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Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
Insole Camp Shoes on 07/02/2010 07:43:18 MDT Print View

1.38 oz (39g) for the pair

I used some Merrell Insoles, 3/8" wide elastic, and nylon washers.

I pulled the elastic through, added the washer and sewed a small hem.

They are surprisingly comfortable. I'll be testing them this summer.

Weight

MYOG Insole Camp Shoes

Underside

Washer detail

Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
nice that you can wear socks with those on 07/02/2010 07:48:53 MDT Print View

do you think a duct tape band would work equally as well? of course you would have to double side it on the top so that it wont stick to your socks. just thinking.

Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
Re: nice that you can wear socks with those on 07/02/2010 07:56:55 MDT Print View

Yes, I didn't want flip flops that I couldn't wear socks with.

I suppose duct tape would have worked, I figured the elastic would be a bit more comfy and help them to stay on. One issue may be that the elastic stretches out before they wear out.

Sieto van der Heide
(Sieto)

Locale: The Netherlands
looks vs weight on 07/02/2010 08:37:16 MDT Print View

what a coincidence, I just added a post about hut/camp slippers today, too. Yours look a bit better, mine (5mm closed cellf foam, duct-tape) are a bit lighter at 31 grams.

Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
Re: looks vs weight on 07/02/2010 08:53:57 MDT Print View

Yes, I was thinking about the closed cell foam, but I really wanted them to be compact also.

And mine are only size 8 so at size 11 they would be even heavier.

Have any pics of them?

Edited by tothetrail on 07/02/2010 08:57:55 MDT.

Sieto van der Heide
(Sieto)

Locale: The Netherlands
Pic of CCF-Ducttape Hut Slippers on 07/02/2010 09:06:31 MDT Print View

Had I known it was so easy to upload pics, I would have done it in my original post :-)

CCF Duct-Tape Hut Slippers

I could trim them a bit more, shaving off a few grams, making them 30 grams in total. I even think the US size is more a 12 then 11.

Edited by Sieto on 07/02/2010 09:14:08 MDT.

Jennifer W
(tothetrail) - MLife

Locale: So. Cal.
Re: Pic of CCF-Ducttape Hut Slippers on 07/02/2010 09:14:21 MDT Print View

Oh nice, those aren't bulky at all. I didn't know the ccf came in 5mm.

Unknown abc
(edude) - F
"Insole Camp Shoes" on 07/02/2010 09:51:31 MDT Print View

wow nice projects guys!

Sieto van der Heide
(Sieto)

Locale: The Netherlands
Slippers form a Multimat Compact Kumfie on 07/02/2010 10:05:12 MDT Print View

The CCF is from half of a Multimat Compact Kumfie, which is a bit more rigid then sleepingmat CCF. I looked it up, it's 6.5mm.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
More Insole Camp Shoes on 07/02/2010 19:32:33 MDT Print View

Here's mine: I made them while on my last trip.....

Just wrapped cord around my insoles from the shoes I was wearing.Sexy Feet

Hal Potts
(halpotts) - F

Locale: Middle Tennessee
Insole Camp Shoes on 07/02/2010 19:37:52 MDT Print View

Todd - I like that you used two different colors so that you don't get the right and the left mixed up. :)

Edited by halpotts on 07/02/2010 19:39:51 MDT.

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Insole Camp Shoes on 07/02/2010 20:49:56 MDT Print View

Ha!!

Yeah Hal - I had the yellow, my friend had the other! It worked out ok.

Zachary Zrull
(zackcentury) - F

Locale: Great Lakes
huaraches on 07/03/2010 22:55:34 MDT Print View

another lightweight option is huaraches, similar to todd's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF6aGK5AhpA - one of a three-part series

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here's a pair I made tonight. I used some sort of Vibram gum rubber soling sheet and 5/32" bungee cord. For a size 9.5 foot, you need about 9x11" rubber, and at least 7' of lace material (maybe a bit more to be safe, just don't be like me and think 6' is enough!). I would say these are even suitable for hiking. I feel confident running on concrete and grass.huaraches1huaraches2

Edited by zackcentury on 07/06/2010 20:28:24 MDT.