How to DIY Awesome Christian Louboutin Dupe Shoes

by Gulsen
10 Materials
1 Hour

Hi, everyone! In this tutorial, we’ll be making Christian Louboutin dupe shoes for just $40! Crazy, I know. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • White fabric pencil
  • Revolving punch plier
  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver
  • Craft scalpel
  • Paintbrush 
  • Mod Podge
  • Glitter 
  • Spike studs
  • Markers
Marking shoes

1. Mark where you want the spikes

Mark the spots on your sneakers where you’ll place the spikes. 

Tip: I’m using a pair of black faux suede sneakers for this, but you can use any sneakers you want as long as they’re fabric. Don’t use leather, because the glue will peel off!

Making holes

2. Make holes where you marked

Next, use the revolving punch pliers to make some holes in the places you marked. 

Tip: If the back part of your shoes is thicker than the front part, don’t be afraid to ask for help when you make the holes.

Holes in shoes

Here’s what some of the holes I’ve punched look like up close.

Hammering screwdriver into holes

Hammer a screwdriver into the holes to help make them big enough for the screws to fit.

Glitter mixture

3. Create a glitter mixture

To add glitter to the shoe, start by mixing Mod Podge glue with a little bit of water. Mix.

Then, dump in a little bit of black and silver glitter until you like the way it looks.

Painting the shoe

4. Paint the shoe

Use a small paintbrush and the glitter mixture to paint the shoe until it’s completely covered.

Tip: If you want your shoes to be more sparkly, you can add a second coat of glitter glue.

Adding spikes

5. Attach the spikes

Once the glue has dried, you can attach the spike studs to the holes in the shoes you made earlier. I use a scalpel to make the holes bigger, if necessary.

Making adjustments

6. Make additional paint adjustments

The original Christian Louboutin sneakers were black in the back of the shoe and also had a silver lining in some parts of the shoe, so you can replicate that with paint and markers.

Painting the tongue

I also painted the tongue black.

Completed Christian Louboutin dupe shoes

Christian Louboutin dupe shoes

And here's the end product!

I was wondering if I was going to nail or fail these Christian Louboutin dupes… and I nailed it!

Let me know what you think about these black glitter sneakers down below.

Suggested materials:
  • White fabric pencil
  • Revolving punch plier
  • Hammer
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