I tried them on, and surprisingly, they fit very well and actually feel quite comfortable. I've never had a pair of Vans slip-ons before, so I decided to keep them. Because nobody has ever bought these, I thought they had come from the Philippines. My dad used to go to the Philippines a lot, and sometimes he'd come home with shoes—most of them very convincing knock-offs of popular brands, like Converse. He doesn't remember ever getting these, but I'm still convinced that they are grade-A Filipino shoes. Other evidence that it came from the Philippines? It has Minnie Mouse all over it, but the name "Millay" is written below her. Every single time. Sure looks like a fob shoe to me, and a damn good copy too XD
Can anybody guess what I'm about to say next?
I'm going to repaint these shoes!
Not that the Minnie Mouse pattern and, uh, "Millay" aren't cute, but c'mon—free canvas shoes? I can't not paint on them. That would be ludicrous.
This project is much more likely to happen than the snowboard one, at least in terms of time. I can totally paint over this during winter break. But the big question is: what should I paint on it?
I've thought of a few themes:
- Space (black, purple and blue with stars and nebulas and stuff)
- Adventure Time (with Jake the doooog and Finn the human!)
- Octopus (oh you know)
- CMYK or some other really cliché designer thing
- Avatar: the Last Airbender
- DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
- Some kind of nice abstract pattern with colors I don't really have for shoes right now
If ya'll have any awesome ideas or even more awesome tips on painting these shoes, hit me up with a comment!