I am actually working on a new pair at the moment! Hopefully I will be able to show them soon.
These shoes cost me $6-7? from Chinatown. They were really fun to paint on, but definitely not made for durability! The soles are wearing out so fast because they are just so cheap.
This pair my mom brought back from Hong Kong for definitely very cheap. I painted that turquoise on there and it stiffened up the heel up for sure.