Last week The Girl and I went out for dinner at my favorite Japanese restaurant. On the way back, she convinced me to stop by Urban Outfitters.
As usual, it was chock full of overpriced faux-hipster crap. As I was browsing, one thing caught my eye - a pair of Chuck Taylor slip-ons. I love Chucks, and I've had (at least) one pair in my wardrobe at all times since I was eight or nine, but I sure as shit wasn't gonna pony up 70 bucks for 'em.
Today I decided to make my own damned pair. I pulled out the low-tops that I found in a clearance bin for $10, removed the laces, took out a needle & thick mending thread, and stitched up the insides (all the way up along the tongue and above the eyelets) like so:
Total cost = approximately $10.04 and about 20 minutes of stitchin' time.
Now I've got a pair of comfortable-as-fuck summer shoes that look pretty bitchin'. See:
Everything's coming up Milhouse!!!