These are Geta slippers. They're different cos they're made of plywood, with replaceable wooden Has (teeth)!

Over time, the stilts on the bottom (Ha) wear down. So that you won't have to throw away the whole pair, I've made these to be tough, with replaceable Ha so you can enjoy them indefinitely.

Try not to look directly at my feet --long day at work and too tired to get them picture ready... •_•


Here's how I made them!

Step 1: Puzzle Pieces

-Wooden post or stick
-Clothesline twine (nylon)
-Plastic/rubber/silicone tubing
-Drywall screws

Cut the plywood to the size you need, and make it so your heels hang juuuust slightly over the back ledge. Cut the teeth from the wooden post to be juuuust a bit narrower than the width of the slippers.
yahoo! now I can cosplay as Jiraiya from Naruto!
Fabian is out for a quick Toenail trimming, if not much much more. Them things catch a person quickly. Ow-Ow-Ow-Ow,,!
@Fabian: Thank you for chiming in! I thoroughly enjoyed watching you work on the Getas in your video:) I also saw the video you mention, of the playing children! Do you find that your feet are more comfy or that your posture appreciates the geta vs traditional footwear? Mine are comfy, but I can't imagine functioning exclusively on them day in and out. The next Go Getas I make are going to employ Negative-Heel 'Technology' :)
I like to walk barefoot if I can...most natural...but getas is OK because no glass or sharp stones and the light wood is not hard. You get used to anything eventually....lol. <br>I have seen Japanese geta with a rounded single ha beneath the arch of the foot...for health and exercise I presume. The Tengu geta are also good for back exercise since you have to balance well.
Look at my instructable on geta making...an hour long Youtube video. <br>Although yours look nice and are simple to make...some pointers. <br>There is no left or right in Japanese traditional geta...the front hole is central. <br>It is better to use a glue such as gorrila glue to attach the ha.. yours are held on by only a little amount of screw thread. You can still flatten the ha when they get very worn down and glue more on to build them up again. <br>enjoy your geta...i also have made the single ha tengu geta and there is a vid on my YT of kids playing on them and hula-hooping at the same time. <br>I wear geta only now...no more normal shoes...even wear them on my motorcycle here in thailand.
@Skarin: It'd be cool to hear so many ppl walking around in these!:)<br><br>@Nex: Thank you for the advice! Ill consider it for my next Go Getas, but I don't understand the need for it to be symmetrical. Is it a matter of tradition, or following social norms or rules perhaps(?) --pls elaborate, and thank you in advance for your input!:)<br><br>@Lorax: I had thought about the 'from above' approach, but after testing it with another scrap pair, I found that stepping on the screw head felt much like a tiny tiny pebble in my shoe. I couldn't think of a fast enough solution that would also leave the top of the Go Getas looking bare of screws n such... PS. I'd love to see the projects your students come up with! :)
These look interesting. I will suggest them to students in my shop class that have a couple of days left in the semester and do not want to start a large project. <br>I think you will get a better &quot;hold&quot; for the Has if you drill and screw from the upper surface down into the tops of the Has. Screw threads do not hold as well in plywood as they do in solid stock, so reversing the screw direction would give greater strength; also, you would eliminate the worry about screw heads contacting the ground.
Nice try, actually you are doing it wrong. <br>Getas must be symmetric.
So making these, wonder if the schools allow them? Anyways awesome idea! :)
@ebrynhildsen: Thanks! Definitely not my design, but my own rendition to a super-cool wooden slipper! I've always wanted some, but would've disliked having to throw them away after some use... Now, I can keep them:)
ha ha - incredible! and so beautifully designed :-D Probably more natural and better then modern shoes.

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