Introduction: Duct Tape Shoes

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This Instructable will show you how to make duct tape shoes.

This is my first instructable so please give me ideas on how to make my next one better:)

Step 1: Get Your Materials

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For duct tape shoes, you will need...
~Duct Tape
~A Pen
~Flip flops or shoes that fit you

Step 2: Trace Flip Flop or Shoe

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Trace the flip flop or shoe onto the card board
make sure to trace both flip flops/ shoes or else you will have two of the same feet

Step 3: Cut Out

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Cut out the shape from the cardboard

Step 4: Cover the Cardboard

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cover the cardboard wit tape, make sure that the tape goes all the way over the cardboard, you will just cut it off to make it look better

Step 5: Cut the Extra Duct Tape Off

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Cut the extra duct tape off so that it looks like a shoe

Step 6: Make the Strap for the Shoe

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make a strap that goes on top of your foot

if you have questions, look at the pictures

Step 7: Attach More Straps

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Attach more straps until you get to your toe.

Step 8: The Heel

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Attach the heel

Take a piece of cardboard, and cover in duct tape

look at pictures to get more info

Step 9: Add Straps to the Side of the Shoe

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add the straps that connect you the shoe and the straps

Step 10: Do the Next Shoe

You are done with the first shoe now so follow steps 4-9 to make the other shoe

Step 11: Put More Duct Tape on the Sole

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The bottom of your shoe should be really messed up, so put duct tape on the bottom to make bottom less sticky

Step 12: YOU'RE DONE!!!!!

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you're done now, so go and show off your new shoes!!!!


JoyJayKai (author)2015-11-17

COOL! I made it! But I lost them...

moonaluna1222 (author)2015-05-01

This is so cool! I just bought some duct tape and I'm gonna make these to go with my duct tape hat.

Later: I made these, and got through one shoe. It was too tight, bendy, and rather painful. No fault of the instructable, of course, but if you make these, make them a little bigger than you think you'll need them. also, I would recommend making the sticky lip on the straps very small and just attaching them with more tape to avoid an ugly ridge around the shoe. Great instructable though, maybe I'll try again sometime.

Kaiven (author)2008-11-16

AWESOME! And because plastic doesn't breath, it should keep my house feet warm in the winter :D

saxophones (author)Kaiven2009-01-04


Kaiven (author)saxophones2009-01-05

Uh... isn't ductape made of plastic?

deathsithz (author)Kaiven2009-01-11

duck tape is made out of ducks!!!!!!!!

moonaluna1222 (author)deathsithz2015-05-01

No, ducks just work at the ductape factory and use their magic to make it.

1spartan95 (author)deathsithz2009-04-17 *lols more*.....PIE IS GOOD!!

saxophones (author)deathsithz2009-02-04

uuuummmmmmmmm k???

stitches22 (author)deathsithz2009-01-23

wow lol, it isnt really, but still, i always thought it was, UNTIL GOOGLE RUINED IT!!! there was an ad by google it said, looking for cheap DUCT tape? used in DUCTS to repair HOLES lol nice shoe idea, ima try it tomorrow, show my results.

saxophones (author)Kaiven2009-02-04


saxophones (author)Kaiven2009-02-04


jessevc (author)2008-12-24

I live in Australia

Hawkins56 (author)jessevc2009-01-02

I live in America

moonaluna1222 (author)Hawkins562015-05-01

I live in Narnia.

saxophones (author)Hawkins562009-01-04

great to know(sarcastic)

Hawkins56 (author)saxophones2009-01-06

I just put it cause the folks from down under put it.

manndude1 (author)Hawkins562009-07-22

im made my shoes purple and orange and white b/c of clemson ill put a pic when i finish

manndude1 (author)Hawkins562009-07-22

dude nice avatar. i love clemson.

saxophones (author)Hawkins562009-02-04


nate stangle (author)jessevc2009-02-02

who cares

jessevc (author)nate stangle2009-02-02

um in Australia you don't get coloured duck tape

itsaidhi (author)jessevc2009-02-03

in the world you can order it online

saxophones (author)itsaidhi2009-02-05


saxophones (author)jessevc2009-02-04

well colored duct tape is the best so you are missing out

saxophones (author)jessevc2008-12-30

great to know

DiliH (author)2014-10-10

I am going to make this soon! So awesome!

I like the slip-on version (this one) better than the one with laces.


jgulley1 (author)2011-11-21

It would be awesome to make these with clear tape. You're at school, and the principal is all like "Oh Em Gee, you aren't wearing shoes, STFU AND GTFO and get to my office NEOW!"
"Oh, but I AM wearing shoes, see?"
"Grrr...How dare you make a fool of me! Next time, vengeance shall be mine!" *herp*

isa996 (author)jgulley12014-06-16

That would be funny....hehehe -rubs hands evilly-

sashabella14 (author)jgulley12012-01-01

Hehe. I just might try that...

Dparedes1031 made it! (author)2014-04-29

Made it!!!!

TheGoldenLlama (author)2012-11-05

So I just did this... It turned out awkward. Ugh... I've worked with tape for 2 years... I figured I'd be able to do it. Oh well... :/

spenfisher12 (author)2010-03-03

or just trace youre feet



not my fault i like to trace things with chainsaws :(

i will give you that but what the f%$@ would make you do that its card board not 2X4


yes RLY

FYI, im a spy

it seems i am not the only spy (uses cloaking wach and runs back to the intel)

Oh no am I 2 late 2 catch spenfisher? Oh dammit! Missed him by that much!( Starts getting out shoe phone to call HQ) (in a girl voice) why don't you go after him? ( back in normal voice) Good thinkin 99!

hey ima comment on this because its a long convo :D

ryguy9 (author)2010-01-16

for grips, do what the hockey players do to their sticks... unroll a bunch of duct tape, hold the end, and spin the roll until it ends up small and stuck together... cut that off and tape it on :D

peacegirl6133 (author)ryguy92011-08-19

I play hockey and we use hockey stick tape and you just tape a small end on the stick and twist the tape and wrap the stick. then put tape over it

lee2vee (author)2011-05-16

nice job but you must ad a little you now style!

armorlord (author)2011-04-21

Really loved these shoes. Tried making myself a pair with whatever duct taped i could scavenge but they didn't end up so well :(

I found this great website with a bunch of duct tape products

They have a bunch of interesting ideas- people should definetly check them out.

iluv2sing (author)armorlord2011-04-28

i think the same thing

like making a duct tape tie

jdougherty2 (author)2011-04-24

Or, you could trace one shoe/flip flop twice and flip one of them over. Or, mask two pieces of cardboard together, trace one show/flip flop, unmask and flip one of the blanks over.

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