What happens when you get a bunch of intellectuals in a room? The probability of someone having a keen fashion sense will not be high. So how do you distinguish yourself amongst the distinguished? Besides a Hawaiian shirt, get a pair of serious kicks to show that you know how to party.

A pair of High Order Derivative Common Sensible Soles of Obviousness is just what you need to start some interesting conversation that does not involve complex numbers or speaking in Greek.

So, to our resident subatomic particle geek Instructables member kelseymh, here is how to make clown shoes, giant is redundant here, to step on any theory that obviously does not conform to the natural laws of physics and matter. Perfect to wear to any debate, because you can show them who is the ..... more awesome.

Disclaimer: No one can predict what effect wearing these clown shoes can have because they have been endowed with certain unalienable rights by their creator or maybe they just evolved that way.

Step 1: Stop clowning around, you need stuff...

Common elements found in its natural state.

For this project you will need:


duct tape, any color will do

fabric in any pattern or color.
I had some leftover robo-fleece so it may help to have a stiff liner fabric to double up the material to make it easier to work with.

thick string/rope to use as giant laces

We won't overanalyze the properties of cardboard, but it makes a great building material for our clown shoes. The same goes for duct tape, you always need a supply on hand.

glue, tacky glue and a hot glue gun

utility knife or scissors

an awl or similar instrument/tool to poke a hole

a pair of paper hole punchers

a marker to mark where to cut unless you just eyeball it. Dimensions are not supercritical here.

The sewing in this instructable was done on a sewing machine. You could actually do this all by hand but it would take a lot longer. Only a straight stitch was used.
hahaha! i have huge feet and all my friends would think its hilarious if i had these!
Thank you, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaquille_O%27Neal">Shaq, size 23 FTW!</a><br/>
I flagged the first sentence that listed him as as also being a rapper for neutrality.
He's had at least four cds, and has rapped with the Notorious B.I.G.<br />I believe that qualifies as him being a rapper.<br />
Yeah, but who amongst us hasn't rapped with BIGGY?&nbsp; Also, there's this to consider:&nbsp; <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bqxVUQD5G0">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bqxVUQD5G0</a>&nbsp; Seriously?&nbsp; I have better flow (and probably more CDs).<br /><br />Your response has also been flagged for neutrality.&nbsp; :)
None can compare to him (even though he's dead lol)<br />
&nbsp;&quot;alleged&quot; then.
*cough* Halloween Contest *cough*<br />
&nbsp;better get that cough checked out...
I&nbsp;probably should. :(<br />
I made a pair of clown shoes out of duct tape. they went almost up to my knees. here's a pic... <sup>_</sup> (my brother was modeling them.)<br/>
Try to attach the pic again. Apparently they do not sell clown shoes at the regular shoe store and you get funny looks when you ask for them, you have to make your own.
They're moreso &quot;moon shoes&quot;, but they're clownish enough <sup>_</sup><br/>
here we go <sup>_</sup><br/>
hmmm, they look like pro wrestling boots.
I think it may prove challenging to wrestle in them, though they are surprisingly comfortable...
"MY OTHER RIGHT." I got a "kick" out of that. These are pretty cool!
Is there room inside for a toe-operated bicycle horn?
There is room to rig up stereo 3" speakers if you wanted to.
It looks pretty fail to me.
You look pretty fail to me.
You do in your line of reasoning. Think harder, not smarter.
These aren't "smart" shoes.
They look perfect for stomping some fragile male egos. ;D
Yeah, I'm pretty sure some fragile male egos would break and rip these puppies up like broken glass. Fail-;)
Nonsense, mine are armor-plated...
ahh, you need the dark leather wingtip version with spats to look "smart" and classy. maybe a top hat too. and be careful you don't step in something with these giant shoes, that makes you "smarter".
i dont get it
I daresay you need to hone your skillz in applying the scientific method. State the problemo and gather your facts and opinions to perform a rudimentary analysis to reason out the answer. Good luck.
Looks like my successor will have some mighty big shoes to fill...
you know what they say <sub>whoever THEY are</sub>: If the shoe fits, wear it. <br/>
Are you just clowning around or do people really say that?
Here in the Cliche` United States, they say it often. Always sticking their big red nose into other people's business, too.
And for that, there's another colorful cliche'.
Yes, sorry about that, I'm quite excited to be taking your old job though...
Nature abhors a vacuum. Fill it up with more hot air? Just kidding, I was trying to understand string theory and somehow threading shoelaces that weaved in and out of dimensions somehow related to clown shoes. hmmm, quantum mechanics for us noobs.
Sweet shoes, 'dad. ;-)
Oh, my.<br/><br/>These are awesome on so many levels at once! :D:D:D<br/><br/>And just when I think you can't <em>possibly</em> top the last one... <br/>
Ignore the person in the clown shoes. Ignore the person in the clown shoes. Toto! Come back!
This is one clown that scares me.
Do tell. Have a seat, the first consultation is free, after that, we charge by the hour.
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