wow ha thanks so much, everyone. i didn't think to check out a shoe repair shop. the cheap flip-flop idea is good, too. i'm not really sure were to get huge chunks of cork, but uhhh yeah. the eyeballs were little things to demonstrate what a dilated pupil versus a regular pupil looks like. i have no idea where this idea came from... i just saw an open-toed heel, & the opening reminded me of the jaw of one of those scary, bottom-feeder fish. thanks again for all of the positive feedback!
i guess this is the most appropriate board for this... it's the sole & upper of a cheapo black patent stiletto, with short-pile fur, felt, & weirdo plastic eyeballs from my mom's briefcase. i carved the heel out of floral foam, but would like to replace it with something wearable. any ideas? cork, or rubber maybe? blah.