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We use both Vibram and Topy. No complaints on either. Vibram is thicker and IMO has a better tread. Some prefer Topy. Topy will outlast any product I've seen with the same thickness.
If you are going on the Northway exit 19 has this: http://www.factoryoutletsoflakegeorge.com/ Not nearly as large as Woodburry but worth the stop. Decent selection, way easier and less crowded than Woodburry. I'll be up there this weekend.
Quote: Originally Posted by clee1982 why don't you guys post it here as well. Used to be mechanical engineering here, thought that's in school, so probably don't know sh*t now Because as I explained to DWFII in my PM, I don't know how to post pics on SF!! Yesterday, I had to ask a friend that manages a Kinkos store around the corner if he could send the pictures of the new Church's seen earlier in this thread! Maybe DWFII will post the pics...
Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII Nick, I've never seen that machine (send me a photo?)...but I don't know every machine either. Who could? But every pair of machine channeled shoes I've ever seen was done like the first figure. Also, just to be clear, we always cut a groove for the stitching to lie in, as well. The illustrations above actually were drawn to depict that groove...I guess they're just hard to see at this...
Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII There are any number of ways to channel an outsole...here's a little illustration that may clarify things a bit: An additional point should probably be made...in both cases, the "channel cover" will be glued or cemented down. How effective that is in preventing the channel cover from becoming ragged or in protecting the thread is, to a great extent, dependent on how quickly the covering is breached...ie. how...
Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII Well, I have no certain knowledge of how the C&J handgrade is channeled. Most of the methods for channeling an outsole attempt to leave an unblemished, clear surface on the outsole...regardless of how it is actually accomplished. So just a visual inspection won't definitively say whether it will get ragged after a few wearings or not. And yes, you're right generally speaking no matter how it is done the sole will...
Quote: Originally Posted by bengal-stripe Church's only uses a short (heel only) sock. - Most other ready-to-wear manufacturers use a sock of half length. Beg to differ. Church uses a heel seat (the shorter one) and a 3/4. The 3/4 ends under the arch of your foot.
On the topic of hidden stitched soles. I would have to agree with Dean. Customers view the wearing or pealing as a flaw in production and/or material used. Customers often come in with let's say a pair of Lobbs, point out that they can now see the stitching and complain that, that shouldn't happen. I explain that it's really not a defect but a result of normal wear. It's most common in the toe area also, laterally across the ball of your foot either on the inside or,...
Here are two models from Chruch's new line built on the number 137 last along with their custom shoe trees.
Dainite is the best rubber I have ever used. Lot's of companies are knocking-off the patern and selling them as Dainite. The rubber is not the same quality as Dainite. Keep an eye out for this if you are looking for a true Dainite product.
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