This week's selection of websites looks at artists who have used shoes as inspiration for their work and sites that will help you create your own shoe art.
Jethro Haynes -
London-based illustrator and sculptor Jethro Haynes is best known for his shoe dioramas - artworks that transform shoes into miniature worlds.
Federico Uribe - http://www.federicouribe.com/
Federico Uribe is a Colombian artist that literally paints with shoe laces. Uribe created an entire forest filled with animals made from recycled shoes for a large-scale installation called Human Nature.
Brian Jungen - http://www.catrionajeffries.com/b_b_jungen_works.html
Vancouver-based artist Brian Jungen is famous for his sculptures that transform Nike's Air Jordan sneakers into Aboriginal-style masks.
Gabriel Dishaw - http://www.gabrieldishaw.com/index.html
Using just pieces of junk (like discarded circuit boards, computer chips, metal, woods and plastics), Gabriel Dishaw creates customized "sneaker sculptures."
Sneaker Customization - http://www.sneakerfreaker.com/feature/sneaker-customizing/
Sneaker Freaker Magazine has put together two helpful guides that will show you step-by-step how to customize your own shoes.
Ian's Shoelace Site - http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/index.htm
This website is dedicated to the art of shoelace tying, from unique and arty ways to lace your shoes to how to tie a "balanced" knot.