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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I just got a pair of them today and I`m wondering if they will do as skating shoes...
Question by Aralooloo | last reply
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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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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
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
Two laces, two tongues, one set of grommets
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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
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
The red ones with the strap and buckle.
Question by KedaDibandion | last reply
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