What to do with old kids shoes?

I have a few dozen old shoes that my kids have outgrown but are too worn out to donate. Any ideas for what to do with them?

Posted by selan 10 years ago


how can i make a sweet pair of slip on shoes?

How can i make a sweet pair of slip ons, like Vans or Volcom shoes?just like these ↓↓↓↓ if anyone can help, thanks =D

Asked by Prompted Nachos 8 years ago


Making Shoes

I wanna make my own shoes, but I'm not an artist at all but I know how I want my shoes to look and feel. If anyone can help me that would be great!!

Posted by wannabshoemaker 10 years ago


New Purple Shoes

My old purple shoes were getting pretty beat up, so I just dyed another pair using the same formulation as my Purple Shoes Instructable. Check 'em out!

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago



do hover shoes actually works ? Answered

This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40S8G2ZuRpE) teaches you how to make hover shoes. Do these realy work ?

Asked by Quest for Questions 7 years ago


GLITTER SHOES. is there anye sort of finish to put on them that would help to keep the glitter on?

I read the glitter shoes instructable and thought it was ADORABLE! but im afraid that the glitter would fall of the shoes.. is there any sort of finish, sort of like modge podge but like for shoes? like an enamel to put over the top? thanks...

Asked by squeaker1342 8 years ago


what can i clean used leather shoes i bought form a flea market with?

I want to make sure the inside of shoes are clean?  what can i use?

Asked by sauceshank24 8 years ago


Hover shoes need your opinion

Do you think that hover shoes like the one in this video could be real if they are i might spend my christmas money on them i see many coments like this "i tried them and they work!!" but idk

Posted by darth acexxacer 9 years ago


How do I make a pattern for a pair of shoes? Answered

I am experimenting with a pattern for a boot, but I feel like I'm flying blind. If someone has done this please post an Instructable!

Asked by rachel 9 years ago


Adult Light up shoes?

I want to add some LEDs to my shoe soles (like the ones in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hby6z_nFfyE). I don't need them to be able to flash, or blink every step, although if you know how i can do that, i would appreciate it. I have tried attaching an LED ribbon to the sole of the shoes and i didn't really like how it looked (I want a diffused light like the ones in the video and picture) Thanks in advance.

Asked by Tochi97 5 years ago


how do you make make your own shoes easily(no duct tape)?

I dont have a sowing machine and ive already made the duct tape shoes an i want to make more so any help would be great

Posted by deathfloyd 9 years ago


Help! I want to mosaic a pair of shoes! Specifically, how can I stiffen them so that I may apply tiles and grout?

How can you stiffen shoes to use them as a surface for applying mosaic tiles and grout??? Plan to use the finished project in my sunroom or enclosed porch as a decorative item. I would like to use an old pair of ladies high heel pumps...please share any ideas. Thanks,

Asked by AlwaysAllTheTimeCrafting 8 years ago


I need new shoes!

I've been wearing the same pair of shoes every day since early July 2008, and after gluing the soles back on twice, they're finally starting to wear out. I want another pair just like them, but they went out of production a couple weeks before I got them on clearance. They're Skechers 60562 Ridge Meridians, pictured below. I'm having a devil of a time finding replacements. I want a natural rubber sole that isn't a mud collector, full-grain leather uppers (in as few pieces as possible), preferably low tops (I like ankle movement), fairly wide for my clown feet, and very flexible. Basically this creates a shoe that is comfortable and workable to walk in (I walk a lot) but still tough enough to hold up to sharp and/or flaming things being dropped on them in the shop or in the field. Suggestions for durable replacements? Perhaps Red Wings or Wolverines? How durable are Hush Puppies?

Posted by CameronSS 7 years ago



How to repair rubber/leather sneakers?

