I put together my first and current pair in two hours, and was finished in time for physics lab. I used them in place of paid-for shoes, both inside and outside. They've held up very nice-like, with the help of some extra duct tape every few adventures.
Why waste a roll of duct tape?
My motivation was the ability to throw these things in my bag for barefoot/sock-only days. When I need to succumb to The Man (always getting us down) who requires shoes for service, I need only to equip these and could acquire food.
If you choose bright duct tape, you can increase the attention your feet receive by up to 100!% (That's no typo. That's one hundred factorial percent. That's right, over 10^157 percent!)
When wearing these shoes, many of the one-phrase conversations passerby-ers say at you will become the question: "Are you wearing duct tape shoes?" You need only to nod to increase your coolness.
Step 1: Ingredients
- Pair of socks you don't care about (or one sock for every limb you want a shoe for)
- Roll of duct tape
- Permanent marker that can be used on socks and duct tape
- Cardboard for soles
- Maybe for-real shoe inserts for for-real arch-support and such