2. MARK THE SHOES
2a. Run Post-It tape along the outside
bottom part of each shoe upper, making a 2" tall “line” around the bottom
of the shoe. Tear ½"– 1" pieces of tape
to conform to the curves of the shoe.
2b. On each shoe, mark the center of
the toe box (eyeball it) just above the
2c. While holding the measuring tape
up to the tape line, make a mark ¾"
to the left of the center toe mark, just
above the tape line.
2d. Continue marking every ¾" up
to the center back seam. Don’t mark
on the back (or any) shoe seam. You
now have 16 marks on one side of the
shoe (not including the center mark).
2e. Repeat steps 2c and 2d on the
right side. You should have 33 total
marks (including the center toe mark)
on each shoe. Remove the tape.
3. DRILL THE SHOES
3a. Drill a r" hole into each mark,
beginning at the back of each shoe.
3b. Drill straight through the upper.
These holes will be the “pilot holes.”
As you get to the toe area, be careful
not to drill into the toe insole.
3c. Drill all marks on both shoes. Then
replace the r" drill bit with a y" bit
and re-drill all holes with the larger bit.
Again, never drill into any seams.
3d. With a ¼" drill bit, re-drill all holes
on both shoes. Dust off shoes.
NOTE: Take care not to
drill into any insole or
midsole materials. By
creating the marks 2"
above the bottom of
the shoe upper, we have
most likely avoided this
Also, be more careful
with depressing the
drill trigger when
drilling with the larger
bits, which “grab” more
forcefully and quickly
than the smaller bit.