I finished making these a while ago, but I haven’t been able to mention them as they were for my sister for her birthday. But now that has been and gone I can show you them.
[Please excuse the slightly below par photography. I was on a euphoric ibuprofen induced high at the time, ecstatic that for a brief period of time my face didn't feel as if it had been used as a punch-bag (don't ask)].
The pattern was featured in an issue of Mollie Makes about 3 months ago (I think). I customised it by adding the suede sole (so that they last longer, hopefully), a fluffy sheepskin lining to the inside and adding the circle and star on the side so that they looked (a little) more like the Converse high-tops we all know and love.
I also omitted the surface crochet that was supposed to go on either side, because, quite frankly, doing that line of black surface crochet around the top of the base was bad enough and I just couldn’t face it! I’m not proud that I wimped out, but that’s how it goes sometimes.