Primitive Technology: Sandals

  • Published on:  7/30/2017
  • 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.Wordpress: https://primitivetechnology.wordpress...Patreon page: have no face book page, instagram, twitter etc. Beware of fake pages.


  • Ted Harris
    Ted Harris 2 years ago+1628

    Is it me or does anyone else just wanna go and survive like him for 3 weeks instead of what they are doing right now

  • DIY Musician
    DIY Musician 9 months ago+129

    Me: "Dad, I need shoes for the school year"

  • brunom72
    brunom72 1 months ago+159

    if Gucci did this, they'd cost $750

  • Mirror Blade
    Mirror Blade 7 days ago+40

    . Sandals basic crafted.
    . Sandals basic equiped.
    . Movement speed +20. Def +1
    . You no longer lose hp while walking on hard terrain.
    . Crafting/ basic skill increases to 33.
    . Leather shoes schematic unlocked.
    . You are now thirsty.
    . You are now hungry.

  • WhiteBlock CC
    WhiteBlock CC a years ago+805

    "Scorpion for dramatic effects"
    "Scorpion approves"
    Scorpion for president 2018

  • XAsemX
    XAsemX 2 years ago+1132

    No FakePranks, No Politics, No Drama, No Vlogging, No Celebration Every 1 Million Subs - just pure entertainment.

  • Cala Content
    Cala Content 9 months ago+225

    He communicates using telepathy. If you don't have that skill yet, turn on captions for subtitles.

  • Red Jar
    Red Jar a years ago+171

    Hahah "scorpion for dramatic effect"

  • loly
    loly a years ago+208

    nike is shook

  • dunbee
    dunbee 5 months ago+32

    too bad the camera isn't primative technology
    *cuts to water wheel powered recording device*

  • yikes
    yikes a years ago+1144


  • F2p2007RS
    F2p2007RS a years ago+71

    You should star in a lotion commercial.

  • ClownWhosFeelnDown
    ClownWhosFeelnDown 6 days ago+8

    This guy: My feet hurt
    sees plant literally covered in spikes
    This guy: ... I'm gonna make shoes out of that.

  • sky delos santos
    sky delos santos 1 months ago+5

    Eyo my homie crog used to flex on the hoes with these sandals 7 million years ago

  • Calvissuperman
    Calvissuperman a years ago+4

    "Scorpion for dramatic effect" - you got me dude

  • Not Another Channel Name
    Not Another Channel Name 2 years ago+1384

    The only channel that make quality content without talking.

  • music school
    music school yesterday+1

    Next Episode: How to make Jordan 11s

  • Epic Tien
    Epic Tien a years ago+26

    Hey just wondering is Nike releasing any new color ways for the Primiflops 18+
    There were leaks of blue Primiflops, but if not I’ll just get the brown ones

  • tengokunoshi
    tengokunoshi 1 months ago+10

    I just discovered that videos are all explained if you turn on subtitles/cc 🤣🤣🤣

  • Tri-Sarah-tops 101
    Tri-Sarah-tops 101 a years ago+19

    Me: * puts captions on *
    Captions: "scorpion approves"
    Me: * falls on the ground laughing *