Today Sophie from Roubidou shares her tutorial on how to transform ordinary lace-up shoes into winged Hermes shoes. I love how clever and cute this is:

Hermes was the little inventor, thief, and messenger god. He had shoes with wings on them so he could fly between the mortal and immortal world, delivering messages to mortals from Mount Olympus. 

Here’s Sophie:

 ‘This tutorial combines two things that are not conventionally associated with boys: shoes and accessories. The idea for it came to me standing in the National Gallery in front of a painting with Hermes and I thought how I wish I could get away with wearing winged shoes. But of course I can’t pull it off – in contrast to the little ones. The basic idea is easy to adapt. You can use almost any material you want; you could for instance print out two paper-wings and let your kid colour and decorate them. If you are looking for something more durable any fabric will do. Thanks for stopping by my fledgling blog and thank you ever so much, Rae for letting me participate in your marvelous boy month.’

While you’re over at Roubidou, be sure to check out some of her other boy-friendly tutorials and posts:

Thanks Sophie for helping us Celebrate the Boy!
Categories: CELEBRATE THE BOY 2011, tutorial
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4 Responses to Guest Tutorial: Hermes Sneakers with Roubidou

  1. Sabra says:

    awesome! my eight year old is totally into mythology right now, as is his cousin. they would love these to play gods with!

  2. Jayna Rae says:

    Everything is soo cute! I wish those type of sneakers fit my sons foot. He wears a 10 extra wide at the ripe old age of 2 1/2.

  3. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Max California says:

    I JUST bought little Vincent his first ever pair of Converse low-tops. I'm kinda shocked at myself he is almost two and it is his first pair. I feel like i've failed my rockstar child. Hahah.

    Anyway, I AM SO DOING THIS!

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