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Topic: Has anyone ever used RESIN to make a heel, sole, or wedge for a shoe?  (Read 3115 times)
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« on: June 21, 2011 03:26:02 PM »

you know, like hooker heels? see thru resin, jewelry resin, clear plastic? i want to learn how to make a mold, use glitter or other things in the sole, and try to make soles for shoes.
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011 10:04:47 PM »

if youd like to make a mold the best material id suggest would be silicon(you can get silicon mold maker kits) because whatever you make will be able to pop out. I havent done this myself, but if you could find a shoe that fits you the way youd like, with the right heel on it, mix your silicon mold stuff (alot of them come in two parts) and press your shoe into it until just the heel is covered. you'd probably need to build the bottom of the mold out so that it will sit flat while the resin is in it. Im guessing youd need a good amount of the mold maker stuff though so it could get pricey if you just wanted to make one pair...also you'd have to make one mold for each shoe because theyre clearly different.
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011 09:47:59 AM »

I have thought about doing this down the road, let us know how it turns out if/when you do it.
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011 06:20:23 PM »

thank you
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011 04:06:54 PM »

On the second episode of Project Accesory one of the contestants makes a resin wedge.
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2011 09:03:39 PM »

they have been doing alot of shoes on that show! thank you everyone
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2012 05:32:55 PM »

Id say it depends on what kind of resin you use too. If it doesnt hold up, you could try putting a metal post down the middle for support. Maybe not the prettiest but if it keeps them from breaking..
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2012 06:06:15 PM »

I agree with the comment about the strength of the resin material. As an engineer who has worked with commercial plastic castings in the past, most resin casting plastic that you would pick up in a craft store probably wouldn't hold up to walking, or even putting your weight on the heels, depending on how thick and high they are. The two-part casting resin (resin + hardener) also has a critical point, where if the amount of hardener isn't exactly what it is supposed to be, and I mean exactly, the temperature of the hardening is affected, which can fracture the heel when you first step on it, or somewhere down the road. Try to get a casting resin that's made for biological specimens. That takes much more stress, is usually clearer, but also a lot more expensive. But where do you get that? Try Carolina, or other biological supply houses; perhaps they can give you some technical details. Personally, I'd like to do this, too. I've made many molds for railroad models out of latex and silicone rubber. Check out Micro Mark for casting supplies, as you'll need a lot of rubber to do heels or whole soles. The stuff they have is great. It takes a lot of punishment. I've made replacement heel tips out of delrin and other engineering plastics, but never whole heels. Let me know if you're successful.
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