The Boots (Part 2)I finally designed and printed the foot piece. It is one solid piece which, took me 35 hours to print. It barley fits on my printer.
Printing it was the easy part. The hard part was the attachment, to the rest of the boot.
I had the following requirements:
- Needs to stand on its own
- It should be flexible and not one solid thing, so I can walk in them naturally
- It should not be glued to one pair of shoes, so I can use whatever shoe I like.
- I still can put on shoes on my own, when dressing up
It can stand on its own, because the foam lays directly on the printed part. It has quite some weight, so I hope it does not wear off to quick or deform when I run in them a whole day.
To put them on, I first put on the calf part and then put on shoes. After that I can slide the printed piece above my shoe and attach it via the buckles to the calf piece. It still requires a bit of fumbling, but it works pretty good (at least for one foot, I have not done the other foot yet)
There is also a LOT of padding inside the calf piece, because the proportions are simply inhuman. I went with the original scaling for all pieces which was a big mistake. But at least it looks pretty accurate that way.
Video proof of how flexible the piece is:
This was only the left boot, so I still need to do the right one (well basically this could also be the right one as they are designed symmetrically).
I hope I get the other one done faster, now that I know how to do it.