So, I got myself some glue, comics, decoupage varnish and some paint brushes and set about making myself some new shoes.
The comics I chose were two Batman stories. This took a fair amount of consideration if I'm honest, because I didn't want anything too goth or too childish or too, *how shall I say this nicely?* (sod it) fetish/sexy like - Batman seemed the best option on balance. First up, I made sure the shoes were clean. Then I ripped up pages from the phone book (came in handy after all!) and stuck the little bits all over my shoes. This provides a base for the comics both in terms of an even background and something to adhere to. Then I picked pictures with sufficient commonality to make sense and glued them over the top. Next I 'varnished' the shoes with clear nail polish (multiple times).
Here's the finished article (pre varnish - the loose bits don't stick out anymore):
I'm contemplating sticking on some trinkets a la Irregular Choice shoes, but fear that's when they go from being quirky/cool to being daft.