Step 1: Supplies and Tools
cereal and cracker box cardboard (I needed a little more than once pictured in my supplies pic) 4 boxes should be enough
small hole punch
paper cutter (used at the end of the project)
Step 2: Trace Feet and Cut Out Soles
don't trace them too small you want a little extra space around your foot if you plan to put them on and wear them
cut them out and place them back to back to insure they are about the same size and shape if you need to trim them a little do that now
Step 3: Making the Heel & Some of the Top
for the middle part of the shoe I drew a 3 lines on vertical and 2 at a slight diagonal lines (see the photo, it looks like an upside down Y)
Cut out the square around those lines and them cut on those lines, then trace those pieces for the other shoe
When making the pieces for the shoes, I worked in 3rds and I wanted them all to overlap a little.
Step 4: More Parts of the Shoe
for the rest of the toe part I used to side pieces from a cracker box.
next rip all the labels/printed parts of the cardboard, except the sole piece you want that one to be thicker and ridged. Start to separate it with a finger nail and peel it all off. This makes the cardboard a little more pliable.
Step 5: Putting It Together - First the Heel
Step 6: Putting It Together - the Middle
making sure they slide under the heel piece a little so they can be glued together later
glue them and let dry
Step 7: Putting It Together - the Toe
Now cut slots in the pieces traced from the soles (see the photo) (cut them pretty small it will glue together better) Fold those tabs as show in the photo and erase the pencil lines so they don't show up on your shoes
Glue those 2 pieces together they should fit together if there are enough slots cut. As they dry it's best to hold them face down on a hard surface (see photo)
Step 8: Punching Holes and Attaching the Toe
tie a thin strip of cardboard (or something else) to hold the middle together while you and the toe piece
Glue the toe on to the sole piece. Once glued lay it on a flat surface and put a hand inside to hold it down till it dries a little.
Step 9: Touching Up
Trim any parts that are sticking out.
Glue the toe part to the middle part and glue the middle part to the heel.
Step 10: Adding Some Sole :)
I used 22 of these but it depends on your weight how many you'd need to hold you
after they are cut roll them up tight and the let go, they will unroll some and that's ok
glue them to the bottom of the shoes putting most of them under the heel area and toe area (see photos)
Let dry OVERNIGHT
one last optional step, so after they dry overnight you can wear them the next day!