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Can't put sole guards on them. They're to far gone. A local guy may do it but he's stealing your $.From what I can see, they are not double soled, they are a single sole w/a Good Year welt. Shows normal wear.Don't put a half sole on them. That would compromise the structure of shoe.
27 posts? I can tell by your comments in this thread:http://www.styleforum.net/t/274665/stefanobi-shoe-repair-sole-came-unglued-what-happens-next#post_4957844You're the sort that comes off as an authority, as he sounds but, in terms of shoes, knows very little...To associate me with Larry King is a knee slapper...! BTW, I realized early, I was not a fan of his. So, I stopped watching him.I'll say it again, I'm not a journalist, I'm in the shoe business. Larry King is and...
A reputable cobbler can cement and stitch them down...Won't happen again.
Editor's note: As an ongoing series, one of Styleforum's resident footwear experts, Nick V. of B. Nelson Shoes in NY, is compiling interviews with shoe industry insiders, including company owners, designers, and other personalities. This edition finds Nick V. talking with Nick Horween, Director at Horween Leather, Chicago. Check out Nick V.'s previous sessions--more to come soon: William Church, Joesph Cheaney & Sons Shoes Paul Grangaard, CEO, Allen Edmonds Also be...
I'm totally left handed.... Watch on my left wrist.
Dries it out. Bad to use.
In addition to some things mentioned above:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNuu2M-H3P0Lots of country clubs and high end shoe repairs use sanitizers these days.You may want to stop by and have your shoes zapped.
Pierre is a great Guy. Passionate about his goods. The only one I know of that makes/designs his own lasts. Well made, beautiful, unusual offerings.
Editor's note: As an ongoing series, one of Styleforum's resident footwear experts, Nick V. of B. Nelson Shoes in NY, will be compiling interviews with shoe industry insiders, including company owners, designers, and other personalities. Next up is William Church, co-owner of Cheaney. Stay tuned for a piece with Nick Horween soon. Check out Nick's previous interviews: Paul Grangaard, CEO of Allen Edmonds Nick V.: How was Church's English Shoes founded? William...
It gets cemented and nailed on. The holes around the circumference are to accept the nails.The heel is the thickness of a half heel meaning it is thicker than the original top-lift. In order to balance the shoe correctly you would have to lower the existing leather base to offset the difference of the thicker heel. When finished the profile of the heel will show more rubber and less leather.
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