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!!
Topic by wannabshoemaker 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hello all you in the Instructables Community. I need a new pair of shoes. They need to be casual yet can withstand the outdoors. I would like them to be in a reasonable price range though. I would prefer them to be in style if possible. If you have any suggestions that would be great! Thanks, joespicnictables
Question by joespicnictables 5 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
So, i saw a post on a blog i watch about these shoes with toes.. like toe socks but shoes for running or w/e outdoor sport you do. I looked them up and it looks like someone got some of that liquid rubber stuff from home Depot and coated a set of toe socks with it and called them shoes. Does anybody know if it would be easy to make something like these shoes for under $75?The link below is the official site for these shoes. I have yet to find any other company that makes anything like it. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/
Topic by Exhumer 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hello everyone. I've recently gotten into the benefits of going barefoot without actually leaving the house shoeless. When I run, I wear stupid-looking vibram five fingers, and I've got a pair of Vivo Barefoots by Terra Plana that were too expensive. I'm sick of looking for new shoes that meet the specifications of being classified as "barefoot shoes" because they either way to expensive or just look stupid. The solution? Does anyone know anything about replacing the soles of shoes? I figured I could just take some shoes I've already got or get some new ones and replace the anatomically flawed soles with a sturdy but flexible sole about 3 or 4mm thick throughout. But I have absolutely no idea how this would be done.
Topic by Daax 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I am interesting in learning how to resole my cowboy and motorcycle boots. I did see one instructable on resoling Crocs. but that doesn't really apply. Anyone have any experience with this? Maybe a desire to create an instructable? Best, Chris
Topic by Soulproperty 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
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
Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I want to pep up these shoes. So my idea was to paint them, so can anyone tell me how to paint it, what paint to use and suggest colors and designs. And will the paint stay after rough use (playing basketball) and wash? Any way to make it permanent? Thx in advance.
Topic by nk97 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
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.
Topic by jas59 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I just found these Converse lying around my house and decided to try asking for help on how to lace them up. I've tried Google, but not much luck. So can anyone point me towards some tutorials, coz these are some pretty wacky kicks and as you see, the blue lace is VERY long, compared to the ordinary white laces next to it. Thanks.
Topic by nk97 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I just got a pair of them today and I`m wondering if they will do as skating shoes...
Question by Aralooloo 6 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
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.
Question by Tochi97 6 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
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
Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I know I've seen this. Really, i shouldn't have to re-invent the wheel. I have seen this online, but now I can find it. A bulb built into the heel of the shoe pumps air through the toe area. Can anyone else find this? I know I've seen it.
Topic by Toga_Dan 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
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?
Topic by CameronSS 8 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Hey, I was walking past my little sister watching PBS Kids and on one of the shows this girl was trying to make her own shoes. Out of cardboard. Lightbulb. The only reason that they didn't work is because they got waterlogged. I am thinking that with good enough sealing and strong enough glue, useable shoes made from cardboard are a possibility!The only problem is that I don't have foamboard or time to spare or a working camera at the moment. If anyone could carry this idea further than me, have at it!
Topic by Thorondor95 10 months ago | last reply 8 months ago
Over the past month or so I have been building my own mountain bike, and the only things that are left to buy are a stem (which I will sort out at a later date) and clipless shoes.I am a size 7/8UK (with wide flipper feet...) and have a budget of around 40GBP.If anyone has any recommendations please let me know. EDIT: I took the plunge and spent over my budget (54GBP) but I was supporting a local bussiness and i got a nice chat.I went for a EU size 45 Shimano MO76 SPD. I have plenty of room to grow in them (width and length) yet, they fit me now because of the easily adjustable generic hook and loop fasteners.Apparently a EU45 is actually UK11! That is way bigger than my feet! Very strange.I had a little look around online and discovered that I got them 1GBP cheaper in my local shop! I am yet to thoroughly test these shoes, and when I do I shall report back...with vengance.
Topic by DELETED_zoltzerino 9 years ago
Every day on my way to and from school I have to walk a long way to the bus stop, and i often come too late because i miss the bus. the way is asphalt-only, but there are some small stones on the sidewalk too. I was wondering if I could build a jig attachable to any shoe that had 3 or more wheels on it, so I could skate to the bus stop and not be late. The wheel jig should be able to hold quite some weight because of my backpack and should be able to fit inside it for me to take it to school. I cant take a skateboard or scooter because I don't have any and it's not allowed to chain it to the bus stop and I don't even have a lock or a bike. I have access to the local skateboard shop as well as the hardware store and a Tailor and carpenter too (if leather or string or even wood is needed), and also to the local supermarket. Thanks!!
Question by sky0 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
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
Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
I've seen tons of guides on how to make my shoes light up with the guts of an old pair of light up shoes, but I dont want to go out and find an old pair. Does anyone know what kind of sensor they use to turn on the lights and any pre existing circuits I can use?
Topic by rpeet687 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
My purple and black with white contrast-stitching custom Converse shoes showed up yesterday. Check them out as I try out my new treadmill desk (Instructable forthcoming...). Converse is an advertiser on Instructables, but I thought the custom shoes were cool enough (and actually the creative on their ads, too) that I bought a pair irrespective of any business relationship.
Topic by ewilhelm 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi, i play this card game "Mtg" and my fun decks are huge! (100-900 cards). Ive been tring to make my own card shoe / dispenser (a bit like those Casino Poker holders) which can hold lots of cards, but also be flexible enough to accomodate lots of cards, or less as the deck gets played out etc. I tried with a bottle of wine Cardboard box container, but am not sure how to make it stronger, or what do do. I could just go out and buy a plastic casino one but thought it would be cool to try and make one :) all advise and help and comments etc welcome. thanks, Pabloman (btw when i get my digital camera back i'll post some decks so you can see what i mean.) :)
Topic by paulpcc 10 years ago
I hava couple of pairs of high heels and the heel has broken off they look like this http://www.stiletto-heel-tips.co.uk/DIY_heel_tip_replacement.htm what has happened is that the plastic has broken leaving the metal prong still embedded in the heel. So rather than take them to the cobblers for mending I know that the bright brains here will have an idea. I was thinking of pulling out the metal prong and then cutting some new plastic to replace the heel material. Is this worth my while do you think? the plastic would have to be something very durable and I would have to have some way of fixing the metal prong to the plastic, without it shearing off as has already happened.too hard??or have you a good idea
Topic by edel 12 years ago
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!
Question by rachel 10 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
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...
Question by squeaker1342 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I want to make sure the inside of shoes are clean? what can i use?
Question by sauceshank24 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
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
Topic by deathfloyd 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
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,
Question by AlwaysAllTheTimeCrafting 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
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
Question by lwieise87 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Question by sabrina88 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
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!