After YEARS of sweating Bess' studded Converse -- but feeling the obvious and understandable resistance to shelling out like three bills for them -- I tracked down an amazing Etsy seller who did 'em for less than half. Check out CustomStudded on Etsy -- Jennifer is a DOLL, and she'll design your studded shoes according to the stud of your choosing: You pick the stud color/ style and the shoes. I happened to send her a brand-new pair of Converse. Oh, and it was a super-quick turnaround, too. Like, two days!
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to sleep in these bbs.