Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Do-It-Yourself : Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator sandals have been enjoying a mainstream moment for quite sometime now. Having crept into the fashion circuit last year, thanks to multiple designers and bloggers embracing this trend, it has made an official shift from the ramp to the streets. Whether knee-high or ankle-high, heeled or flat, wish as much as you want to scream sparta, there is no denying that this trend is sexy, edgy and oh-so-chic. Not only are they a stylish compliment to your outfit but are also an interesting DIY to attempt. Although, flat knee-high sandals are my favourite version of the gladiators, thanks to your love on this post I couldn't help but share the 'shoe-secret'. 

You'll need:

1. A pair of sandals - T-straps work the best. I chose these because of a relatively caged and covered effect they render.
2. A faux leather trim - Try to match the width of the trim with the straps of your sandals. 
3. Scissors


1. Start by measuring out the trims. I used about 3 meters of the trim, divided into half for each leg.
2. Next, weave the trim through or under the existing straps of your sandals. Make sure you have half on each side and have an equal length to hold. Alternatively, you can also glue the trim to the straps. 
3. Make a firm loop around the strap so that the trim and the straps are held together firmly. Repeat for both.
4. The fun part is to weave and criss-cross the trim around the legs. Here you need to be sure that you are raising the trim symmetrically and at an an equal height for both legs. Also, make sure it is firm and doesn't slip while walking.
5. Weave it as high depending upon how dramatic a look you prefer. Secure it by tying the trims into a bow and voila!
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  1. Awesome diy.

  2. This is such a fun and simple way to transform your heels.. I have a few pairs of heels which I don't wear any more, I guess even they need a makeover now :)

  3. Such an easy & cool idea! Thanks for sharing!! :)

  4. That is such a great idea Agam!

  5. Great tute. Where to buy the leather trim in Chandigarh?