I started this project by buying some plain white canvas shoes. It is better if they have seems around the lace holes.
I then used a Sharpie of the color of choice to trace around the tight spots and curves I was a little too shaky to paint with a brush. I also added some dots around the border to look like eyelets in the fabric.
Then I used accrylic paint to paint in the center and tongue.
I let paint dry and put in laces.