Thanks for the info Nik.
The result looks great, and since you've sewn it, it should be a long lasting solution.
Would be great if we could find similar shoes with red soles. I've tried finding some but no luck.
ok, so I've been lurking in the Spiderman threads doing research for a Spidey suit for DragonCon, and I figured I'd share what little I've found so far as possible foot/sole options. Don't really know how to post pics so these will be the sale links I've come across in my searches.
The prices range from approx. $9 to $70, with most in the $30-$40 range.
I have bad ankles and arches, so I've been looking for options that will mostly dissappear inside the suit, but will still give some structure and support.
The cheapest were the cotton sole kung fu shoes. These would need to be glued/stitched inside the closed foot of the suit and an outside sole matereial glued on the bottom (I'm still searching for red textured rubber sheeting that could be glued on) Cotton Sole Kung Fu Slippers - Kung Fu Shoes - KungFu Slippers
At the top end price range were these dance shoes and the closest thing to the tuxedo loafers that TheNickFox mentioned. Both would need the heels removed and glued inside the foot with on outside sole put on.
The dance shoes would also need the lace-up section removed.
The rest range from $9 to $50 or so depending on size. These are all shoes the would probobly work best as Nikonthenet described by glueing/stitching these into the unsewn, open foot of the suit. Many of these would need the lace/zipper sections hacked out along with a large pecentage of the shoe to lower the internal profile.
Personally, I like the Title Low-top Boxing Shoes. Take off the upper 4/5s of the boot, stitch in some elastic to hold them to your foot, and the should give a very nice shape, a little structure, and a nice, clean minimal sole.
Ultimately, I will probably have to go by price and simplicity and get the red kung fu shoes. We'll see.
I still need to get a suit first.
This thread is old but I’d like to chime in and say that Walmart has their generic slip on dress shoes with a square toe for 25 dollars heat up the bottom of the shoe rip off the sole. And you have a nearly perfect shape for the raimi suit