DIY Quickie: Monster Heels With Electric Soles A La Nicki Minaj

I use to have this ex- boyfriend that would always say “I hate to see you go, but I love to watch you walk away” #LAME (notice I said EX-boyfriend). As lame as that line is, it actually a very valid observation for girl obsessed with fashion. When you first meet people you really want them to love your outfit, but think about it… wouldn’t it nice to leave them with a fashion surprise when you walk away?

Christian Louboutin is the MASTER of this with his red soles. Since I’m Louboutin whore, I would NEVER suggest painting your soles red, but here’s a quick DIY (…and stylist) trick to adding a little pizaz to the bottom of your shoes…

This July my blog-sorority, Two Point Oh LA, partnered with The Sole Society and became the brands Fashion Insiders for the month. They were gracious enough to send me these fab cut out booties. Click here to check out The Society’s website and to join the club. They have loads of amazing shoes at amazing prices!

These booties are so cute as is, but I screwed on a few spikes to help channel my inner Nicki Minaj.

I added a neon pink duct tape to the bottom to really make them stand out. Duct tape now comes in a variety of different colors and even prints. Remember my color block belt (here)?  I used 3 different neon duct tape colors for that project. Pick your favorite color and go crazy!

Stylist Secret:  Sometimes when were using shoes at a photoshoot we’re not allowed to scuff up the bottoms of the shoes. To protect the shoes we add blue painters tape to the bottom so that the model can pose in the shoes with damaging them. We use painters tape because it’s easily removed and won’t mess up the shoe, duct tape is a lot more sterdy and will last longer.


19 responses

  1. Love it! You really transformed those shoes. I take it you would have to be very neat to avoid the tape from bunching up. Nice.

    July 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    • Yes that’s true, but it’s on the bottom of your shoes so no one is really studying it that hard! They’re too busy watching you strut away… lol.

      July 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm

  2. You’re a genius. That is all. 🙂

    July 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm

  3. i love it!! great!! this is my diy of this week, I hope you like!

    July 13, 2011 at 1:11 am

  4. Love this. Especially the studs.

    July 13, 2011 at 7:01 pm

  5. I would love to know where the spikes can be purchased. TIA!

    July 16, 2011 at 11:31 am

  6. CR

    I have some hot pink duct tape, def trying this!

    August 9, 2011 at 1:39 am

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  8. Love this, would love to know where you got the spikes.

    September 28, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    • Thanks! I picked them up from a fabric and notions store in downtown A called Michael Levines, but you can shop online for them at

      September 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm

  9. You are too cool for school, thank you so much!

    September 29, 2011 at 5:09 am

  10. I absolutely love this idea! I’ll have to try it out sometime!

    October 28, 2011 at 4:16 pm

  11. that fluro pink is that bright, they look great hun well done

    April 9, 2012 at 7:44 pm

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  14. lodovicapiccininni

    Really love them *_*

    December 29, 2012 at 5:00 am

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  16. Y

    Very cool 🙂

    August 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm

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