Hello all, I want to repair my Scarpa "approach" shoes. They're called "approach shoes" as they are intended to be used for light rock climbing and/or hiking to get to the wall that one plans to climb, but, I don't use them for this purpose. The soft, rubber climbing sole wore out after only 6 months of biking and longboarding, so I had them replaced with Vibram soles about 2 years ago. In short, after washing and leaving them in the sun to dry, the rubber toe-cap has come unstuck in several places and the Vibrams as well. (see pics) Several shoe repair shops gave me quotes too high for my budget, but provided me with a good idea of how to proceed. They all said that the toe-cap needs to be reglued AND sewn down, otherwise it will just come unstuck again. Of course the sole also needs to be reglued. What I want to know is: A) What type of glue and technique can should I use to reglue the toe-cap and sole? and B) What type of needle, thread and stitch should I use to sew the toe-cap? Thank you! Any help is much appreciated! Aaron

Asked by lwieise87 6 years ago


does anyone know how to make simple mukluks? Answered

Mukluks are expensive and I'm pretty crafty so I figured I might be able to make them myself and have the mukluks I've always wanted! 

Asked by 8 years ago


Smallest circuit possible to play an MP3 file.? Answered

What would i need to make the smallest mp3 playing circuit ? I want to make something like this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmcItZCbwsI&feature=player_detailpage#t=22s :) Thank you

Asked by SgtOneill 6 years ago


Making your own Heelys or similar

I am quite annoyed after finding out that they don't make heelys in my size, I am a UK size 13, so would need size 14 heelys, (us size 15 i think). so i figure it would be interesting to try to make my own... anyone ever done this? or feel like writing a tutorial on it? thanks in advance!

Posted by UltraMagnus 9 years ago


shoe repair?

Resole sneakers

Asked by Randy 04 8 years ago



Pointe Shoes

  Does anyone out there have pointe shoes? Getting pointe shoes? Have any advice or stories to tell? If so, you are in the right place. P.S. I just got my pointe shoes this year. I love them though they hurt so bad!

Posted by cupcake811 8 years ago



Grape-Scented Purple Shoes!

Reebok seems to have found my purple shoes, and with some help from Kool-Aid upped the ante with Grape-scented purple shoes!Suggestions? Purple LED purple shoes? Purple shoes made from real grape skins?via NoahBrier.com

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago


how do i make shoes?

I'm having difficulty in figuring out how to make shoes out of rubber sheets (for several costumes). Is there a basic pattern? Thanks!

Asked by 8 years ago


LED shoe Brake light

I wanted to make LED 'brake lights' one for each shoe that light up when you stop walking but it needs to not trigger when you step when walking only when you stop, how would I do this?

Posted by ModderMan 5 years ago


3D printed shoes

3D printers are pretty awesome tools for prototyping objects. Now some people are also using hem to make shoes. People who like going clubbing with yellow skinpaint, apparently. Goofy shot aside, it's an interesting use since you can customize the shoe for your foot perfectly, but the look of something that's 3D printed will likely get old quickly. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Ghost Shoes recreated in the Netherlands

I got a message from a woman in the Netherlands named Vera that she had recreated my Ghost Shoes projects with a group of kids. This is so sweet! Seeing someone super far away redoing something I made is a great reward.It looks like they opted to make them with throwies instead of the full-on solar panels, but it's still great. Gotta love the pictures of kids with their shoes covered with plastic wrap and tape. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


What material are most modern shoe soles made of and where can I buy it? Answered

I am going to try to make my own shoes (and yes,if it works there will be an instructable) and I would also like to design custom soles. If you can get the material in pellets instead of sheets please tell me. One more thing, don't just say "rubber" 'cause that's not witty that's just dumb. There are LOTS of types of rubber.

Asked by bowmaster 8 years ago


what is your favorite shoe?

What is your favorite shoe?

Posted by REDNEK777 9 years ago


I want to make my own babouche (pointy-toed slip on shoes from Morocco and the Arabian Nights)?

As a child I fell in love with the shoes in the photos of a National Geographic magazine story on Morocco. They looked something like this attached photo. Does anyone have a pattern to share?

Asked by firehorse 9 years ago


How can I make a shoe rack for my coat closet that is like a pull out pantry?

