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If they are authentic gunboats aside from a metal shank they also have a double row of nails and a metal "V" plate on the heels. That's a lot of metal. I would be surprised if the security alarm didn't go off.....
Same here....got 'em on right now, no socks. Just as comfortable as my Sperry's.
If you can find it, grab it.Meltonian is no longer in business....
I am quite familiar with this brand, they make good products. However, I am not familiar with this particular one. We do get requests from time-to-time to insert a tongue pad between the tongue and tongue liner of the shoe. This means the tongue and the tongue liner are separated. We affix a tongue pad to the underside of the tongue and cement and stitch the liner back over it. I always caution the customer that the felt tongue pads that we use eventually compress which...
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If you are asking about the Sea Island, any competent shoe repair can replace the soles. Instead of them being made with a Goodyear out sole stitcher like the ones AE re-craft the Sea Islands are stitched with a McKay stitcher. Much like Blake stitched. No big deal for a competent shop that is used to that machine.
In this case they do what you often try to do, distract from the topic.That was, what's the big deal about fixing some slipped gemming?
I agree with most of what you wrote. On the other hand it's not rare that I have a customer that has a particular pair of shoes that has sentimental value to Him. The shoes can be 30/40 years old. He got Married in them, maybe His first job and wants to keep them. If the liners and uppers are good we open them up. You would be surprised to see how often the gemming and stitching are in very good condition. That's got to be some old gemming. I understand your point about...
I apologize if I insulted you (it sounds like I did). I can assure you that,that was not the intention......I was being honest though and sharing my experience. Your assessment of me and how I conduct my business couldn't be further from the truth. But that happens here @ SF. I'm used to it by now.Enjoy your new purchases.
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