For me personally, I don't care whether my soles are closed or not. They are going to wear down and get replaced anyway. Don't get me wrong though, if my shoes have closed channeling that is what I am going to get them resoled with. All in all the way the soles are attached don't change the fact that if they are goodyear welted they are already and more seriously flawed, which brings me to a question. If gemming rots, or slips, can it be repaired? Can it be replaced? If an insole wears badly enough that makes the shoe unwearable, can it be replaced?
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3/19/12 at 12:25pm