Ken’s has been Barbie’s faithful consort for fifty years, but action figures often make better romantic leads in our doll stories. They have a wider variety of face molds, their bodies are buff and more pose- able than most Kens, and they exude an aura of risk and adventure that can be hard for a girl to resist. Unfortunately getting them out of their fatigues and into togs that are suitable for taking a lady out can be a challenge. Their shoulders are often too broad to fit into Ken’s Italian cut dinner jackets and even when they can borrow civilian shirts and pants, their feet are too big to squeeze into Ken’s shoes. My ladies got tired of their dates tromping on their toes in combat boots whenever they went out dancing so here is the first in a series of tutorials on making action figure sandals. This is a more casual style but very easy to make. Your action figures and their “dogs” will thank you.