Sometimes, plain shoes just won’t cut it. Spruce up your footwear by decorating your pairs with glittering gems. As selected by FN, these top shoe jewelry kits provide an endless selection of rhinestones to pick from along with helpful tools to make sure they stay put. Whether you’re revamping a pair of worn-in sneakers or turning your thong-toe sandals into a glittering style, you can easily attach these gems to the shoe’s surface using glue or a hotfix applicator to create a firm bond on a range of materials.
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1. Worthofbest Hotfix Kit
Great for canvas, cotton, vinyl and more, this kit includes 4,360 multicolored gems, a hotfix pen, applicator tips, tweezers and a wire brush.
Pros: The pen heats the glue of the gems for a quick, one-step application that lasts.
Cons: The gems are not suitable for leather.
2. TecUnite Rhinestone Kit
Coming with 2,000 round clear crystals, this set also includes a tweezer and nail rhinestone picking pen.
Pros: These clear rhinestones strongly hold to canvas and more materials for subtle shine.
Cons: You have to glue them to the shoes, and the glue is not included.
3. Aafke Rhinestone Kit
This kit features 5,100 iridescent stones, a dotting pen, tweezers, clay and a tray to hold all the pieces together.
Pros: The glue is extra sticky and should hold well.
Cons: The gems require heat to melt the glue and do not come with an applicator.