Introduction: Poor Man's Duct Tape Shoe

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A slipper really. Depending on your point of view.

This is my first instructable (That's a guarantee it's going to be lame)

I took the piccies with my Camera Phone and Photoshop'd them best I could.

Step 1: Step One: Materials

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Thing's you'll need:

-Your foot (Not somebody else's! Unless it's for them, then go ahead.)
-A roll o' Duct Tape (Bigger Duct tape makes it easier, really.)
-And lastly: A plastic bag.

Tool (Not pictured):

-A Knife (Unless you're really good with scissors, and also optional)
-Some string (Optional, really)

Step 2: Plastic Bag!

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Place foot inside the bag. Congratulations! You made a Hobo-Shoe! But we're just going to go ahead and.. add more steps and make it more.. complex...-ish.

Step 3: Wrap and Prepare to Duct Tape.

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Now that your foot is in the bag, wrap the opening with about two long strips of duct tape.

Step 4: Duct Tape!!!

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Now.. duct tape the Hell out of your foot! But not too tight. Your foot doesn't want to get stuck in that bag forever.

It should look like the piccie below.

Step 5: Sort of Finished.

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Now duct tape the parts of the bag that are sticking out. After that you need to cut a little "V" shape in the top of the opening (so that you can put your foot inside!)

Now you're done with the "Slipper" but you can also see the next step.

Step 6: Alternate Endings.

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You can always make it like a real shoe and cut a big "U" down the middle and cut holes in the flaps. Then add string and make a real hobo-shoe!

Good job, you hobo.


KBHELLSPAWN (author)2007-12-16

will electric tape work?

dim20 (author)KBHELLSPAWN2012-06-11

no it wont electrical tape gets stretched and a duct tape square would be an electrical tape circle sooo no

schetleft (author)KBHELLSPAWN2008-01-19

probably but i wouldn't waste it

mashedpotato13 (author)schetleft2010-11-21

good point, but mine says " Contains Lead. Use caution." or something like that

eaglebunny0 (author)2009-06-29

you need to be nicer to hobos just because there homeless doesn't mean they don't have feelings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nattwood (author)eaglebunny02010-07-21

yea, but they are homeless, and therefore won't be able to read this cause they don't have the internet.

yellow elephant (author)2008-02-04

cool. i only have pink duct tape(my mom's)

ewohkoda (author)yellow elephant2008-05-23

dude that would just make it twice as amazing

toogers (author)ewohkoda2010-01-01

maybe, but pink isn't my taste in particular.

kaseyraex3 (author)2008-01-27

umm my walls are green im really not the jealous...and thats a very purdy shoe you got there...but how is a poor man going to afford duct tape?

Me too!

rownhunt (author)kaseyraex32009-04-17

he could always just collect some bottles and turn them in to the bottle depot!

tiuk (author)2007-07-06

Interesting. You might want to tape some sort of durable material to the bottom if you want to wear these outside the house, otherwise I could imagine the street/sidewalk destroying the tape pretty fast.

naruto the ninja13 (author)tiuk2009-05-13

you could put tred from an old tire on the bottom

rownhunt (author)tiuk2009-04-17

well an easy thing that you could do is buy some cheap flipflops and somehow attach them to the bottom then you wouldn't need to worry about them wearing out.

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-07-06

cool, lol do you actually wear thos (outside, to mall, etc.)

Juklop (author)!Andrew_Modder!2007-07-06

Why wouldn't you?

!Andrew_Modder! (author)Juklop2007-07-06

lol im just asking :-)

Juklop (author)!Andrew_Modder!2007-07-06

You can use them but not in hot weather. They might melt all over your feet, which can be pretty nasty. Don't forget to wear socks.

rownhunt (author)Juklop2009-04-17

you can were them in the hot weather they wouldn't melt! If your afraid of the tape getting ruined from sweat then just were socks and the socks will soak up the sweat and it should be ok

crackerbrush (author)2008-06-15

Hooray! I made one. I don't feel like making another, though. I can't wait to take a stroll outside with my new shoe. Thanks.

RiddleOfSphinx (author)2008-05-24

Interesting idea :D Liked it and faved it :)

phunkygal (author)2008-02-09

kewl! i actually just won an award for my duct taping! duct tape rules!

54452154fdsfc (author)2008-02-03

this is a sexy shoe!

ongissim (author)2007-07-06

With the plastic and the lack of air, how sweaty do your feet get?

Juklop (author)ongissim2007-07-06

Pretty sweaty. Not a very practical shoe. But a shoe, nonetheless.

cvillewill (author)Juklop2007-07-07

Yeah along the lines of not practical. I'm sure the support isn't great.

Skellington (author)cvillewill2007-08-11

Then, to add support, buy those things in shoe stores.. I'm not sure what they're called, but they're to make your shoes comfy. Add those on top of some foam or something.

gyromild (author)Juklop2007-07-07

Talk about smelly feet.. :) Poke some holes to make it breathable would help..

Tvman (author)2007-08-10

how bored did you get??

funwithfire325 (author)2007-08-06

i want your green was... i have tan.... tans boring... or is corn boring.... nope like corn

teh darkcloud (author)2007-08-01

Hehe, I made something like this when I was a duct tape pirate for Halloween last year! Except I used paper instead of a plastic bag. ...a plastic bag would have been a lot better.

chatterbox14730 (author)2007-07-09

Thats cool.

chatterbox14730 (author)2007-07-09

Is there something inside of it or is just duct tape?

Juklop (author)chatterbox147302007-07-09

You can put whatever you want inside it. I placed a bunch of napkins and cardboard in mine.

.devin (author)2007-07-07

i wore these things for 10 days straight when i was on a canoe trip. they work awesome for giving you a little bit of protection while portaging and you're definitely not afraid to get them wet.

megziewoodles (author)2007-07-07

Lol, awesome! I wish my walls were green too.

Charles IV (author)2007-07-06

hey my walls are green too! (but have a white chair rail that makes it look like a tennis court

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