Making Custom Boots for SAM SMITH

10 Materials
1 Hour

I was asked to make a custom pair of heels for Sam Smith.

The instructions were to make a bedazzled pair of boots that embodied the true beauty of Gloria the tour. Let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Leather boots
  • Leather preparer
  • Leather paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Decals
  • Acrylic finisher
  • Anchor cut-outs
  • Pearl
  • Glue 
  • Needle and thread
Painting flame design

1. Paint flame design

First, prep your boots by cleaning them and then adding a leather preparer. Then, freehand a flame design.

Filling in flames

2. Fill in flames

Fill in the area with three layers of gold leather paint.

Creating decal

3. Create decal

I created a decal that says Gloria the tour, as well as the date and location of it. 

Applying decal to shoes

4. Apply to shoes

Now apply the decal to the platform of the shoes.


5. Seal with finisher

Then, seal everything in with two layers of an acrylic finisher.

Anchor cut-outs

6. Cut out anchors

Cut out four large anchors - the same ones that are in Sam’s poster.

Attaching pearl

7. Attach pearl

I know that Sam often wears an anchor earring with a pearl on the end, so I had to find a way to incorporate that.

I glued a pearl charm attached to a little bit of gold to the back of the anchor.

Then, to make it super secure, I sewed it in place as well.

Gluing panels together

8. Glue panels together

Glue the front and back panels together, and you’ll be left with two giant anchor patches.

Attaching to boots

9. Attach to boots

Attach these to the back of the boots.

Making custom boots for SAM SMITH

I hope you like the way we’ve designed the boots so far! I still have a lot more detail to add to Sam’s custom boots, so take a look at part 2.

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  • Leather preparer
  • Leather paint
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