You can never have enough shoes, right? Wrong. You can have too many shoes. They take up space! However, there is a shoe company called Alterre that makes shoes with interchangeable straps. Yes, you can switch the straps with a snap on button located on the bottom of the shoe soles. With over 500 combinations, you’ll have plenty of shoes to wear without all the space they take up. Straps are easier to store and can be easily traveled with. Here are a few other good things about Alterre to make them even better:
- Genuine Leather Upper, Man Made Lining
- 5% Profits Donated to Restore NY
- Designed in NYC, Made in Brazil with Fair Labor
- Recycled Plastic Heels
They are a company with a cause that also makes a great product. I can’t express enough how comfortable these shoes are either. I love wearing them.
Flower Power DIY
For the first pair, I wanted to add something very little and very easy. The white flower allows the shoes to match even more outfits than they already do and adds a cute little touch.
- Alterre Sandal
- Needle-Nose Pliers
- 2 Fake Flower Petals
- Beading Wire
Cut a piece of the beading wire and wrap it around the sandal.
Slip the wire through the flower petal hole.
Flatten the wire down with the end ending on the flower petals to keep them in place.
Alterre actually just came out with their own flower accessories you can add to your straps. Shop them here! I wore my soles with the Elizabeth strap in nude. It’s seriously the most comfortable lace-up strap I’ve ever worn.
Mermaidin’ Around DIY
For this one, I wanted to add a mermaid touch to the pretty turquoise straps. They remind me of the ocean already so I thought it went perfectly.
Place the straps on a pair of boots to keep them up. This will make it easy to paint on them as well.
I wanted the mermaid scales to match my soles so I went with grey. I mixed the white and black until I got the right shade. I think I did 2 parts white to 1 part black, might have been even less black though.
Paint the scales, spacing them out evenly. You don’t want them too small or too big. Then let them dry.
I’ll be sharing how to style these both in the coming days so stay tuned!
*Thank you to Alterre for partnering with me on this post.