These are galoshes - of sorts. I use them for wearing inside on the outside of my rain boots. But you could just as easily use them for outside wear if water is less of a daily concern for you. You see, I live in a rain forest. We get around 10 feet of rain a year. So wearing rubber boots is an almost daily occurrence. And taking off your shoes at the door is necessary. Everyone does it here.
But if you're working outside and need to dash inside for a tool, a drink, to go to the bathroom... well, these are great to slip on when you walk in the door! Or, if you just need to dash out on a rainy day to take out the trash or get something from the car these are the ticket too!
Step 1: Tools and materials
A non-steel belted tire from an ATV
A bicycle inner tube - probably about a 2 inch diameter one
A sewing awl with thick cord
Binder clips or something similar to hold materials in place
Step 2: Cut out the soles
Using an aggressive tread like this for an "indoor" sole is definitely overkill. It will take me lifetimes to wear them out. But what's neat is that they dish just right to contain any water from the shoe you wear inside these. Because of the shape of the wheel it will cause a bowl to form so you won't just be splattering your wetness through the house as you dash inside for the 9/16 inch socket. (No matter how much you swear that bolt was only 1/2 inch. Maybe it was metric. Yeah - that's a good excuse.)
Use a utility knife to cut a pair of soles wide and long enough to put your biggest boots on top of. If you can fit your foot perpendicular to the normal use of the tire it curves very nicely for the roll of a foot.
Looks like i can get exactly six pairs of these out of this one tire!