shoes from plaster foot casts

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 in Blog

Custom molded shoes from plaster casts: First attempt (in black) alongside second attempt (in wine)

First attempt: These shoes were waaay too big around the ankles and generally everywhere. In this photo the shoes are padded substantially to get them to fit. So, a second attempt is certainly in order.

side by side comparison of adapted and unadapted plaster casts

On the left is the raw plaster cast of my right foot; the right side is the plaster cast cleaned up and with toe room/shape added. Ankle/heel has been narrowed to more closely resemble a shoe last, which I did not do on the first (black) pair.

heel comparison

side-by-side comparison of the adapted and raw plaster casts.