There are two main structures of mascot feet – slippers and footgear. Slippers are worn with stockinged feet and are easy to remove and wash, whereas footgear is secured to the performer’s foot or shoe with straps. Mascot feet are traditionally made from a tempo material, which is nylon and foam.
Depending on what the body of your mascot looks like, there are many different feet options to choose from. There are bird feet, hooves, and paws, to name a few. Bird feet are typically continuous and attach to the jumpsuit inside the mascot costume. Bird feet can also have 2D or 3D claws and almost always have footgear or adjustable straps inside to help with the fit. Depending on the length, claws can make it more difficult for your performer to walk around. Hooves and paws are similar in structure, both having divots cut into the normal mascot feet shape. You won’t see the divots on paws because they are covered in fur.
Much like feet, there are many different mascot shoe options, from cowboy boots to sneakers to pirate boots. Usually, all shoe options are made with the standard foam shape and styled to fit your mascot’s appearance. Be prepared to go with the common shoe design and from that modify the colors and add logos to fit your brand.