For the few steps I used, check after the break! (Update: I went over them a second time this morning, and the colors are SO much bolder.)
The shoes were $5 a pair at Wal-Mart. When I saw they had two pairs left in my size I really couldn't just leave one of them, could I? (Also, I KNOW those sheets are horrible, but I managed to get superglue all over mine...long story. These are the only ones I could find. Sigh.) (And apparently I am also too lazy to just move off my bed to the perfectly fine floor.) (Or to just redo the shot in the living room, where I actually did the project.)
First I just did the black designs, keeping in mind where I wanted the colors to go later. If you use these markers, the time lapse also helps to keep the colors from bleeding-you can kind of see where I made that mistake early on in the shoe on the left. Stripes, designs, colors-it's really whatever YOU want it to be, and that's one of the things I love about DIY. Wanelo search is also a great way to browse for ideas-and I have the link to Tribal right here.
After that, I just filled in where I thought each color should go and, voila, tribal print sneakers for $5! (Technically $17, since the markers were $12, but I was pleasantly surprised to discover that I didn't drain the markers dry, leaving them and the others for future projects.) Of course, you can do the same thing on any canvas shoe, or canvas anything, really.