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post #46 of 60
Is there such thing like double leather soled shoes would not crease as much as single leather soled shoes?
post #47 of 60
Double sole? Jimmy likes them:



post #48 of 60
^Ah seinfeld ... that was a funny episode.
post #49 of 60
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Originally Posted by mg428 View Post
Is there such thing like double leather soled shoes would not crease as much as single leather soled shoes?

Singles crease just a tad more than doubles at the get go, but after a while there is no difference IMHO.
post #50 of 60
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post
double sole tapering to a single sole is the way to go.

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Originally Posted by kolecho View Post
Singles crease just a tad more than doubles at the get go, but after a while there is no difference IMHO.
- Listen to this MAN!

FWIW all my Vashhhhh are double sole tapering to a single.
post #51 of 60
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Originally Posted by upnorth View Post
Foo is too shy to admit it but double sole adds height.

No, I can attest to having advanced the storm welt/single soles argument, which he accepted. Can't remember what thread it was.
post #52 of 60
Anyone have pictures comparing a double sole tapering to single vs. single vs. double? I was tempted to pick up Vass shoes with double taper to single but opted for a single sole, because, quite frankly, I am happy with the look of my Vass with single sole and don't really know to what extent if any, the double to single taper would have on the look and feel of the shoe. I'd only be getting the double to single taper just because it was recommended on SF, and I'm not falling for that. I imagine looks wise, with the shoes on your feet, the double taper to single is undetectable (I suppose like a fiddle back waist - but a thing of beauty I appreciate as part of the craft). True?
post #53 of 60
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
I didn't know that. It's a little strange because they asked me to confirm I really wanted a simple double sole on that pair because the other pairs in my order were double tapering to single at the waist. I did confirm that's what I wanted.

Goyser has 3 stitch with Vass,
1 hold welt to midsole
1 hold welt, midsole and outsole
1 hold welt to upper to insole.
lmpossible to do other way,
double sole is crucial in the construction
3 stitch make extra strong shoe for doubles,
extra stitch hold crucial midsole
post #54 of 60
I use single soles on most oxfords, doubles tapering to singles on most derbies, ands doubles on most boots.
post #55 of 60
me prefer double for comfort,
but prefer single for fast walks,
double for slow walks and lot of standing,
double sole always files ends up fast
post #56 of 60
I'd never wear a single sole. Just don't seem like they'd be comfortable, nor do they look as good IMO.

I wear vintage Kenmoors. Just picked up my third pair, and they're NOS. I'm considering going to a triple sole on one pair (I love those big tanks!). I'm also going to dye a pair dark olive green, like these old Worthmore longwings....

post #57 of 60
I'm very curious to know what contraptions Sarkozy has in his shoes. Rumors are he tries to add about something like 4 inches with his high heels.
post #58 of 60
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post
They do take a while to break in though, and until the "hinge" develops there tends to be more heel slippage (which may cause blisters if the shoes are snug in the heel).

Have others experienced this? I just received a pair of double soled shoes I ordered and was about to send them back for a 1/2 size smaller because my heel slips a bit while I walk.

This is my first pair of double soles so I'm wondering if this issue will stop once they are broken in?
post #59 of 60
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Originally Posted by phailing101 View Post
Have others experienced this? I just received a pair of double soled shoes I ordered and was about to send them back for a 1/2 size smaller because my heel slips a bit while I walk.

This is my first pair of double soles so I'm wondering if this issue will stop once they are broken in?

The shoes will break in after a dozen wearings or so.
post #60 of 60
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
You don't feel stones/uneven ground as much through a double sole.

+1! That's one of the compelling reasons I had a couple pair of my shoes made with double leather soles...
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