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post #5746 of 7039
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How much are you guys paying for this as this seems like a no brainer?

You shouldn't pay over $30.00. I think mine cost around $25.00. 

post #5747 of 7039
My Raptor half sole and heel job runs me 30 bucks. A full resole costs me 100. The full resole lasts me about a year while the half sole lasts me 3 plus on average. indeed it's a no brainer.
post #5748 of 7039
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My Raptor half sole and heel job runs me 30 bucks. A full resole costs me 100. The full resole lasts me about a year while the half sole lasts me 3 plus on average. indeed it's a no brainer.

Damn. Wish I had read this before walking on my Wolverines. The heel is worn, but it should be good to get a topy underneath it!

post #5749 of 7039
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Damn. Wish I had read this before walking on my Wolverines. The heel is worn, but it should be good to get a topy underneath it!

I wouldn't worry about it. A good cobbler will be able to work with it if they're not in horrible shape.

post #5750 of 7039

I think you should mention using a clean rag to apply oil and lp to boots. I certainly went overboard with the initial applications now I get much better results just putting a small dab of oil/VSC/LP on a rag and applying with the rag. Much more even and effective application then putting some on your hands and rubbing them down.

post #5751 of 7039
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OK, listen up everyone. Anrobit and I have had a behind the scenes conversation and issues have been pretty much resolved. With that in mind we're going to co author a piece on caring for what's commonly referred to as "work boots". We're going to try to cover how to take care of these boots from light use all the way through the crazy stuff I do. For what it's worth for most people the way to go is going to be some middle ground between the extremes. Misterjuiceman you might as well join in and coauthor as well if you're up to it.

This has been talked about before and as several people have pointed out it's long overdue in coming. That's going to change.

 

Cats and dogs living together. Mass hysteria!

post #5752 of 7039

Thanks guys for the topy feedback. Unfortunately, the shoe repair place around here in Lexington KY quoted me $55-60 and seemed perplexed by the demand and wanted me to bring them in when I mentioned $25 to $30 (for the what looks to be half sole and leave the heal as his topy?). Thanks.  

 

 

Edit:...and the cobbler stated the price depended on whether they were glued or sewn on. Seems standard to glue them on right? 


Edited by Jdub6 - 2/5/14 at 2:43pm
post #5753 of 7039
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Thanks guys for the topy feedback. Unfortunately, the shoe repair place around here in Lexington KY quoted me $55-60 and seemed perplexed by the demand and wanted me to bring them in when I mentioned $25 to $30 (for the what looks to be half sole and leave the heal as his topy?). Thanks.  

55-60 is absurd. I go to a very good cobbler in Boston and pay $40, and that's a lot already.

post #5754 of 7039
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55-60 is absurd. I go to a very good cobbler in Boston and pay $40, and that's a lot already.

$35 for generic Topy like coverings in these here parts.

The cost of materials is going to be relatively fixed, the variable costs are going to vary with region, rents, amount of competition, phase the moon, etc.
post #5755 of 7039
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Edit:...and the cobbler stated the price depended on whether they were glued or sewn on. Seems standard to glue them on right? 

Yep. Glued.

Maybe go to another cobbler or two for a quote. It is a very straight forward thing for a cobbler to do.
post #5756 of 7039

This is what I do:

 

 

lefty

post #5757 of 7039
Lefty, I have been known to use short screws as an emergency traction device on lugged sole boots. Studded snow and ice boots. Don't wear on hardwood floors or tile.
post #5758 of 7039
Snapped a leather lace today and threw these bad boys in. They're yellow and brown but damn they look yellow in this picture.



Probably grab more dark leather laces next time I'm out. Or maybe a small spool of the stuff as I'm sure I'll snap more.

Can't express enough how much better I like the boots with round laces. I like the flat waxed ones but man life is just simpler with rounds
post #5759 of 7039
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Lefty, I have been known to use short screws as an emergency traction device on lugged sole boots. Studded snow and ice boots. Don't wear on hardwood floors or tile.

 

I use motorcycle racing ice screws in my felt wading boots. Cheap and grippy.

 

https://koldkutter.com/catalog/products.php?osCsid=c8d149ad56c396d2595e3bf402d8bb6c

 

lefty

post #5760 of 7039
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I use motorcycle racing ice screws in my felt wading boots. Cheap and grippy.

https://koldkutter.com/catalog/products.php?osCsid=c8d149ad56c396d2595e3bf402d8bb6c

lefty

Too funny, I do the same thing with my felt wading boots. I'll have to get some of those screws instead of whatever looks good at the hardware store.
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