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Posts by Nick V.

No apology necessary. Sorry if you thought I was implying you, I wasn't. The person I was implying knows very well who he is.
Then you should admire me even more when I stated in the past it's not a confession, it's a statement of fact that I in no way are ashamed of.
I would like to further that by saying......I get complements on our work on a daily basis. Every time a customer tells me "you guys do great work" my response is always ALWAYS "thank you for the compliment however, that was yesterday and doesn't count for today. It's today's work that matters to me". That has always been my attitude.The only people I can compete with are the people in my industry and striving to be the best is what drives me.So, when I get a person that...
Maybe you didn't get the answer you were looking for....I didn't miss the point in fact I gave you an honest answer based on my experience.I am in know way representing anyone else but myself. However, I would venture to guess that most (if no all) the other makers that have been involved in this thread would agree that you over dramatize many issues including the ones you mentioned above.. They know as well as I these major problems that you allude to are no big deal to...
If a pegged heel sheared off -or- loosened to me it failed. All the other stuff you mentioned could happen with -or without metal toe plates being installed. If we happen across any of those issues we simply correct the problem. In most cases we don't even tell the customer. No big deal if done correctly.
Fair 'nuff.....We can use the same logic here. The same reason I never get shoes that we installed flush mounted metal toe plates returned where something failed.I've stressed this before and it bears repeating....."if done correctly".
Maybe I got this wrong......From what you are implying, water/moisture purges through the lateral portion of the base rusting nails that are coated? If so, why wouldn't the layers of the stack swell, soften and de-laminate?
Well, my writings are certainly sincere.I never said that your heel bases would come off.I answered the question asked of me. And, yes I've seen them sheered off. Just sharing my experience.
Yes I do know what I'm writing about. You're experiments are not even remotely close to the reality (application) we have been discussing. I consider them mute to the conversation.
I'm not saying that one functions better than another. I'm saying that if done correctly I see little difference. I can't even remember the last time I saw a pegged base but I have seen them before. I've seen extreme cases where the base took enough of a jolt that the pegs sheered off. I've also seen a nailed base take a similar hit and the base popped off. I can't agree that pegs are a potential subtle improvement in making a shoe. However, I will admit, that's up to the...
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