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« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2005 09:16:53 PM »

how do the soles hold up to wear? I have this leather skirt that doesn't fit and that is stained that I can use for this... i'm just afraid that outer wear will destroy it in no time... any insight?

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« Reply #51 on: June 15, 2005 11:45:22 PM »

If you find a shoe repair place, they might sell you some of the special rubber they use on soles. Or you could just wear the shoes until the leather wears anyway, and then have them fixed by the cobbler. That's probably what I would do because I am impatient and would want to wear my shoes instantly.

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« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2005 07:56:02 PM »

Firstly, very very great pattern! I'm thinking of a painting some white canvas for them. But in terms of making the soles more durable, here in Australia (sorry! I'm sure there's a similar thing in the states) we have this gooey rubber stuff that you can use to fix cracked soles cos its made from similar rubber. You could try applying that all over the soles and that should probably make them stronger
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« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2005 04:03:39 PM »

ok i think that is really awsome (i know you've heard it like a zillion times already but tthey are) i might actually be able to make these!!!! i had wanted a pair for so long now i can make a cusom pair!!! do you think your pattern could be altered to have an open back also? or sling back? or is it not worth the time do you think? well whatever thanks for the awsome project.
« Reply #54 on: June 21, 2005 07:42:36 PM »

those are dead sexy! one could try recycled tires as a sole=> they work great for sandles the abbie hoffman way.

« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2005 02:15:35 PM »

I haven't really tried this - but I was thinking, perhaps put a layer of rubber cement on the sole?  I think it's reasonably cheap, and it's pretty easy to find also at school-supply places.

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« Reply #56 on: June 29, 2005 09:50:42 AM »

they are lovely....i surely need a complete tut for it...PLZ Shocked
« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2005 05:59:44 PM »

I haven't really tried this - but I was thinking, perhaps put a layer of rubber cement on the sole?  I think it's reasonably cheap, and it's pretty easy to find also at school-supply places.

in theory that may be a good idea, but after rubber cement dries, you can rub it off with your fingers....so after a days wear it would all be gone
« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2005 09:04:55 PM »

those shoes are so cute!! I can't wait to try your tutorial out.. kinda confoosing I guess but I will get it!
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« Reply #59 on: July 01, 2005 09:44:41 PM »

I made a pair and they turned out very cute (after I figured out the proportions of my foot to the picture all printed out). But I'm kind of worried about where the material and the leather sole comes together because the material sort of goes on the bottom like the leather is stiff so the material overlaps on the bottom (this is hard to explain) anyways I'm afraid that the material will get dirty and gross does anyone have this same problem?? Also I was thinking about using some of that thin foam that you use for like masks for kids and stuff, on the inside to make the shoe more comfortable -- does that sound like it would work?

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