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Cleverlilminx
« on: July 29, 2007 07:18:02 AM »

I have seen some fantastic, jester looking, felt boots and I want to make a couple of pairs both as indoor slippers and outdoor shoes.

But for the outdoor shoes, what can I use for the bottoms?  Do I go seek out used cheap shoes at Goodwill or is there a place where I can just buy a couple of pairs of rubber soles?

I'm planning on wet felting with a resist to make the boots themselves.  I just got done making a couple of felted bowls with resists and had great sujccess with them.
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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007 05:23:36 PM »

In the past I've sewn leather to the base to make the soles more hardy.
I'll keep an eye out for other ides though
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Cleverlilminx
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007 06:37:02 PM »

What grade leather do you use?

I saw a site that sells felted boots with rubber soles and I kinda like that idea as well but it's been hard trying to find a site that will just sell you one pair of rubber soles.  lol
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Primitive
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2007 08:28:01 PM »

Why not buy some cheap China slippers from Walmart and steal the soles off of them?
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Cleverlilminx
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007 04:11:47 PM »

If I can find a pair with black soles great but them normally have white soles on them. 

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corduroy cat
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007 04:42:51 AM »

here's a great site that sells all the blanks! they will even make shoes out of your flat felted pieces for you....
http://www.simpleshoemaking.com/materials.htm
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Cleverlilminx
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2007 05:41:18 PM »

Hey that's a cool link, thank you for posting that.   Smiley


It's time to make some boots finally.  lol
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2007 10:32:22 AM »

IN A BOOK I BOUght it said that tooling leather worked for soles
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