Cinch-tops might be the easiest shoes to successfully make, because they have an elastic or other gathering device around the top of them so they fit snugly against your foot. They are commonly seen as unstructured shoes for children, but lots of adults are wearing shoes unstructured shoe now. Many people are realizing the benefits of wearing flexible shoes that allow them to feel the earth – or sidewalk – underfoot as they walk.
The directions and patterns in this book are for footwear from size three baby to size 10 women – they can be made even larger on a photocopy machine to accommodate men’s feet.
If you purchase a First Footsteps kit for making shoes for toddlers, this book is included at no additional charge.