I saw this Squidoo lens, Make Your Own Saddle Shoes, I had to give it a shot. I have Sharpies. White canvas shoes were easy to find at my local K-Mart. And I had some time last night.
I didn't do a neat as a job as the author of the lens did. I just sort of went in full tilt with the purple Sharpie. They are sloppy, but fun. I'll wear them.
Taking a Sharpie to a pair of canvas shoes is nothing new. In fact, Sharpie now makes a set of markers just for this purpose. Do a search on Sharpie canvas shoes and see what beautiful things people come up with. Doing a Tumblr search is a great place to start.
If I can keep on finding white canvas shoes, I may take a more advanced approach to customizing them. Here's one tutorial that I would like to try.
Did you ever color a pair of shoes with markers? What did they turn out like? I want pictures!