My son had to "invent" shoes for Sixth Grade assignment. He got to my shop after school, I left for a meeting, and here's what he came up with. Should have taken more pictures but I wasn't even in the room for most of his build!
One minor problem here... Can you see it?
It was pretty funny. I was out back observing the woods teacher and
some students finish up for the day on a shed they are building. He
came out and said "I've got 2 left feet"... Took me a minute to figure
out what he meant!
I drilled the rivets out for him and he finished them up.
They have to wear them all day tomorrow at school. Should be interesting to see how well they hold up! I see a couple of potential fail points- the rivets holding the leather together are probably going to pull out but he'll live and learn.
Only one smushed finger out of the deal too!
I'm pretty impressed. I was worried he was going to cut himself on the
metal, but he cut out both soles all by himself with the aviation snips.
I sanded off the edges but other than that he designed and built them
all by himself out of scraps from the shop. Took him maybe an hour yesterday to get the soles cut out and he spent almost 3 hours tonight cutting leather, punching holes, and riveting it all together. I think it took him a while to figure out a latch mechanism on the first one, but the second one seemed to go faster.