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DIY Project: Spiked Converse Chuck Taylors (low tops)

April 16, 2011 Fashion, Leisure, Style 17 Comments

Since there were no low top leather, spiked chucks in the marketplace…. I made these..

.. given the time and cost of materials, i don’t think i’ll ever do this again.. hahaha.

Seriously, this little project took a good 8 hours or so (spread over a week), half of which was spent getting the spikes into the rubber toe area. Unlike studs which have pointy prongs, the spikes were screw-in, and the screws were all flat! So, I had to bust out my college dissection kit to make the holes.

These spiked converse make the Louboutin Rollerboys look tame…

I made these thinking that I’d wear them as casual kick-around shoes for the summer, but after trying them on, I’m not so sure anymore….. they’re heavy! It’s apparent that I didn’t think this through…I didn’t account for the added weight of the spikes…

… oh well…

Currently there are "17 comments" on this Article:

  1. Uhm…. Can you make me a pair? 🙂

  2. What size are they? Love the kicks!

  3. ooops meant to ask, what size are the spikes?

  4. admin says:

    hi. they’re 1/2 inch spikes. i really wish i could find smaller ones.

  5. cc says:

    hi, these are tres chic!
    may i ask how the backs of the studs feel when you wear them, do they hurt or rub on your feet?

  6. admin says:

    Thanks!…I’m not really sure if I’m able to comment as I have not worn these outside yet! However, walking around the house in them with no socks, there were no problems (other than the weight). The screws were screwed on very tight to make the metal part flush with the canvas, so there was no unusual rubbing.

  7. remi says:

    could you make the spikes smaller

  8. admin says:

    i could make it with smaller spikes, if i had access to smaller spikes.

  9. Jessica dixon says:

    I love this shoe!!!

  10. david johnson says:

    how did you screw in the spike towards the front?

  11. admin says:

    I started off by hand (holding the screw from the inside with a finger and turning the spike). Eventually, I tightened the screw with one of those screwdriver tips that come with interchangeable bit screwdrivers (turning the screw from the inside and holding the spike). The screws in the front were the hardest part of this little project!

  12. dwan says:

    Where did you get the spikes you have from?

  13. Ronald says:

    Where did you buy the spikes?

  14. Jacque Lamb says:

    Where did you buy the spikes?

  15. admin says:


  16. Brittany says:

    How did you make holes in the back to screw them in?

  17. jessey says:

    i love this shoe but the thing i want to know is WHERE CAN I FIND THE SPIKES???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????????

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