Primitive Technology: Sandals

Primitive Technology: Sandals

I made a pair of sandals from loya cane. Walking bare footed in the bush generally doesn’t cause problems for my feet. But when repetitively carrying loads of various materials the soles of the feet become cracked and split. So I made some basic footwear for the purpose of working on rough surfaces. 

I cut some cane and measured out a length 6 times the length of the foot (about 1.5 m), folded it into loops and wove more cane between the loops to form the sole, adding new cane as needed. Next, I made bark fiber cordage and threaded it through the sandal to keep it on. The pair took about 1 hour to make (longer due to setting up the camera).

The sandals do protect from the ground, preventing the feet from cracking. I personally don’t like wearing footwear in the forest as bare feet give better grip, especially on inclines. But for heavy work or when my feet are injured I’ll wear these. These sandals are so quick to make that I’ve already got 2 pairs. The material used to make them (loya cane) is everywhere here but pretty much any rope like material will do. Bark fiber rope, grass, vine, flexible roots etc. will all make usable alternative materials.

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20 Responses

  1. Tauno says:

    I thought he would make obsidian ebony socks with muffle enchanting for those sandals…

  2. Fiachra says:

    *scorpion approves*

  3. Crazy cat says:

    you all time live in the forest???

  4. WormChemistry says:

    Just your daily reminder

  5. itZzDoritos says:

    “New Video by Primitive Technology: Primitive Technology, Sandals – 15 hours ago”

    **Tears of joy**

  6. Magnus Gamba says:

    but how did he make the shorts

  7. Dikhed smithy says:

    Can you reveal us what your voice sounds like but surprise us coming out behind a tree.
    Hey its scarce here.

  8. garrett21 says:

    While everyone else is living in 2017 this guy is living in…just 17

  9. TheF1Nger says:

    I know why he is uploading not much because in the forest internet speed is 0.1mb

  10. Rodrigo Iraheta says:

    If he was black he would of made some slides instead.

  11. Exo PvP says:

    dude are you the guy behind my house?

  12. RosePuff says:

    He gets his hair cuts at a place called “JUNGLE CUTS”

  13. Simply Joe's Greatest FAN says:

    If you’re into music I’m a recording artist for MachTen and he uploads free instrumentals consistently. Check out some of his content on my channel and subscribe if you like my own!

  14. muffinluveruuu says:

    I hope they last through the weekend.

  15. nrdesign1991 says:

    *Sandals:* +1 Prophet Speed: Food: 75

  16. Short Round says:

    How does he know how to tie a shoe if these are his first shoes?

  17. Sebastian Kleinod says:

    5 mio subs and 10 mio+ views. not bad!

  18. Zwizzor says:

    Do you think these sandals are going to be durable?

  19. TheLightningGate says:

    A few more vids and i can finally quit my dead end job and go live in the bush somewhere.

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