There are many low-tech ways to customise your Converse All Star shoes. Add your own touches with charms, stones, gems, patches, 3-D paint or ever-popular permanent markers for a unique look. You could also harness the power of the Internet to purchase personalised Chucks straight from the source. Converse now offers a design-your-own option right on its website.
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Things you need
- $58 to £45 for a pair in canvas, depending on the style of shoe
Open the Converse Shoes website at www.converse.com.>
Select the button or text that states "Make Your Own" to begin the design applet and process. Depending in the speed of your Internet connection and your computer process, you might need to wait a minute.
Click on the shoe image to get started. As you move your mouse's cursor over the shoe, you will see different areas highlight and the names of the parts of the shoe body that you can customise will appear. Click on the part that you want to start with. At the bottom of the screen will be a little brief about Converse history.
Choose a location for your personal tag. This can be on the heel stripe or low on the body of the shoe. Then enter your text (maximum characters depends on the location and the font), select the font style and the font colour.
Select the colour or print for the outside body (each side is done individually), the tongue and the heel stripe. You will first choose either colour or print. Then choose from the palette of options presented on the screen.
Select the colour for the rubber sidewall. You will get to choose from white, parchment or black.
Select your colour choices for the stitch, inside body and the laces of your Converse All Star Shoes. Then select your options for the racing stripe.
Use the rotational arrows to turn your customised Converse All Star Shoes to check that you have made sure to select and customise all the applicable pieces. You can also click on the fraction describing your progress (it will be a number out of 10, like 8/10) to open up a list with all the options and your selections to double check that you have customised everything.
Select your size for the Converse shoes by choosing Size, Country, Gender, Converse Size and Quantity. You can order more than one pair of All Stars in the exact same customisation for different sizes with different personal IDs through this screen-a convenient option for families, clubs or teams.
Print a copy of your customised Converse shoes and e-mail a copy to another person if you would like to using the buttons. Then add your Converse All Stars to your shopping trolley to check out.
Add more customisation to your Converse All Stars once your get them home by trying out some of the ideas in Design Your Own Shoes at home.
Tips and warnings
- Don't check out right away. Create your Converse All Stars, then let them sit for a few hours or a day to make sure that you really want the customisation you picked.
- Check out the "What's New" and "Make Mine (Red)" options for designing Converse shoes under the "Make" button in the top toolbar. This will share new colours, patterns and designs options.
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