Here is the inspiration.
I had intended to wait and buy a pair of Keds and try making these for Lydia's birthday next year. Then I remembered these plain boring white shoes in Lydia's closet. Lydia almost NEVER wears white shoes. These were bought by mistake and never returned. They were cheap so I didn't worry too much, but they also were destined to never be worn.
Here they are in progress. These shoes are patten leather-ish so the sharpie went on super easy. hopefully it won't come off equally easy. If they are going to look terrible within a short time of putting them on, I want to know that now.