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Duct Tape Sandals

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If you want to have some sandals for a warm day or a trip to the beach/pool and are as cheap as I am here is a quick and inexpensive solution.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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Gather these materials:
- 1 cardboard box (or any sturdy cardboard for that matter)
- A Cutting utensil- Exact-o knife, box cutter, or Scissors
- A writing utensil- Pencil, Pen, Marker
- One role of duct tape- If you really want to make your sandals flashy they do sell duct tape in assorted colors besides traditional metallic grey.

Step 2: Making the Sole

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Begin by cutting the cardboard box into flat panels. Then place your bare foot onto a sheet of cardboard and trace a line around your foot about 1/4 to 1/2 inch out from your sole and round off the toes. After that, use a cutting utensil to cut out your initial outline and then trace three replicas on the remaining cardboard. Cut the remaining cardboard soles each sole will consist of two cardboard cutouts.

Step 3: Foot Straps

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Now that you have the basis for the sole of your foot its time to make the strap. For each sandal tear off one strip of duct tape about 8 inches long and another strip about 6 inches long (the lengths may vary based on the width of your foot so a ruler shouldn't be necessary unless your picky). Lay the 8 inch strip adhesive side up and place the 6 inch strip over it so that only the ends have adhesive showing (Don't skip this especially for those with hairy feet or you will discover a new way to wax). Now, place your foot on one of the cardboard soles (only use one layer so that the strap fits in between the cardboard layers) and wrap the duct tape strap you just made over the top of your foot just before your toes tight enough so it wont slip while wearing and loose enough to easily slip on and off. The adhesive ends should be sticking to the bottoms of the sole. Repeat the step for the other foot.
i say take an old pair of flip-flops or sandals and trace those.
sunkiller5 years ago
I MADE ONE PAIR, BUT I NEED TO LEARN TO CUT STRAIT. I DID HAVE AN IDEAL. YOU COULD USE THICKER CARDBOARD. WEBER GAS BARBEQUE GRILLS COME PACKED WITH 1, 2, & 3" THICK CARDBOARD. MY LOCAL HARDWARE STORE ASSEMBLES AND DILIVERIES THIER GRILLS; ALSO, THEY COMPACK ALL THIER CARDBOARD WASTE. I HAD TO ASKS THEM TO SAVE ME SOME. THE BEST TIME TO ASK WOULD BE A WEEK BEFORE ANY SUMMER HOLIDAYS.
Derin sunkiller5 years ago
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Derin Derin4 years ago
Calculating emphasis..... BZZZZZZZZZZT overload waaza wooza smelly duct tape rolls killer bees sting the insert comin beep beep beeeeep BEEEEEEEEEP
leileah5 years ago
Thanks for not having disgusting feet. It really helped in the viewing of this instructable. :D Thumbs up.
shadow129526 years ago
made mine a little different but their awesome/everyone should make some/I call them my hobo-sandals
johndoe55956 years ago
This is one of the best Instructables I've seen yet and I've seen quite a few. on mine on the top layer I had padding on it before I duct taped it and it's really comfy. I did the same on the strap above, it feels great and I love wearing them around my house. I also agree with everyone else, nice drawing, the Exacto looks real.
Very nice instructable! And like people have said... your artwork is beautiful. :) Nice shading and stuff! Have a great day.
Really good artwork now i have cheap shower shoes for my dorm!
cubemonkey6 years ago
Great artwork, man. Awesome.
wow, cool instructable, you are an amazing artist!
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