To create these wedges I used soles from my old destroyed shoes.
Their soles were very strong and they had perfect height.
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Step 1: Shoes Before:
The uppers of those shoes were totally destroyed
but the soles were just perfect.
Step 2: What You Need?
real leather for example from old coat
but you can also use :technical felt, denim jeans
hammer or mallet
special glue for shoes
Step 3: How to Start?
Disassemble both shoes
Step 4: How to Create Pattern?
Cut new pieces of the shoes
use old pieces as a pattern
on photo you can see how it looks
Step 5: How to Creat New Wedges?
Glue insoles to the shoes, put books or use vise and leave soles in that state for 24 hours
Glue all parts besides lacings
put the glue in way you can see on photo
Attach leather to the shoes with upholstery tacks
remember to secure the tacks with for example thick paper before you use hammer or mallet
Step 6: How to Tie Shoes?
They are two possibilities for doing it
Step 7: How They Look After?
Ready ''new old'' wedges :-)
Participated in the
Tandy Leather Contest 2016