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Talk about walking with dinosaurs! Kick it really (really) old school with a pair of Dinosaur Heels that look just as good touring Jurassic Park as they do strolling down Park Avenue. These prehistoric pump upgrades are fully functional, the standard heel has been replaced with a steel bolt welded to the sole shank, with hollow dinosaur toys to cover up the hardware. It looks like these tiny terrors are holding you up, or maybe chasing you down as you are running away trying to escape Isla Nubla.

After the internet went crazy a month ago for these dinosaur shoes I knew I wanted to recreate them. If you read about those shoes while they were trending then you probably know that these shoes were reposted all over the place. Every article had the same grainy picture and everyone was asking the same two questions: "where can I get some?" and "how were they made?".
I'm here to tell you that you can make them yourself, and I'm going to show you how.


Here's the basics on what you need:
tools:
  • welder
  • rotary tool
  • drill
  • pliers / knife / screwdrivers
materials:
  • ladies heels
  • spray paint
  • plastic dinosaurs
  • steel bolts

Ready to make your own? Let's get started!
 
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omg I love dinosaurs

pretty clever, but i don't think it's my cup of tea, sorry.

legamin7 months ago

dang it if you didn't get me roped into six pair of these for my granddaughters and their mommies....(trouble maker!). The only variation I made to the theme was that it kept making me die a little inside to be able to see the support bolt! As a jack of many trades during my life, engineering balance and cantilevered structure into this form was not too difficult once I conferred with an architect friend. After opting for the solid Dino, hollowing out the leg, forming the heel fork (opted for over the single support for balance) I formed the support to match the required final form needed. Then using my heat gun sparingly made the plastic malleable enough to feed the support through it and force it back into proper shape as it cooled. (A wee bit of plastic filler and paint matching later and it was great!) I'm going to pretend senility if they ever ask for another pair! In fact, I may not have to pretend... Thanks for a marvelous bile that made my family happy for now!

Mannequinhead8 months ago

Is there any simpler way to make these if you don't have access to a welder tool or experience with one either?

that's brilliant
sunshiine2 years ago
Wow! This is totally awesome! My daughter gave me a pair of heels that I want to decorate, they are really ugly but grand, if that makes sense. Not sure I want to turn them into dino shoes though! They are more like a shoe a witch would wear!
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black cants will look cute!
Maybe spider webs from heel to toe? Or a bat?
My feet are hurting just looking at the pointy toes on those shoes!
tn. sunshiine2 years ago
black cats. better yet, black panthers.
ljacoby7142 years ago
Wouldn't it be simpler to drill a hole into the dinosaur that fits the existing shoe heel? Of course, that's not as much fun as deconstructing the shoe, but it sure would save time.
I was thinking of doing the same thing, since I don't know how to use welding equipment. =)
These are amazing! I love them!
These shoes are GREAT!! You can do it with every little plastic animal! Cows, elephants, giraffes... these last for very for tall heels! ;-)
mikeasaurus (author)  andrea biffi1 year ago
That's exactly the idea! I was going to make shoes with horses in the heels, as a riff of "horse shoes", but then associating a horse with ladies isn't very nice - so I never made them. :)
hihi maybe a cow should be worst too!
Bill WW1 year ago
Dinosaur heels: Impressive!

Having a wife (girlfriend, etc.) with a sense of humor: priceless!
As if I didn't already have enough projects on my plate!

These are awesome, and I totally want to do do this, but I may re-paint the dinosaurs first. I wonder how expensive color shifting paint at the auto store is?
zomfibame1 year ago
coool!
barina2 years ago
Such a great innovation. I like it most. Thanks
ivikivi2 years ago
AUTHORS OF THESE NEON T-REX HEELS AREN´T UNKNOWN! THEY ARE LUCIE JELINKOVA & MONIKA NOVAKOVA = AWKWARD COLLECTION AND HERE IS THEIR PAGE http://www.facebook.com/pages/Awkward-Collection/374988425895440?fref=ts
Robotster2 years ago
This idea is great! It has given me ideas.
mikeasaurus (author)  Robotster2 years ago
It's my favourite when that happens!
Contentment2 years ago
Hah, these are so cool!
snackordie2 years ago
These are amazing!
Fabulous.
Brilliant.
And the secret is welding.
Great.
crazynana2 years ago
Awesome. You and the shoes.
mikeasaurus (author)  crazynana2 years ago
Thanks!
At the risk if sounding simple, couldn't you save yourself a ton of work and just put the dinosaur onto the existing heel??
mikeasaurus (author)  smiddenkidden2 years ago
They would have to be some big toy dinosaurs to cover the entire heel. Can you show me an easier way to make these while achieving the same effect?
Why would they have to be bigger? Using a pair of shoes of the approximate same height as the dinosaurs with a very thin stiletto heel, then just attaching the dinosaurs directly to the heel. I guess I'm not getting why you have to make a new heel?
mikeasaurus (author)  smiddenkidden2 years ago
"very thin stiletto heel" would of course work, as that's all I've done with these shoes (replace the fat heel with something thin). They didn't have green crocodile print stilettos at the Thrift Store I got my shoes at.
What ever the shoes, you can stamp on a fake texture with paint, even change the color of the shoes completely. Sculpy clay that fits the heels, then attach with glue to any heel.. but it wouldn't have that way cool rubber toys-grew-from-this-shoe look.
Couldn't you just slip the toys over the existing heel with glue by getting
the right size toy or making one out of Sculpy that fits through the heel like a shish ke bab?
Couldn't you just slip the toys over the existing heel with glue by getting
the right size toy or making one out of Sculpy that fits through the heel like a shish ke bab?
Ninzerbean2 years ago
Wow, I had no idea that shoes were that intensely put together. I love what you've done.
mikeasaurus (author)  Ninzerbean2 years ago
After wrestling off that industrial cleat and almost snapping a screwdriver I have a new respect for high heel shoe construction.
ModMischief2 years ago
Yes! When I saw pictures of neon green T-Rex heels floating around the internet I knew I needed to DIY it - I'm so glad you've worked out exactly how it should be done!
mikeasaurus (author)  ModMischief2 years ago
Thanks!
ynze2 years ago
GREAT! I got a job to do for christmas :-)
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