This is a record of the things made by a South African maker.
Get excited and make something!
Those look fantastic! I have tried to make espadrilles for the same reason (getting them to fit MY feet) with limited success. I am inspired to try again.
Go for it. My 3rd pair was espadrilles. They where Way to small. I have yet to try espadrilles again. Perhaps I should too. By the way if you are interested in shoe making, try the Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/shoemaking/