When you think about comfort, few types of shoes can compare to a pair of broken-in sneakers. Classic, white Chuck Taylor All Stars are great (and suit almost any outfit!) but how can you make your sneakers stand out among the crowd? Read on to see how and get inspired to create!

9. Dip Dyed Neon Sneakers

Turn heads in a pair of ombre, dip dyed sneakers. viral Style Blogger Jenni Radosevich of I Spy DIY sprayed Tumble Dye on a pair of high tops to achieve this cool look.

8. Gold Sneakers

If you’re looking to add some bling to your wardrobe, try DIYing some gold sneakers. Transform scuffed sneakers with metallic paint a la Allison of the blog Dream a Little Bigger.

7. Floral Sneakers

Give a pair of Keds a mod redesign with bold, bright flowers and stripes. These sneakers, seen on the blog iLoveToCreate, can be easily created using fabric markers.

6. Lace Slip-On Sneakers

How can you make lace feel less stuffy and more stylish? By DIYing a pair of sneakers like these from Sprinkles in Springs. These are easy to create and even easier to wear with many outfits!

5. Pearl-Embellished Sneakers

These sweet teal sneakers are even sweeter with an embellishment of lovely pearls. Something about these Keds, created by Beyond the Box, feels timeless and cool.

4. Studded High Tops

Silver studs can give a pair of traditional high tops a rock-and-roll edge. Brit + Co. shows us how to edge up Chuck Taylor All Stars as well as other shoe styles.

3. Fabric Covered Sneakers

If you’re a constant crafter with lots of little scraps of fabric lying around, these shoes are for you. Put your remnants to good use by adhering them to a pair of white sneakers like these seen on Handmade Happy Hour.

2. Iridescent Sneakers

Give your kicks an intergalactic spin like this pair seen on the style blog P.S. – I Made This. This look can be easily achieved with some crinkled iridescent film, acrylic paint, and a few more basic painting supplies.

1. Simple Embroidered Sneakers

Looking for a simple way to upgrade your kicks? With just a needle and some embroidery thread you can embellish a pair of high tops (or low tops, if you prefer). Get creative with geometric patterns for that low-key cool factor.