I wanted to have light, leather, designed just for me shoes. So I had to make them.
On picture you can see first version.
Leather, hard one, and thin one.
Velcro tape.
Friend with Sewing Machine.

Step 1: draw, cut, glue

Draw sole design on cardboard and cut it. Glue sponges.
Use scissors for sponge, scalpel for cardboard holes.
<p>Great looking sandals. Nice that you kept the ankle strap. They should last for decades. This may be my next leather build.</p>
<p>''were did you get the leather from?''</p>
i found it in local shoesman.. smith.. but you can use old leather bag.. and old belts for stripes. and it would be interesting to use rubber from tire.. for sole
<p>Looks good for the cottage.</p>
I'm in love with that sewing machine. :]
Seems like a great project. I wish there was a little more detail, but if I can find some materials, I would like to give it a try.
I made those sandals 10 years ago. Wasn't thinking about instructables..
Wow. That is pretty impressive.
I bet you could bottom these with a piece of old tire traction
Nice instructable, thanks.<br>Probably the cost of these is WAY below a store-bought pair, but out of curiosity, what Did it cost? <br>Did you have any plans laid out on paper, or did you pretty much wrap leather around your feet until it fit....?<br><br>PS Ever thought about being a foot model? :D
Cost, less then 30$. <br>About plans... I first draw around my feet on paper. Then draw stripes on my feet. <br>Made stripes out of paper, glue them with tape, and try them. After that I made prototype out of thin cardboard. That prototype was wearable and signal to make real one.<br><br>I thought about being a foot model but they said my legs are to hairy :D
What kind of glue to you use? Also a shot of the bottom of the finished sandals would be nice. Overall a very cool project and nicely done.
purpose adhesive based on neoprene rubber for bonding leather, rubber, textiles, wood ...<br>I'll upload more pictures.<br>Thanks for comment
I love all your projects so you are in my favorites. It gets a good rating too.
Made a pair of soft sole sandals for my toddler once when she was very young. Someone gave me scrap leather pieces and I came back and showed her the little sandals. I love working with free stuff.
Very nice!
Nice. <br><br>I've always wanted a pair of &quot;Chacos,&quot; but the price was a little steep for sandals...

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