These PLAtform Shoes are 3D-printable, flexible sandals using PLA.
Designed for a women's 7-7.5 foot, but can be scaled up or down!
The platform part of the shoe is the 3D-printable component.
Then, you can weave the straps through the slots on the side of the shoe, hot glue them to the sole, then create a leather sole out of hot-glued thin layers of leather or pleather.
Necessary extra supplies (all available from Joanne Fabrics):
Thick leather strap, 1.5" wide, 1.5 ft long
Stretchy fabric, 1.5" wide, 1 ft long
Leather or pleather cloth (1/2 square meter)
I've also attached the STL file for a Ninjaflex insert. If you can print Ninjaflex and would rather not make the leather sole, then try this out!
Final note: these shoes are squeaky on concrete so I am working on attaching some material to the bottom (leather, rubber, etc.) to dampen the sound.
Print the PLA shoe oriented with the bottom of the shoe on the print bed (like a normal shoe/ as shown in the photo).
Print the Ninjaflex insert upside down & with supports- I've found that the top of Ninjaflex-printed objects has a rougher surface finish than the side touching the supports.