Well, here goes another explanation of a crazy decision!
After seeing those two photos of Belle’s shoes, I was determined to find replicas, or more like, I needed to find shoes that had the same shapes so then I could paint them and add the feathers.
After many (I repeat, MANY) hours of research, I could not find any shoes that would work….well, I actually did, they just cost $130+ and I was unwilling to spend that much on shoes that I was planning to paint and add feather too!
In those hours of research, I came upon these shoes (below) and decided to turn them into Belle’s shoes! This decision was based on some encouraging posts I found online. These posts showed successful conversion of shoes.