Give students a photo copy of a Converse shoe or some other shoe style and have them design the shoe and then do patterns in the background - good color theory and pop art lesson. Alternate patterns on shoe and plain background with the opposite.
Indie Fashion and Beauty: Recycled DIY Tire Sandals made by Courtney Kessel. These fabulous shoes consist of laminated cardboard platforms with tire tread soles. The upper is all bicycle tire inner tubing and a washer.