Googly Shoes

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Intro: Googly Shoes



You got old shoes! You can keep wearing those drab old things to seamlessly blend into your new dreary life of boring, slightly grungy shoe wearingness

OR

GOOGLY SHOES!


Step 1: How to Make Them!

Materials
  • Old Shoes
  • Large Sacks of Googly Eyes (Michael's for like 4 bucks)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Lots of sticks of Hot Glue
Here's what you do:
  1. Take a Hot Glue Gun!
  2. Make sure it is on the highest heat setting ( previous tests with lower heats lead to googly eyes that fell off more)
  3. Put a small drop on the back of an eye, and glue it on the shoe
  4. Cover the whole shoe!
You will start learning the ins and outs of what makes a good bond after a while. The different surfaces of a tennis shoe also adhere differently.

You should plan on a touch up stage, as the main way to know where the flex zones are that things will just always pop off come from wearing them around a bit.

Step 2: What Happens When You Wear Them

You saw the video at the front. They make a fun squishy sound wherever you go!

I have been testing them for nearly 2 months and the adherence rate is suprising. I would say that at least 70% of the eyes won't fall off. Most fall off near the toe or the outside edges. If you ride a bike the inner edges are at risk.

But! Don't fear the fall-offs! People will find googly eyes in random places and smirk pleasantly knowing you have been there (note: don't use these shoes to carry out illicit affairs).

They are good for dancing and give you a bit of a tap-shoe like maraca feedback!

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    10 Discussions

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    analine2

    4 months ago on Step 2

    dude I love these! They're so cool.

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    thundrepance

    3 years ago on Introduction

    i like how they sound like a rattle snake! bet you could scare squirrels & the like with the movement of the eyes & the rattling {ha-ha}.... x^)

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    Typogoddess

    4 years ago on Introduction

    I was having a really bad day until I saw that video. Then it was wonderful. thank you.

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    Ez-Kabob

    6 years ago on Introduction

    That is marvelous! I need to make some shoes like this!