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Edited to add: Due to alle the comments regarding the title of this instruction, I've changed the name to 'iron age shoes' which might be more history...
A large piece of leather, about 2,5 - 3 millimeter thick. X-acto knife or sharp scissors. An awl or other tool to make holes in the leather. Pen or pe...
By following the description, you should end up with something that looks like this (never mind the red dots in the picture - they will be explained l...
You start by purchasing some good leather about 2,5 - 3 millimeter thick. Thinner than this will be like wearing a thin but stiff plastic cover on you...
Then mark the center point under your forefoot; the part that you use to kick off when you walk. (Wow. Pay attention. More bad English will follow). U...
Draw another line under this one. Using my foot as a measure, this will be approximately 2,5 centimeters below the first line. Yours might be differen...
Draw a line about 1 cm outside the foot line, around the toe area. Omit the bumps (your toes...)
Mark several points about 5,5 cm outside of this again. Draw a line through the points (I forgot to do it at this point and did it later on, see below...
Draw the heel cap, about 2 cm wide and 4 cm long. Mark three lines (the dotted red lines) - these points mark the end of the heel part (the bottom lin...
Here comes the free hand drawing. Sketch up the 'ears' using a soft pencil. I have given measures here; again, only guidelines. I have marked the oute...
When you are happy with your drawing, make a more solid line.
The next step can also be omitted, but is helpful as a visual guide: Using a ruler, draw a fan from the middle point of your forefoot to the line you ...
And here's why drawing the fan can be omitted (at least by me); you might just decide to ignore the lines while cutting. But they're good as a visual ...
Cut the fingers so that they seem functional, with a little space between some of them. You might wish to round off the tip of the fingers just a litt...
As you see, there are five holes in the side flaps, and four on each side of the middle piece. Pull your leather string through the two bottom holes i...
Then, from the inside, pull the string through hole number one in one of the side flaps. Next, twist it to the inside and pull it back through hole nr...
Push the string through hole nr 3 in the middle section, and at the same time, through hole nr 2 in the side flap (see next).
Then 'sew' back through side flap hole nr 3 and middle section hole nr 4; pull tight and it will look like the next picture.
Repeat on the other side and cross the strings (see next).
Cross again on the inside of the cap, and pull through the last two holes.
Tie a knot, and you're done.
Draw a leather string through the holes as shown here and in picture #1, and try the shoes on (preferably on your own foot and not on your kid's :) ) ...
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Posted:Mar 13, 2009
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