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post #10561 of 19573
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?
post #10562 of 19573
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

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?

To do it correctly requires the original last and essentially recrafting--relasting, replacing the gemming, the welting, and sometimes the insole.

The same applies to the insole, naturally...the original last, relasting, rewelting and rebottoming.
post #10563 of 19573
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

To do it correctly requires the original last and essentially recrafting--relasting, replacing the gemming, the welting, and sometimes the insole.
The same applies to the insole, naturally...the original last, relasting, rewelting and rebottoming.

So basically, not worth it.
post #10564 of 19573
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Wait, it isn't obvious by that huge post he made? confused.gif

I wrote so much I forgot what my initial response/question was blush.gif
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

To do it correctly requires the original last and essentially recrafting--relasting, replacing the gemming, the welting, and sometimes the insole.
The same applies to the insole, naturally...the original last, relasting, rewelting and rebottoming.

Good to know. My shoes are going back to the manufacturer no matter the cost.

Thanks
post #10565 of 19573

Great collection- for the unwise- can you possibly give details for each of the shoes?  (Particulalry the first and the last! I'm in the market for some chestnut/tan shoes and i like the look of these!)
 

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+1 chestnut is fantastic
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post #10566 of 19573
"shoe damage"

my favorite grenson-for-p-stuart just did this. shouldve had them toe-tapped.

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cause for panic and immediate resoling?
post #10567 of 19573
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

cause for panic and immediate resoling?
Pssh, I'd leave it alone for a good while. If you get the metal taps that would be filed down anyway.
post #10568 of 19573
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

"shoe damage"
my favorite grenson-for-p-stuart just did this. shouldve had them toe-tapped.
BnqYe.jpg
cause for panic and immediate resoling?

You can do this: topy the toe. Since I don't like the metal sound, I got the toes topy'ed.
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post #10569 of 19573
I really hate you topy people.
post #10570 of 19573
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I really hate you topy people.

I don't like topy either but I wear my toes out extremely quick and the only way to protect the toes without using the metal sounds is topy smile.gif . Topy also doesn't put scratches on my wooden floor while the metal piece would ruin my expense wooden floor.
post #10571 of 19573
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Originally Posted by lychyrychy View Post

I don't like topy either but I wear my toes out extremely quick and the only way to protect the toes without using the metal sounds is topy smile.gif . Topy also doesn't put scratches on my wooden floor while the metal piece would ruin my expense wooden floor.

Not if they are the flush ones. My wooden floors are unscathed.
post #10572 of 19573
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Not if they are the flush ones. My wooden floors are unscathed.

Oh that's good to know. Now I need to find a cobbler who can do the job in LA.
post #10573 of 19573
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post

"shoe damage"
my favorite grenson-for-p-stuart just did this. shouldve had them toe-tapped.
BnqYe.jpg
cause for panic and immediate resoling?

Cosmetic mostly. The stitches are exposed and will begin to wear now. But if the stitching was done correctly, you can wear the exposed stitches all the way off (probably roughly half way through the outsole) before it will be in any danger.
post #10574 of 19573
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Wait, it isn't obvious by that huge post he made? confused.gif
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

I wrote so much I forgot what my initial response/question was blush.gif
Good to know. My shoes are going back to the manufacturer no matter the cost.
Thanks

some of those fabulous shoes have failed gemming?
post #10575 of 19573
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Not if they are the flush ones. My wooden floors are unscathed.
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Originally Posted by wishiwasricher View Post

Great collection- for the unwise- can you possibly give details for each of the shoes?  (Particulalry the first and the last! I'm in the market for some chestnut/tan shoes and i like the look of these!)

 



The first is from the Scribe line by Bally - extremely solidly built shoes.
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