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You got old shoes! You can keep wearing those drab old things to seamlessly blend into your new dreary life of boring, slightly grungy shoe wearingness

OR

GOOGLY SHOES!


 
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Step 1: How to Make Them!

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Materials
  • Old Shoes
  • Large Sacks of Googly Eyes (Michael's for like 4 bucks)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Lots of sticks of Hot Glue
Here's what you do:
  1. Take a Hot Glue Gun!
  2. Make sure it is on the highest heat setting ( previous tests with lower heats lead to googly eyes that fell off more)
  3. Put a small drop on the back of an eye, and glue it on the shoe
  4. Cover the whole shoe!
You will start learning the ins and outs of what makes a good bond after a while. The different surfaces of a tennis shoe also adhere differently.

You should plan on a touch up stage, as the main way to know where the flex zones are that things will just always pop off come from wearing them around a bit.

Step 2: What Happens When You Wear Them

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You saw the video at the front. They make a fun squishy sound wherever you go!

I have been testing them for nearly 2 months and the adherence rate is suprising. I would say that at least 70% of the eyes won't fall off. Most fall off near the toe or the outside edges. If you ride a bike the inner edges are at risk.

But! Don't fear the fall-offs! People will find googly eyes in random places and smirk pleasantly knowing you have been there (note: don't use these shoes to carry out illicit affairs).

They are good for dancing and give you a bit of a tap-shoe like maraca feedback!
Typogoddess3 months ago

I was having a really bad day until I saw that video. Then it was wonderful. thank you.

Ez-Kabob2 years ago
That is marvelous! I need to make some shoes like this!
a77isonbay2 years ago
I'm not sure if I can take my eyes off of them...
hAHAHAHAHAHa totally awesome
Awesome! I will be on the look out for googly eyes on the ground :)
mikeasaurus2 years ago
I've got my eyes on these shoes!