I have a full coat closet, approx 3' wide, but I don't want to take up the entire thing with shoes.  I have been looking at pull out pantries and thinking that I could attach side-sliding rails to one of the side walls of the closet and create a pull out shoe rack.  Only thing is, I suspect that it would take up  a fair amount of space (13" wide??) - is there a maximum angle I need to keep the rack (I am thinking ikea Komplement shoe rack) in order to keep the shoes on?  As well, we don't want the shoes to touch the coats, so I need to put a divider up - do I need to have holes in the divider to ensure air circulation?  How heavy duty should the slider be?  Is there a better, more inventive solution that I have not seen or thought of?  I am brand new to the world of DIY, so consider me a complete novice and please point out the smallest details!! Thanks!!

Asked by Stampy 7 years ago


Can you drill dowels on an angle into 2x4's to use as shoe rack?

I have a 30" wide wall area  in my closet. I've been searching for weeks to find the right racks/shelves to use as heels/shoe/cowgirl boot storage. I'd Like to nail finished wood (2x4's?) tho the whole wall after drilling/gluing different diameter/length dowels into them but not sure the (less than) 2" will be deep enough to hold some weight and how do determine which degree angles will work best. I'm an amateur but have every tool needed, so I'm game for all suggestions! Thanks

Asked by DELETED_coco_baby 7 years ago



spray paint shoes

I needed to change the colour of a pair of synthetic upper boots for a costume party, and this what I did. Firstly, I used spray paint. Even though I had sanded the surface, the paint would not adhere. In desparation I then used cheap acyrlic paint. Did the job superbly. The only problem is that acyrlic paint dries flat (no shine) but luckily my DH had Gloss Medium in paint box.

Posted by jas59 4 years ago


Vertical Carousel

Helo to everybody! i just some ideas for build one vertical carousel for shoes like that! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyBSJLl4P-g&feature=player_embedded, , about materials, and some diagrams is someone do it can you tell me! thanks! sorry about my bad english

Posted by darkmail83 6 years ago


What is the best way to cut a rubber (non-steel-belted) tire? Answered

I need a method of cutting a non-belted rubber tire (I'm attempting to sole shoes) that will (a) allow for an angular design, and (b), leave relatively clean edges. The best idea I've gotten was to use a hacksaw with water in the cuts for lubrication, but the results are too ragged and uneven. Any good ideas would be appreciated!

Asked by o-diskordia 8 years ago


Has anyone here worn Vibram Five Fingers? Answered

If so, what do you think of them?

Asked by Weissensteinburg 8 years ago


floating shoes? anyone?

Shoes that are wearable in public, but allow you to stand on a calm body of water. Can this be done by DIY means?

Asked by Divendren 8 years ago



Are Converse,All star shoes considered as skateboarding shoes? Answered

I just got a pair of them today and I`m wondering if they will do as skating shoes...

Asked by Aralooloo 5 years ago


How to make thigh high with old shoes and oilcloth?

I want to do a pair of thigh high shoes for a Cosplay with old shoes and oilcloth ... I'm searching for any ideas of patterns ...

Asked by Mystrish 7 years ago


How to make shoe flower clip

Just came accross a site www.elite-dg.com.cn full of very beautiful shoe flower clips. Anybody knows how to make and share with us here ?

Posted by elitecn 7 years ago



how to lace ladies converse shoes?

Two laces, two tongues, one set of grommets

Asked by 9 years ago



How to make custom shoe lace charms?

I want to make my own custom shoe lace charms...Looking like the shoe thingz.  Can anyone help me with how to cover the piture so that it would be water proof. thank you

Asked by ahsgolf13 5 years ago


can i create my own shoe design? Answered

I need a prototype for my shoe business

Asked by claireheywood 1 year ago


How do I tie "deck shoes" to turn them into slip ons with the laces as tassles?

Back in the "olden days" ('80's) we wore preppy deck shoes we called Top Siders ( I think this was a LL Bean brand name). We would lace the shoes,then instead of tying a bow...we would leave each end hanging out of the last eye and make a noose like tassel.This would be made with the laces tight and the shoe would be converted into a slip on shoe. I remember how they looked,but I can't remember how to make the neat tassel like noose/knot on each end of the shoe string (strings were leather). Thanks! RaZoR

Asked by prazor 6 years ago


good,durable skate shoes for about £30?

Pictures would be useful if possible please

Asked by l96470fps 8 years ago