Nothing spectacular on to show on this post. I am in need of some basic sandals. I was recently at an event in my friar persona and received some negative feedback regarding my lack of foot covering. I need to make some very basic sandals which would seem appropriate for a friar in the event that I find myself in such a situation at any future event. I plan on making them out of a very stiff heavy 10 ounce (or more) vegetable tanned leather. I am going to make them like the huaraches found on the website: http://barefootted.com/labels/huaraches.html
So far, this is as far as I have gotten. I have traced and cut out the base of the sandals. I have to make another trip to the leather shop for the leather I will use for the lacing. I plan on following the instructions that "Barefoot Ted" offers which means there isn't much more to do on these other than to cut the holes where the lacing will go. I hope to finish this soon so I can start wearing them around town in case I have to make any revisions before the week long camping event.
The following was completed and added about a month after the intial post. I finished the work at a friends house so only have this one photo of the completed sandal taken on my phone. I simply used scissors to cut some vegetable tanned leather to make the thongs with and then tied them around. After wearing for about 2 miles my feet were rather sore and had two open blisters between the toes. I subsequently took them home and coated them with olive oil three times. They are much softer now and hopefully will not cause an issue with long time use.