Wearing them on pavement will eat up the soles very quickly. The soles can not be replaced ( the ones with the dimples). They can be replaced with a rubber bottom. Your best off wearing them while driving or inside, around the house or...
Excellent post shoefan.
You mentioned something quite interesting that is prevalent in womans high-grade shoes. That is, the Cordwainers College puts more emphasis on design and industrial production than the art and craft of shoe...
Originally Posted by BringingSuitsBack
You mention sole guards -- I assume you mean the rubbers for the bottom of the soles. On higher-end dress shoes (testoni, brioni) do you still recommend them? I...
Originally Posted by jimmyoneill
It's a tricky situation, because some makers will not take the shoe back for refurbishment if it has been worked on by other cobblers.
I would like to share some...
Originally Posted by antirabbit
could these be resoled in leather?
Portnoy, since when did you wear Italian?
Sure....A competent craftsman can resole them with leather and add a leather heel base.