Jika-tabi are a type of shoe usually worn in japan. They are like socks with a rubber sole(see second picture) and are very comfortable. But, if your like me, you don't have the $40 required to get a pair. :( so, i invented a way to make them yourself! you may have seen the instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Running-Shoes/ , and so i thank "a splosion" for the insperation so i could upgrade his running shoes.
Step 1: Supplies
You Will Need:
~ crocs ( a type of foam shoe, but the sole from any shoe will work. you can find crocs here:http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=brand_crd_4?ie=UTF8&bbn=679255011&rnid=679255011&rh=n%3A%2Cp_4%3Acrocs%2Cn%3A679255011%2Cn%3A679313011#/ref=sr_ex_p_n_size_browse-vebi_0?rh=n%3A672123011%2Cn%3A!672124011%2Cn%3A679255011%2Cn%3A679313011%2Cp_4%3Acrocs%2Cp_36%3A679782011&bbn=679313011&ie=UTF8&qid=1296089127 but you can look around for what works.)
~ hot glue (you will need the gun too)
~ two pairs of socks
for any questions refer to pictures.
Step 2: Clean The Crocs!
I had an old pair of crocs, (they wouldn't fit me any more, but now they do!) but they were covered in mud! So i cleaned them!
The crocs will have to be free of all mud to let the hot glue stick well. They will also need to be as dry as possible.
Step 3: Cut The Groove.
Now that the crocs are clean you will need to remove the sole from it.
to do this is a fairly straightforwards process... use the scissors to cut along the groove between the sole and top "sandal" part.
follow the illustration: