Making minimalist shoes

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  1. Blu3yy

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    After my second summer in Xeroshoes, I spend the winter catering in Vivobarefoot shoes to compensate for the cold/etc

    In Vivobarefoot shoes I got such heel problems (probably from heel striking) and my toes were so squished together I cannot put my toes into my Vibrams anymore.

    Now start of Spring I'm back in Xero's with 5 finger toe socks...and I can immediately feel the difference in my body and have also switched to a standing desk. #brilliant

    In preparation for next winter I would like to make my own shoes... any ideas? will probably be mochasins.

    Any experience out there? please chat to me :)
     
  2. Sid

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    SoftStars are good mocs. Widest is the original Runamoc in wide XL, but most people won't need anything that wide.

    I looked into making my own mocs, and I'm glad I went with SoftStars.
    Http://www.softstarshoes.com
     
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  3. Blu3yy

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    Hey Sid,

    Thank you for your feedback. I know about softstarshoes but the hassle of importing them...
     
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    Hi Blu3yy,
    Have a look here:
    http://www.thebarefootrunners.org/threads/do-it-yourself.15883/
    In some of the links you might find what you are looking for! :)
    I made a pair of mocs out of felt (as a cheap way to learn how to) with a paint-on latex-sole. Used them as slippers inside the house during winter. Didn't yet get around to make a pair out of leather, though.
     
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    Bundschuhe (I don't know the English word for these) are very easy to make yourself, I did that as a teenager, with no patience or skills at all. They look a little bit funny, but they work quite well, and were quite popular among commoners in medieval Europe, so probably they are suitable for winter use (I never tried that). In effect, an easy to make mocassin pattern. There are many DIY instructions on the net for these.

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    Regards,

    Christian
     
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  6. Alan S

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    I just searched YouTube for diy moccasins and found some good stuff. I want to make a pair soon.
     
  7. Blu3yy

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    Hi there, please share the link, would love to make a pair for the winter.

    Thanks for your reply.
     
  8. Alan S

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    This video is the one I found that I watched first. I watched a few others too.
     
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  9. Blu3yy

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    Oh nice, checkout this one..

     
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    that second video is great, thanks. finally I can have some shoes that are foot shaped
     

  11. Blu3yy

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    Pleasure.
    Let me know how you get on.
     

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