Scratchbuilt Boba Boots... just started

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    Scratchbuilt Boba Boots... just started

    Hello... I've been lurking around here over a year now... I've started my boots...

    I bought these $13 clearance Rt. 66 chelsea boots at k-mart last week. They are brown suede with a thick sole and a heel. I took some foam (from an old sandal) and cut/ shaped it to fit in the triangular gap between the heel and bottom of the sole.

    I rubber cemented that in. I am filling in the shape with silicone caulk that will dry firm but stretch. I have worn the shoes once so far for a few minutes and they seen to be OK.

    I gave them a final shape up and sprayed the entire sole with that spray on rubber. (a few times for extra support)

    I primed and painted the shoes and soles with Rustoleum gray primer. I will later paint the soles a lighter gray with latex paint so it remains flexible and won't crack/ peel. I found a lighter gray can of primer for that.

    I will then spray paint the rest of the shoe to the appropriate colors. I will also add piping as well.

    I think the suede gives the general impression of cloth. I must give it several coatings though.

    Let me know what you think. Thanks!
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    Re: Scratchbuilt Boba Boots... just started

    Different... wanna see how these turn out.

    I like how you 'filled' the heal bridge area?
    What do you intend on using for the piping?

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    Re: Scratchbuilt Boba Boots... just started

    I'm not sure. I will probably go to Michael's and find some dark fabric piping. I saw a tutorial on the TK409 site.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt Boba Boots... just started

    Those look like a great base for boots. Good find.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt Boba Boots... just started

    I bought black Danner boot laces and glued them on my boots. I tried using the piping first but didn't like how it was turning out.

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    Re: Scratchbuilt Boba Boots... just started

    Thanks cojake. I will look into it!

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