DIY Faux Fur Sandals Inspired by Reed Krakoff

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photo : jak & jil blog

Ironically, last February I posted about the Reed Krakoff Fall 2010 collection …how their sleeveless coat was rather similar to mine & how I was going to DIY their fur sandals. Well, a year later, I finally got around to doing it. What was holding me back? Well, the right shoe really. I was sort of set on a black strappy sandal that went up the ankle as the original did but didn’t realize I had a pair of perfectly suitable strappy sandals already in my closet. And since I’ve had the fur lying around for months now just awaiting the right shoe, all I needed were a pair of scissors to complete the job. Here’s a quick step-by-step for you.

Here’s What You’ll Need…

DIY Fur Sandals

* Strappy sandalsthat fit snugly …flats will work too.
* Faux fur. I found mine at JoAnn’s pre-cut in the ribbon section and purchased one yard. If you have to cut it yourself, it’s exactly 4inches in width.
* Scissors


DIY Fur Sandals

* With fur pointing down, insert fur into sandal. Try on your shoe and adjust where you’d like your fur to line up at your toes and ankle.

DIY Fur Sandals

* Cut fur accordingly at ankle.

DIY Fur Sandals

* Mine ended up being about 7-1/2″ long {and I wear a size 9 shoe}. You may also choose to cut your fur first, then try them on and trim excess if necessary. Adjust any fur that may be stuck under the straps so it lays nicely. You’ll have a bit of shedding at first but that’s about it.

* Note, if you have a pair of boots with buckles, you can achieve a Louboutin look as well.

* Place your fur where you want it to stay and strap your sandals around it.

And… Voila!

DIY Fur Sandals

DIY Fur Sandals

DIY Fur Sandals

I wore mine all day long with no slipping or sliding or adjusting necessary.

Have Fun!

* Find all my DIYs here

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • achmea

    February 24, 2011 |

    Thank you for the great idea! Current weather in my country (-20 C and snow) doesn’t allow to wear sandals, but I hope summer will come soon…

  • Rene Braun

    February 24, 2011 |

    Wow! Amazing idea!!! Thanks for sharing!!!


    Welcome to my blog :)) Kisses

  • Samantha

    February 24, 2011 |

    Just came across your blog, love it!

    Great DIY! :o)


  • tailorstitch

    February 24, 2011 |

    this is a really great idea! I do love a bit of DIY

  • Glamour Daze

    February 24, 2011 |

    They could be called Heel Cosies !

  • AlbeeLucky

    February 24, 2011 |

    I was wondering when you would do a DIY for the faux fur sandals. The look is super cute :)Thanks for the post.

  • ~L~ of Avid Accents

    February 24, 2011 |

    Maegan i saw this yesterday and my mouth dropped. it’s genius! a perfect…simple and FABULOUS DIY!


  • Craftmaker

    February 24, 2011 |

    Wow! I like yours much better then the original ones. Thanks for sharing!

  • Anonymous

    February 24, 2011 |

    Thank you, Maegan for your DIY!! I’ll be at Joann’s today. The possibilities are endless……black fur with black sandals (winter)…..various holiday colors for fun, etc. etc. Love, love the white! We are heading for an unusual cold/snow weekend, so we will be wrapping outdoor pipes, and placing plants on porch. Thanks again, Sunshine!!

  • AndreaLeigh

    February 24, 2011 |

    at first I didn’t think I liked it, but seeing them with the outfit it looks amazing. great job, and so easy! thanks for sharing!

  • Noblekatt

    February 24, 2011 |

    ok, I must admit, I HATED the inspiration, to me it looked juvenile and sloppy. BUT your MIY is FAAAABULOUS! it looks so much cleaner and fresh/up to date despite being a year “behind” lol! great job!

  • Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

    February 24, 2011 |

    So friggin HOT!

  • Betti Bee

    February 24, 2011 |

    It looks so cute! Like little Yeti feet 😉

  • freeteyme

    February 24, 2011 |

    very cute! and looks very simple to do too

  • Claire Alexandra

    February 24, 2011 |

    I love this DIY it’s amazing! and so is your blog!


  • TK Kerouac

    February 24, 2011 |

    thought those were your freckles for a moment

  • Wida

    February 25, 2011 |

    Those are totally cute.

    But I don’t know if I could pull those off :S

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  • modanista junkie

    February 25, 2011 |



  • Huda

    February 25, 2011 |

    thanks for the DIY, I wear size 9 as well and have the perfect pair and fur for it.

  • Mawiyah

    February 25, 2011 |

    That rocks!

  • Jessica

    March 1, 2011 |

    SO cute!

    ps – I totally purchased those LAMB heels in nude after you tweeted about them being a gilt a few months back – in love with them 🙂


  • Dale

    April 14, 2011 |

    OMG, these are amazing. This is one of the best ideas I’ve seen because I love the faux fur look, I definitely have to do that this fall and winter with a pair of my old ones. Thanks for the idea


  • Matter Of Style

    September 16, 2011 |

    these are soo cool!

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