Rubber beach sandal (UK size 4)

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Rubber beach sandal (UK size 4) by francfalco Jun 18, 2015


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My Philippe Starck http://www.starck.com/fr/design/editeurs/puma.html#tong
inspired sandal design was only going to be viable if printed in a flexible material - I chose Ninjaflex.

Ninjaflex can be tricky to print (flexible filaments often just get jammed in the extruder mechanism) but printing slow and hot seems to work pretty well on a MB Rep 2.

This 3rd iteration of the design took 20 hours to print in total and needed a slight amount of cleanup but they came out great!

Printed on my MB Rep 2 0.2mm @ 220C 20mm/s

No support needed but those bridged overhangs will need a bit of clean up!

The .stl files included are UK size 4 (230mm length approx)
Scale to the size needed: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe_size#Adults

Now to test on the beach....


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Too bad i can´t fit my uk 14 on my A8 printbed.

They have a very...anatomical design to them.

Yep, foot shaped...

I'd love to try printing a pair in size 9(US) but it will BARELY fit on my homemade rapstrap's 200x250mm print bed. Cura complains that it won't fit on the bed, but Slic3r accepts it. Looks like a 12 hour print with .25mm layer height. A good excuse to by some Nijaflex.

Good luck.

Let m know how you get on.


Fun print, thanks!! ALso, I wear size 10 in men and I found 120% scale to be a perfect fit.

Could you share a few more details about your print parameters? I have printed at .2, .15, and .10 layer heights and it hasn't looked as nice as yours. I'm using a .40 mm E3D v6 hot end, at 30mm/s.

Hi JGMJacobo,

Not much more to tell than the description:

Printed on my MB Rep 2 0.2mm @ 220C 20mm/s
It needed some clean up, usual flex filament stringing had to be trimmed off and the overhangs needed cleaning but generally it came out well.

I've also printed on my UM2 and that does have a little more trouble (Bowden tube) isn't great for flex filament and i have to up the infill to get a clean surface cover.

But printing slow is the key and if you having issues, increase temp can help. And you'll need good filament cooling to have any chance of getting the overhangs/bridging to look any good.

This one is a challenge, but thanks for printing!

Is you printer Bowden or direct?
Which filament?
Can you send some pictures of the problem area please?


Of course! - sorry should have put that info in the description.

So the .stl files included are UK size 4 (230mm approx)

Scale to the size needed:

hi, which shoe size is it?