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Posts by Nick V.

Apologies if this has been posted before. I just ran across it today. An interesting four part series about how they are made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yozIoVtjN_w
Alden double soled leather converted to authentic Commando made in the UK. Leather mid-sole. Top 4 eyelets switched to speed hooks.
We work on them all the time. All machined. Unless he is talking about Bespoke, I don't know about that....
The nails do not penetrate through the insole. They may be intended to secure the shank. Not necessary though.....
Try inserting a pair of heel pads. They will raise your heel alleviating the irritated area.
If done properly it won't ruin the integrity of the shoe. If the sole is new the stitching is not disturbed at all. If the sole has been worn to far -or- in your case it sounds like it was damaged at the toe. A new leather tip is attached and stitched on. Then, the flush mounted toe plate is added.
Yes in leather.
Before and after. A pair of BB for Alden's converted from a crepe sole to black Dainite, new mid-sole, leather heel base, white stitching on the top of the welt.
Welcome to the forum and good luck in your career.Try a tongue pad. It will push your foot back into the heel of your shoe.If you have a competent shoe repair shop in your area they can add a back liner which will take up some room in the heel. Even if the heel lining wears out a new back liner will solve that problem.
Tell 'em you want the last. See how far that get's ya. Remember you paid for it!
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