Laser Cut Shoe

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About: Full Spectrum Laser (fslaser.com) designs, manufactures, and retails a full range of consumer and industrial grade laser cutters, engravers, and 3D printers. FSL creates highly-competitive products in both p...

Intro: Laser Cut Shoe

You will need:
1/4" Wood
Laser Cutter
Wood Glue
Ribbon

Step 1: Laser Cut

Included are the .svg and .ai files for a size 8 shoe.
These can be re-sized to fit different sizes, but we're bad at math, so you're on your own.

Engrave along blue lines, and cut along red lines.
The blue engravings will not be viable in the final assembled piece. These are just guides to assist you in assembly. We used our 90W Full Spectrum Pro 24x16 to get the power to easily cut through this thick material, as well as the bed space to cut the job completely in one go.

Step 2: Stacking

One shoe file consists of 12 pieces and will need a 22"x13" piece of material. The first and last pieces are unlabeled so that the engravings don't appear on the final shoe.

Use the ribbon holes aligning the pieces in numerical order. Use wood glue to adhere each section. While drying, using a clamp is recommended, but not necessary.

Step 3: Ribbon

Lace up and wear.

These shoes are very simple and easy to make. Prefer something 3D printed? Check out our free 3D printed shoe file on Thingiverse.

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    Meglymoo87

    2 years ago

    I'd so wear those! ;) Great job!

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    stizzz

    2 years ago

    Awesome instructable! Has anyone actually worn these? I'd be interested in hearing how comfortable they are!

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    FSLASERstizzz

    Reply 2 years ago

    They're about as comfortable as any wooden clog can be. They haven't been tested for long wear, but they are wooden shoes, so they won't have any give to them. Maybe laser cutting a leather insole would work well.