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Just wondering out of simple curiosity whether anyone knows what the sole construction of, for example, a US trench boot, or a British B5 boot would have been in WWI. With so many boots to make and possibly GY welting not widespread, or in development, how would they have been made? I presume not hand welted (but maybe they were)? I read that the US boot was improved (the "Pershing" boot) to give it more water resistance, but it's not clear to me what the modifications...
Are these Meermin shoes?
Thank you both for your opinions about this possibility.
Can anyone give an opinion on whether it would be "reasonable", when returning a pair of RTW GYW shoes for resoling, to ask the maker (in the case that they are able to offer such a service, ie that they have a bespoke service offering hand welting)  to rebuild the sole entirely with hand welting using the original last? What would be the factors that would make this difficult, if any? Would it be possible to ask them to last them on a half-size smaller last (in the case...
Worth a read actually:http://www.keikari.com/english/?s=shoe+gemming
A Gaziano & Girling shoe according to the website.
Cork filling in that condition, and gemming failed, and less than a year old ! Staggering!
Sounds as though you're trying for a free pair of shoes
That's good. And it's also part of the learning curve to understand that, as there's no peer review on such threads, no real way of checking on people's objectivity, no verified hard stats, it's necessary to doubt and question everything you read, from what ever source. It's a big problem with the Internet. Hendrix provides an excellent example of it just above, and you can find lots more in this thread alone.
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