suede shoes - post 'em here! - Page 97
So I bought a pair of suede Façonnable Andre crepe soled shoes from Nordstroms back in 2004/2005. Slightly snug fit but the sole was cool and comfy. They somehow got left them in the storage area of the basement (don't ask me why) and they developed a fuzzy mold growth on the sole. Yeah there was some serious chia pet action going on.
What to do? What...to...do?
I know: put them in the sun and the sun will kill all that crap. So I left them on the deck one hot summer day for the sun to beat up. Yes, I know: pure genius.
I got home from work and the fuzzy moss was dead but the rubber was a very dark colour and misshaped and/or melted in some places. Additionally there were small pieces of stone embedded in the rubber that once removed left gaping holes in the sole. Nonetheless I tried them on and walked in them a couple of days later. And that was the last time I wore them
Fast forward to this year. I was going through some clothes to give to Goodwill and I came across them. So I said to myself, "Self? Why don't you get them resoled with a leather sole?"
"Grand idea" I answered "but do we know any cobblers?"
So with google's help, I found an old Italian cobbler and he agreed to do my shoes. Here is the result. He took a couple of liberties but they came out pretty good for a pair of shoes that were moments away from getting tossed out.
Sample of original shoe
Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 3/27/13 at 5:20pm
how much did you get them for?
are they the longwing bucks?
just received my jcrew navy suede wingtip and bucks ....
i like that LElongwing over the jcrew short wing
kinda want to keep but i think i will probably end up returning both just because i spent so much money on other stuff
It almost feels like trolling to drop the brand name, but it will be in the list below.
From left to right:
- Cole Haan Lunargrand Wingtips (Dark Brown/Orange)
- Cole Haan Lunargrand Wingtips (Navy/Topaz)
- Ralph Lauren Saunders Chukka (Chocolate Suede)
- Ralph Lauren Sanderson Longwing (Snuff Suede)
- Allen Edmonds Players Wingtips (Chocolate Suede)
- Allen Edmonds Spiaggia Wingtips (White/Cream Suede)
- JP Crickets Slippers (Navy w/ Southern Methodist University Logo)