...in painted shoes, that is. The only paint experiment I've witnessed in recent years was done by a classmate who painted her white Bata keds orange and then painted random words all over that in black (the finishing touch was the name of her ex-boyfriend on the sole of the right- or was it left?- shoe, for the express purpose of being stomped on). That was rather cool, and two years later the shoes still look awesome, but paint-splattered shoes in general (despite the fun potential of making and wearing them), are a mildly troublesome concept in places as dusty as the ones we live in, so finding Mathieu Missiaen, an actual shoe painter on Etsy, is more than a little interesting- his work reminds me more of graffiti than paint splatters, plus the shoes would probably never get boring. They're also astonishingly neatly done, and even if the dollar-to-rupee conversion makes the shoe-customising service sound like a silly idea for me ($200 if you send him your shoes), it's still quite something. Also, I like feeding my fun-shoe fetish- for that, if nothing else, the shop is well worth a look.images from the NDEUR shop on Etsy.