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« on: November 12, 2005 12:32:20 AM »

ok, new challenge for everyone.  My friends say these new boots in a Delia's catalog and they want me to make some.  i think it would be fun to try and see if i could make some.
here's the one in the catalog (knit):

so i searched a little looking for some close up pics and wondering how to attach to the soles and i found this even better crochet model with perfectly closeup pictures! (of course they call it knit even though it is obviously crocheted)

there are more pictures here: http://www.shoes.com/product.asp?p=5017891%7EWomens%7CBoots&variant_id=28163&partnerid=Shopping&CMP=OTC-Shopping

so, i know i can make the upper crochet part no problem. but attaching securely to a sole?? 
here's my idea: crochet the upper like a sock, so there is a bottom.  recon a pair of shoes with an appropriate matching sole.  use shoe glue and glue the 'sock to the sole with a piece of cardboard or craftfoam inside sock to make it stiff.  use a few shoe nails/tacks/whatever they use on shoe for extra stay power.  but in another liner of felt/foam/batting and then a piece of fleece for lining.

is this a good idea or a bad idea? anyone have a better idea?

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2005 02:49:45 AM »

I would call a shoe repair shop (if you can find one, they're nearly extinct!) and ask for their advice, I bet they would have some excellent pointers, or they could do it for you if you need special tools. I saw those also in another catalog (like alloy, I think) and I thought it would be fun to make them-- except I can't knit or crochet, so I was thinking about trying to reconstruct a sweater. Let me know how they come out!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005 07:21:29 PM »

Here is a link to a pattern for crocheted boots.  I know you said you had an idea how to do the crochet part but I thought it might help someone else who might be looking  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2005 06:17:07 AM »

I've been eyeing these, too.  J.Crew also has really cute sweater boots, but they're knit.  I searched on another board (I knew I had seen this discussion before) and found a link for leather soles here - http://www.paradisefibers.com/patterns/slippersoles.asp.  Or, you could buy leather (or pleather/vynil) from a fabric store and cut out a sole. 

Could you possibly recon a pair of flip flops for the soles?  It'd be less work than doing a whole shoe, and it would probably be heavy enough.

Personally, I think I might make the boots with the suggested pattern, then sew heavy felt onto the bottom, and use puffy paint to dot the surface so I don't go sliding across the kitchen floor.  Obviously, no going outside in those.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2005 12:00:32 PM »


At the bottom of the page are instructions on how to make your own leather soles.


This one might give you some ideas about a sole solution, too.  It doesn't have anything to do with crochet, but I think it's worth a look to get some ideas.
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2005 03:18:32 PM »

there is a thread for sweater boots that might help

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