Vietcong sandals.

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Vietcong sandals.

Post by moab » Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:58 pm

Not really bug out related. Well sort of. I thought these homemade sandals showed some real ingenuity. I've heard about these. But never seen a close up pic of a pair. Looks like they would last forever. Easy to make. I'm sure someone has posted a how to make these someplace.

https://www.ima-usa.com/products/origin ... t=20190928
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by echo83 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:03 pm

These are pretty awesome, and I have to wonder what the original owner would think of seeing them for sale for $250.00.

I've always wanted to make a pair myself, but I have flat feet, and I'm sure that prolonged wear would put me in some serious pain.

I can definitely see the appeal, though. In a really wet climate, they would be probably keep your feet cooler and dryer than USGI wool socks and jungle boots.

There are a ton of how-to videos available, with variable fit and finish results. Plus, every country seems to be lining up to say they invented them first...really interesting. I think this would be an awesome PAW skill set to have.

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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by yossarian » Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:22 pm

echo83 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:03 pm
These are pretty awesome, and I have to wonder what the original owner would think of seeing them for sale for $250.00.
I bet he'd be thinking "Damn, I wish that dude hadn't shot me 50 years ago and taken my shoes. "
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by flybynight » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:31 pm

yossarian wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:22 pm
echo83 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:03 pm
These are pretty awesome, and I have to wonder what the original owner would think of seeing them for sale for $250.00.
I bet he'd be thinking "Damn, I wish that dude hadn't shot me 50 years ago and taken my shoes. "
Probably think if I can sell these for 250, I'll make another pair next week
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by NT2C » Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:42 pm

flybynight wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:31 pm
yossarian wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:22 pm
echo83 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:03 pm
These are pretty awesome, and I have to wonder what the original owner would think of seeing them for sale for $250.00.
I bet he'd be thinking "Damn, I wish that dude hadn't shot me 50 years ago and taken my shoes. "
Probably think if I can sell these for 250, I'll make another pair next week I can retire and send the kids to college.
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by Towanda » Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:57 pm

I imagine that making a pair of those out of steel-belted radials would be tough going.
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by echo83 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:02 pm

Towanda wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:57 pm
I imagine that making a pair of those out of steel-belted radials would be tough going.
It is. Even with a Dremel or something like it. There's the added hazard of tiny pieces of steel wire flying everywhere and getting embedded in you.

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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by yossarian » Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:05 pm

These are a much better price, about as authentic as they get and probably don't belong to a dead guy.

http://www.vietnam-surplus.com/hochimisa.html
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Post by Evan the Diplomat » Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:05 pm

When I was kid spending summers in Honduras the campesinos would make similar sandals from car tires but used cordage or leather straps instead of inner tubes. They don't do it anymore because steel belted radials are nearly impossible to cut (as mentioned earlier) with a machete and the availability of cheap shoes from Asia.
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Post by JeeperCreeper » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:33 pm

Towanda wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:57 pm
I imagine that making a pair of those out of steel-belted radials would be tough going.
I was thinking the same thing...
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by moab » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:31 pm

Have they recycled all the old not steel belted tires? In the US?
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by flybynight » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:58 am

moab wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:31 pm
Have they recycled all the old not steel belted tires? In the US?
Aren't trailer tires non steel belted ? On a tangent. When this thread started I immediately thought of huaraches sandals (which I had a pair I bought in TJ back in the seventies ). Upon searching for a site that had instructions on how to build a pair I only found instructions to build sandals using car mats.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Minima ... Huaraches/
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by moab » Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:33 pm

flybynight wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:58 am
moab wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:31 pm
Have they recycled all the old not steel belted tires? In the US?
Aren't trailer tires non steel belted ? On a tangent. When this thread started I immediately thought of huaraches sandals (which I had a pair I bought in TJ back in the seventies ). Upon searching for a site that had instructions on how to build a pair I only found instructions to build sandals using car mats.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Minima ... Huaraches/
I bought a pair of these. But haven't even used them yet. Camp sandals.

https://xeroshoes.com/shop/product-cate ... hesandals/
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by flybynight » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:02 pm

Just as a point of historical reference . About the time that V C soldier was wearing those sandals , deep in the middle of the hell called the Vietnam war. I was wearing these...

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on the beaches of southern California surrounded by beautiful near naked girls and obsessed with catching the next wave .
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by flybynight » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:02 pm

Just as a point of historical reference . About the time that V C soldier was wearing those sandals , deep in the middle of the hell called the Vietnam war. I was wearing these...

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on the beaches of southern California surrounded by beautiful near naked girls and obsessed with catching the next wave .
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by moab » Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:37 pm

flybynight wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:02 pm
Just as a point of historical reference . About the time that V C soldier was wearing those sandals , deep in the middle of the hell called the Vietnam war. I was wearing these...

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on the beaches of southern California surrounded by beautiful near naked girls and obsessed with catching the next wave .
Your image is broken.
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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by Rachel-86 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:06 am

Back in the day, Grunts called them, “ Ho Chi Minh Racing Slicks”.

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Re: Vietcong sandals.

Post by gary83 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:52 am

Wow. Those Vietnam War Viet Cong Ho Chi Minh sandals look really rugged.

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