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Topic: Is it possible to make shoe soles? In any way, shape, or form?  (Read 2182 times)
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« on: August 08, 2012 07:51:37 AM »

I'm especially looking for a way to create a rubberized splendor mocassins, though any other shoe type is great.


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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012 11:21:11 AM »

You can buy sheets of ridged rubber sole material through a cobbler supply company. Canadian supply companies sell only to licensed cobblers due to the toxicity of the glues used but I'm sure there are websites that sell to the public in the States.

There's also the option of recycling rubber from tires, or using rubber mats from a hardware store.

The best traditional sole material is moose leather because it's the most durable. Just putting an outer sole on your mocs will extend their lifespan because you can replace it once it gets worn out.

Good luck with your mocs Cheesy

« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2012 10:07:36 PM »

When you say rubber mats, what sort of rubber do you mean?

I'm looking for Simplicity 6340 (the 1970's sailor dress). PM me if you've got a copy to swop or sell! Cheesy
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012 06:18:57 PM »

Old inner tube rubber?   Saw some rubber on rolls online when I did a quick search.  Heavier leather is what they used for shoe soles when I was a kid (1950's and '60's) but not sure what kind....  I know the soles of my new black flats always felt like very heavy compact grey suede.   Let me know if you figure it out as I have been wanting to put soles on some 'room shoes' I have patterns for.   
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