My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

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    Simon Fett's Avatar
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    My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    Well, I have found what I believe is a good combination to make some durable, flexible and nice toe spikes. My aluminium toe spikes were always falling off whenever I had to climb stairs or walk on uneven terrain... eventually I lost 2 spikes and decided that I was gonna make my own. Made a mold from a part I have found and cast this with silicon. Here is the result painted (not yet weathered). My spikes are installed on a strip of aluminium.

    Let me know what you guys think!
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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    Looks great! Flexible toe spikes is a great idea. Wish I had thought of that one.

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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    What a most excellent idear

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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    Good idea!!!! I bet those will be pretty trooping friendly!!! I know I've accidentally jabbed people in the ankle before with my alum ones, so those rubber ones would be great for avoiding that!!!

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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    I'll be testing them out this weekend in a small convention in my area. I'll let you guys know how they hold up!

    I will be offering set for sale very shortly.

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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    Those look pretty good. Do you think they could be cast as one piece out of silicone or rubber vs. being attached?

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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    I believe that the aluminium strip is necessary to have the proper look but I might try your suggestion thought... I also might include some aluminium strips in future runs. A complete kit would most probably be also available.

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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    Im very interested if you do a run of the spikes

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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    Well, little update, the spikes did hold up perfectly during the whole weekend. No tears in the paint and no spike loss. Also, the boots were more confortable to walk with than when I had my aluminium spikes.

    I'll make a run next week and post in the Cargo Hold when ready.

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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    Good idea !!


    Wish you good luck...


    Alfredo

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    Re: My prototype silicon Toe Spikes

    Run is currently in progress in the Cargo Hold.

    Here is a link : http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=34231

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