The first pair was a white canvas shoe. I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Lime Matte. Since the front was gathered I left it white along with the top edge. I let them dry for several days to make sure the paint had a chance to cure well. I then sprayed with Scotch Guard to hopefully keep them somewhat clean. I think they turned out pretty well. And I can get at least one more seasons worth of wear out of them, hopefully more.
The blue pair are a mesh type fabric. I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Turquoise Matte. These were a little more challenging to paint. The paint bled through to the inside but has not been a problem. I painted the elastic on the top and it doesn't show any white when I wear them.
It was fun to have a "new" pairs of shoes to wear in really fun colors. And they only cost me about $5.00 in paint for both pair. So get to digging around in your closet and see what shoes you have that need a new color. I would love to see what you come up with.