Not being a fan of footwear I have spent a good deal of time in my life staying out of them or at least making them comfortable. I started making my own as a pre-teen with a kit (from Tandy I think) given me by my parents. The kit was for mocassins. In those days I thought I was an American Indian. It turns out I was mistaken but that is OK I learned a lot from them and after all I am a Native American born in America with roots that go back nearly 400 years. Those native Americans that occupied this land before the white man raped, killed and pillaged his way from sea to shining sea came from somewhere else too. They just came a few thousand years earlier.
Cutting the tops off I have a serviceable set of soles for homemade sandals.
I made mocassins, sandals, belts and leather jewelry back in the 1960's but the sandals I made then were far too complicated and required to many parts and pieces. These are simple and cheap. I can and probably will make a pair using cardboard, duct tape and string just to show that it can be done.
This idea came from the invisible shoe a website devoted to running barefoot. What I have done here is not what they mean. The running barefoot movement aims to get as little between the foot and mother earth as possible. Check them out and you will see what I mean.
I don't know why I have become such a tender foot because I ran barefoot when I was a child and never notice the rocks and sticks. Only broken whiskey bottles and nails slowed me down. My bride can walk on this shell we have here barefoot but I am unable. What a sissy.
Another good websight for making shoes is Paleotool's Weblog. He has really gotten into making shoes of all kinds. That isn't all either there is lots of interesting stuff there.
|Sniffing house shoes is addictive and leads to hard drugs. Next |
it will be sniffing butts then who knows maybe even smoking