You said you can see the cork foot bed, correct? If you can see the cork foot bed, then you have ripped out the insole, and you have destroyed your shoes. If there is still a thick piece of leather covering the cork foot bed, then you have only removed the sock liner. Removing the sock liner isn't a big deal. Trust me, if you have ripped out the insole from a Goodyear-welted shoe, you have destroyed your shoe.
I am understanding a little bit of the gemming now. Can you please explain a bit more how it has destroyed my shoes. I feel no difference. Does this means my shoes will fall apart (the welt/soles or uppers)?
Or how will they affect the reliability ? What can happen form here on words.
Thank mate. Everyday I learn something new in style forum. My shoes are topyed.