Light-Up Shoes for Adults

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My sister said she was jealous of my daughter's flashing shoes. When my daughter outgrew hers, I took out the electronics and installed them in some adult size shoes.

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Step 1: Disassemble the Donor

Every shoe is going to be different, you just have to go slow and avoid cutting any wires. Start at the edges and work your way in. I used an X-ACTO knife and a sewing seam ripper to pop the seams so I could peel back the layers of plastic and fabric.

Once I got down to the LEDs, they were glued to a hard backing fabric, so I took a large piece of this backing to be used later when I reattach them to the new shoes.

The battery and motion switch were buried deep under the insole. Again I trimmed the fabric and foam away at the edges until I could peel back the insole and lift out the battery module.
Dewfactor6 months ago
I'll just say you've got more than one sister who'd like those.... :)
hblake732 years ago
Yes! Life is fair again. Can't wait to make these!
21GeeOff212 years ago
awesome. I may have to do this to my little brother's old shoes. (:
i took apart some kids shoes toooo! :D but i need to learn how to use LEDs. :) thanks for the instructable, i will have to read it soon!!
wilgubeast2 years ago
Those are slick. I love the video, too.

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