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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!!

Topic by wannabshoemaker    |  last reply


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!

Topic by cupcake811    |  last reply


Shoe Suggestions? Answered

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    |  last reply


Shoes with toes?

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    |  last reply


barefoot shoes?

 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    |  last reply


shoe repair?

Resole sneakers

Question by Randy 04    |  last reply


shoe soles

Ok I have a project going on and I cant figure out what material to make my shoe soles out of. Any Ideas but they have to last a descent amount of time

Topic by Ale-Ale-Jandro    |  last reply


Shoe rack

Hi there guys, so i really got this kind of insecurity in me on writing an instructables about a shoe rack made of pvc pipes and glass. Tell me what you think and should i write it at all.

Topic by JohnSmith-Workshop    |  last reply


Resoling Shoes?

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    |  last reply


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!

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


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

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


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?

Question by Divendren    |  last reply


Painting basketball shoes

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    |  last reply


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.

Topic by jas59    |  last reply


Lacing Up these Shoes

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    |  last reply


Tying your shoes.

I wanna know how to tie you shoes cool.I've seen people with theirs with like only the little ends sticking out.no knots. how do i do this? i wanna do this to my nss shoes.

Topic by JesusFreak    |  last reply


DIY shoe rack

I am trying to build a DIY shoe rack which can hold 30 pairs of footware. I am looking for building it using cardboard/plywood/metal pipes or all of the above. Any suggestions or guidance is appreciated. Thanks, Varun Raj

Question by rajblain    |  last reply


technical shoe drawings

Hello my name is Rochelle I am looking for someone to make a technical drawing of my sneaker design. Please contact me with samples of your work and your rates.Thank you.

Topic by RShaw08    |  last reply


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...

Question by Aralooloo    |  last reply


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.

Question by Tochi97    |  last reply


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?

Topic by ModderMan    |  last reply


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

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


how to make ghillies shoes?

Hi Everybody, I'm looking for introductions how I can make irish ghillies shoes by myself. It would be grest if somebody can help me, tnaks and have a nice day!!!!

Question by Melli122    |  last reply


HEEL POWERED VENTILATED SHOES

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    |  last reply


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?

Topic by CameronSS    |  last reply


Foam Board/Cardboard Shoes

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    |  last reply


Mountain bike clipless shoes

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  


Attachable wheels for any shoes? Answered

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    |  last reply


how to paint a leather shoe?

Question by creichma    |  last reply


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

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


what is your favorite shoe?

What is your favorite shoe?

Topic by REDNEK777    |  last reply


how to make a shoe rack?

Question by jerikokritiko    |  last reply


Shoe rack, vertical, spinning

Here is a neat idea that someone might want to attempt. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1121099984601023

Topic by Lord Les  


DIY flashing shoe sensor

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    |  last reply


My Custom Converse Shoes

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    |  last reply


card game dispenser / shoe

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  


suggestions on how to fix shoes

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  


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?

Topic by selan    |  last reply


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

Question by Prompted Nachos    |  last reply


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 ?

Question by Quest for Questions    |  last reply


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

Topic by darth acexxacer    |  last reply


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!

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Ideas for slowing the wear on skating shoes?

Im starting to skate more and ive seen how my friends go through a pair of shoes in a month and a half and i dont want that...any ideas to slow the wearing on the bottom of the shoe? ive tried duct tape but that rubs off too fast.

Question by tictaclad    |  last reply


DIY Virtual Reality Omni-Shoes

Since buying an oculus rift, realizing the limitations of movement. I've been researching all the different types of Omni-directional methods of moving in a virtual enviroment. Infinadeck seems to be the best option but it's probably too expensive for me.Vortrex looks a nice concept, I would like to try and see what it feels like having my forward motion cancelled out. By building my own conveyor belt shoes, there is a video on youtube demonstrating powered shoeshttps://youtu.be/C5hPyHxrz94The prototype above, uses roller skates powered by two motors with flexible shafts This is similar to what I want to replicate. I dont mind being tethered by power cables.I'm trying to put together a list of the main components suitable for operating under these load conditions. What motors/flexible shafts are a good choice for this application?.

Question by xorcyst  


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 ?

Topic by elitecn  


how to lace ladies converse shoes?

Two laces, two tongues, one set of grommets

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What to use for a shoe sole/ bottom?

I'm making a pair of shoes from scratch, but I am wondering if anyone knows what I should use for the sole/rubber part?  I dont want to use premade parts, or take bottoms from other shoes. Anyone have any ideas? If at all possible  I would like the material to be environmental friendly.

Question by Lizander    |  last reply


Light-up Shoes - NEED HELP!

I am trying to make a pair of shoes that light up when the wearer is either moving or when pressure is applied. I am using EL wire and a driver to power it.  At first I was using a tilt switch taped on the outside as a prototype.  The method worked great, except the spot on the shoe ended up being too stressful on the component and the lead snapped of the tilt switch. Any suggestions on how to make (or where to buy) a motion or pressure activated switch that is compact and cheap that would close the circuit when desired pressure or motion is applied that would open when the wearer is at rest?  If it is a pressure or bending switch I will just place it on the inside of the shoe. Thanks.

Topic by skilks  


How can I retrofit a pair of shoes to look like Sonic the Hedgehog's shoes? Answered

The red ones with the strap and buckle.

Question by KedaDibandion    |  last reply


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!

Question by rachel    |  last reply