If you have a pair of solid-colored shoes that could use some spicing up, why not have some fun and customize them? With markers, paint, or even rhinestones, you can create your own unique designs to make your shoes one-of-a-kind. Here, we rounded up some of the best kits that both kids and adults can enjoy. One of our picks even comes with a pair of white rubber rain boots for kids to decorate. Each customization kit includes art materials that work on a wide range of fabrics, from canvas to leather, and won’t come off in the rain or wash. Shop your favorites ahead and get crafting.
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1. My Design Paintable Boots Kit
This kit comes with six waterproof paint colors, two paintbrushes, and a pair of white rubber rain boots for kids to create their own accents on. It also includes a handy little mixing palette.
Pros: The set also includes 32 magic erasing pads that allows kids to easily fix or wipe away designs and add new ones. The boots are offered in three size options to fit children of varying ages.
Cons: They may run on the small side.
2. Crazy Colors Fabric Markers
With this kit, you get 20 double-ended pastel fabric markers featuring a fine bullet tip for outlining, writing and sketching, and a chisel tip for broad writing, filling in, shading, and blending.
Pros: These markers are non-toxic, fade-proof, and won’t come off fabric in the washing machine. You can also choose a 40-color master marker set for more options.
Cons: Some may find they tend to dry out after a bit.
3. Epesl Hotfix Rhinestone Kit
To add rhinestones to your pairs, this kit includes a hot-fix applicator wand with a safety stand, seven hot-fix tips, three boxes of hot-fix rhinestones, glue, a cleaning brush, a plastic tray and two tweezers.
Pros: It also comes with a rhinestone pen and two rhinestone for pencils positioning the gems, label stickers and a little storage pouch. The hot-fix tool has a comfort grip handle and an extra-long 4.6-feet cord.
Cons: The process may be a tad messy.