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post #91861 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Meis View Post

How far along wear-wise can you still put on a topy / when is it too late?

Don't think there's a "too late"-stage, as long as he can get a nice surface for the plastic to stick to it should work (if the sole is really worn through I think he could first "resole" it with a new piece of leather, and then topy it)

post #91862 of 109053
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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

^for free?

doubtful lol
post #91863 of 109053
Heel taps prevent wear for heels
They wear quickly though
post #91864 of 109053

Apparently, there's this process called "recrafting", in which the entire sole of the shoe is replaced. Of course, nobody ever hangs onto shoes long enough to warrant this, so it's irrelevant. Topy away.  

post #91865 of 109053
Can't imagine having baller boots/shoes resoled/heeled with whatever a cobbler had laying around their shop.
post #91866 of 109053
I have a pair of Lobbs I will be sending to them for re-crafting when I get around to it... shog[1].gif

Topy is very popular on this side of the forum, and not so much over on the CM side. A Topy or similar sole protection measure will look bad with a sleek pair of Edward Greens or G&Gs, but blends in just fine with most SWD-style shoes. With CM-style shoes, folks add either a heel tap, toe tap (preferably sunken and metal) or both. If there is a metal toe tap, it will last a long time and will help with the wear on the front toe which is very common and can make a shoe look bad, along with leading to premature wear of the sole. The heel tap serves the same purposes, except on the heel of the shoe. I have a sunken metal tap in my St. Crispins and it's awesome, but I've never used a heel tap and have not had issues with premature wear (they wear, but at a normal rate). Most CM guys will choose nothing on the soles in place of slightly faster sole wear.

tl;dr - put on Topy if you wish, but know that if your shoes are well made, and the soles aren't glued, you will be able to get by with a front tap, heel tap, and a sole replacement a long way down the line.
post #91867 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Benesyed View Post

i dont understand topy, is it something taht is added on to the heel to prevent it from wearing out?
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Originally Posted by sparrow View Post

Heel taps prevent wear for heels
They wear quickly though

vibram + heel tap is the way to go
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

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I have a pair of Lobbs I will be sending to them for re-crafting when I get around to it... shog[1].gif

Topy is very popular on this side of the forum, and not so much over on the CM side. A Topy or similar sole protection measure will look bad with a sleek pair of Edward Greens or G&Gs, but blends in just fine with most SWD-style shoes. With CM-style shoes, folks add either a heel tap, toe tap (preferably sunken and metal) or both. If there is a metal toe tap, it will last a long time and will help with the wear on the front toe which is very common and can make a shoe look bad, along with leading to premature wear of the sole. The heel tap serves the same purposes, except on the heel of the shoe. I have a sunken metal tap in my St. Crispins and it's awesome, but I've never used a heel tap and have not had issues with premature wear (they wear, but at a normal rate). Most CM guys will choose nothing on the soles in place of slightly faster sole wear.

tl;dr - put on Topy if you wish, but know that if your shoes are well made, and the soles aren't glued, you will be able to get by with a front tap, heel tap, and a sole replacement a long way down the line




IDK man, i normally put vibram on all my boots because it get rids of that super slippery leather sole effect. I would possibly not get it on cm shoes and just wear them as is but then again if the sole edge is black and matches the vibram its very very hard to notice.
post #91868 of 109053

So can I send my shoes into like, the Raf Simons factory to be resoled if the time came? Will they do that? I assume a cobbler wouldn't be able to without the last.

post #91869 of 109053
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

So can I send my shoes into like, the Raf Simons factory to be resoled if the time came? Will they do that? I assume a cobbler wouldn't be able to without the last.

idk if raf has this service but actually a good cobbler can resole for you
post #91870 of 109053
Think two main reasons for topys on sw&d shoes are smaller rotations (MC guy might wear shoes 5x a month due to much larger collection) and the thinness of soles (and that they probably don't use oak bark leather neither). And it's probably not that easy a resole if sole is just glued on vs welted
post #91871 of 109053
Yes - don't dismiss the value of a good cobbler in your area (if you have one).

I doubt that the Rick Owens factory has a re-crafting service...
post #91872 of 109053
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I doubt that the Rick Owens factory has a re-crafting service...

You can get Ricks recrafted at Swingline
post #91873 of 109053
Kinda hesitant to pick up some Umit pants from yoox it says size 34 but when I go yo check it says 34(suit)/44(IT) anyone whose ordered from yoox on umit pants want to chime in?
post #91874 of 109053
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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

Can't imagine having baller boots/shoes resoled/heeled with whatever a cobbler had laying around their shop.

did you do anything to your dunks?
post #91875 of 109053
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

did you do anything to your dunks?

Nah I figure once I wear down the shark teeth I'll think about white vibram, or maybe just a heel piece. We'll see. They're not the kind of thing I can wear every day so they should last a while.
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