The interest is that many of us have feet which aren't catered for by
standard sizes in commercially produced shoes. There are two answers to
that: hand-made shoes (frightfuly expensive) or make them yourself. Spouse
has made all mine and many of his own (including all our Roman, Dark Age and
Mediaeval ones) for years but now he's being asked to cater for others.
I thought someone here might know more than we do. It seems that they don't,
which is fair enough.
There's a huge amount of untapped knowledge on d-i-y skills in this ng, any
question is worth asking.
Wrap socked foot in clingfilm, apply plaster bandage, remove plaster and
use it as a mould for resin casting (if the shoes are to have a raised
heel then the cast should be made with the heel raised the right amount
with a block). The form of the toe shape of the shoe can then be added
to the casting - make it removable and you can use the same last to make
different styles of shoe just by changing toe forms.
You can make shoes, can you make the to fit very weird shaped feet, if
you can then lets talk. My mum has major issues with shoes, the last
people to hand make some for her,made shoes that were useless.
Me mum won't go, she won't leave Great Britian. I even got a friend
who lives there to volenteer to act as a guide for her, but alas ...
Me Mums feet are not far off being as wide as they are long, she has
arthritus in several joints, but still likes to spend all day up and
walking her dogs .......... Somewhat of a challenge I guess ?
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