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CLOTHING => Shoes: Completed Projects => Topic started by: marcymallow on April 29, 2012 04:19:21 PM



Title: coke can shoes!
Post by: marcymallow on April 29, 2012 04:19:21 PM

i obviously have no life, and decided to put all the coke's my mom drinks to use on some old canvas shoes i never wore



they're wearable, but the don't bend as much as necessary to walk comfortably
the pop tabs underneath are a work in process

questions and comments welcome :)


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: Antidigger on April 30, 2012 02:50:11 AM
Wow! Perhaps to make them more wearable you could do only the toes and heels and maybe use the plastic wrappers from 2L bottles for the sides?

But either way I think they're amazing.


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: Trekky on April 30, 2012 04:52:16 AM
Wow!  They look amazing, great job. 

Shame that they are not too flexible for easy wear.


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: alexxxx on May 01, 2012 10:44:05 AM
wow!
good job, they look like a work of art....

conceptual artist in the making ;D


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: marcymallow on May 12, 2012 01:58:46 PM
Wow! Perhaps to make them more wearable you could do only the toes and heels and maybe use the plastic wrappers from 2L bottles for the sides?

But either way I think they're amazing.

Thanks, but the problem is actually that the toe doesn't bend enough, it's still technically wearable, just not walking shoes, i appreciate the input though  :)


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: Rosemary1111 on May 17, 2012 09:08:46 AM
how cool! some high heels would be amazing- they're never comfortable anyways.


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: Artmomto5 on May 17, 2012 12:57:53 PM
Those are awesome. I think you should submit a picture and a story to coke and who knows...maybe it could turn into some cash.


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: shinysht on May 17, 2012 03:01:02 PM
That's ok if they're not too bendy, they're pretty I would totally frame them and put them up in my room :)


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: QuailsareNeat on May 18, 2012 03:41:04 PM
Did you hand sew them?


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: marcymallow on May 19, 2012 05:58:18 AM
Did you hand sew them?

i had to us push pins to make the holes, then hand stiched through, pretty time consuming, but totally worth it  ;)


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: jealousdoll on May 23, 2012 04:14:13 AM
What did you do to keep from cutting your fingers? Anything special? I would love to do this a pair of old heels and some grape soda cans to decorate my hallway, but am really scared of cutting myself. I had that problem when I tried to make bangle bracelets with old rootbeer cans a few years ago and have avoided working with pop cans since. Great job!


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: kitschcrazy on May 24, 2012 08:15:44 PM
Wow! These are so cool! What a great project. I think people would be these as an artwork. To make them more wearable, maybe you could put some foil-like fabric on the toes. I would love to see these done with labels from Campbell's Soup cans. Very kitsch!


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: marcymallow on June 05, 2012 07:50:04 AM
What did you do to keep from cutting your fingers? Anything special? I would love to do this a pair of old heels and some grape soda cans to decorate my hallway, but am really scared of cutting myself. I had that problem when I tried to make bangle bracelets with old rootbeer cans a few years ago and have avoided working with pop cans since. Great job!

well... i didn't use anything to protect my hands  ??? i'm pretty used to dealing with sharp objects from my art class, and i would just never touch the edges. i think it helps to use an exacto knife to cut the top and bottom off, and then use a pair of scissors to cut the rough edges. i would definetly try to pattern how you're going to cover your heels so that you can just cut the pieces of can, good luck with your project! hope this helps


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: EZELWire on June 27, 2012 03:10:19 PM
WOW, so creative. Definitely a head turner.


Title: Re: coke can shoes!
Post by: Mickeymoisan12 on May 27, 2015 07:02:00 PM
do you happen to be selling them because its my uncles birthday and im desperate so ya im just wondering if you happen to be selling them