Ways to Make Your Plain Converse Shoes Colourful and Interesting


When it comes to selecting shoes, Converse is one of the most respected brands. However, many shoes from Converse are white or are too plain and boring. If your sneakers are similarly uninspiring, you may not get the best from them. The good news is that there are ways in which you can make your plain pair to become a lot more colorful, vibrant, and attractive. Below are methods that you can implement to bring some life to your pairs.

Customize the Design

A fantastic feature or offer from Converse that some people are not aware of is that you can customize your shoes directly on the website. Right on the Converse official website, you can do very brilliant customization of your pair. You can even use the colors of your favorite sports team. Instead of just going for the plain white ones, you can do exciting customizations and select the most fantastic blend of colors and designs. 

Dye Your Pair

Besides doing online customization, you can add vibrancy to your sneakers pair to go ahead and dye the shoes. However, there is a method to this, and you need to follow every step for you to get the desired result. For example, if your pair is plain white or dull pink, you can dye it to any other color that you want. Usually, what many do is dye to a much deeper or bolder color like burgundy. 

This style is that you can do it all by yourself. All you need is your pair of Converse with the lace removed and get some Vaseline or lube close by. Then proceed to fill your sink, basin, or a bucket with about one gallon of water. The water should be lukewarm, not hot or too cold. 

Add one tablespoon of detergent and a few spoons of table salt. Mix well until the salt has completely dissolved. Then get the Vaseline and use it to cover all the white sole and rubber parts of your shoes. This is to ensure that the dye does not get to the rubber. Also, ensure that the Vaseline does not get on to the material of the shoe. Remember, the laces should be removed too. 

Then take the shoes, dunk them into your salty detergent solution and make sure they are fully submerged. Immediately put the shoes inside the dye mix in another container, then put the boots back in another sink and rinse properly. Do this a few times. Get a rag or paper towel to clean off the Vaseline and let them dry.

You will see your plain Converse has been turned into a very gorgeous and colorful pair in a matter of minutes. This is an easy DIY and you do not need to incur any extra cost whatsoever. 

Make Use of Paints

Here is another exciting way by which you can add more sparkle to your plain Converse sneaker. As the fabric used in the manufacture of the sneakers is similar to a canvas, you can decide to change its appearance by painting on it. With this method, you can get to express your skills of creativity adequately. Apart from the fact that it is a lot of fun, it will also save you a lot of money as you will not need to fork out big bucks buying them on the Internet or from a Converse store. 

To get this done, you will need your pair of sneakers (obviously), painter’s tape, palette, paint brushes, sharpie, acrylic paints (precisely the colors you want), acrylic varnish (to increase the durability of the painting), and cardboard. As you are getting all the materials ready, you should also have a good idea in your mind of what you want to paint on the shoes. To make sure that what you are going to paint is perfect, it is highly recommended that you take the time to practice the design you want to do. You can make use of the cardboard to do this. This is to make sure that you rehearse the plan correctly and use the right color combination and ideal painting technique. When you finish the practice painting on the canvas, you will see the image and notice if there are any flaws to correct. 

It would help if you did practice before you start painting directly on the sneakers. This is important as you will not be able to make corrections if need be. So, if you decide to paint on the sneakers, you surely have to get it right. 

However, if you do it right, you will be amazed and pleasantly surprised by the outcome. This is because, with painting, you can do practically any eye-catchy design that you so desire. But if you are not good at painting but you will like the artwork to be done, it is better to hire professional artists to assist you.

You can also explore the option of putting stickers on your shoes, if you are not comfortable with a brush.


It is an excellent thing to rock a pair of Converse sneakers, but it is a lot more fun and exciting if you wear the most colorful ones. Even if you initially got a pair of plain ones, you can still transform them and make them very bright. The various methods by which you can achieve this noble goal have been outlined in this article. 

Converse itself is one of the most beloved brands globally, but you can even take it to the next level by adding your personal touch of creativity to it. If you have a pair of plain sneakers and you have always wondered how you want to make them look more attractive, now you know what to do and precisely how to go about it. 

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