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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II - Page 712post #10667 of 206723/23/12 at 10:04amI believed shoes are meant to be worn (First attempt on Mirror Shine)
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Both Crokett & Jones, boots worn for 2 years and shoes for 3 months
I knew the above aren't on the level of porn, I hope this will
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Corthay Wingtip, beautiful colour (this is done with shitty phones)post #10668 of 206723/23/12 at 12:55pmI think they were pretty shot when I got them - probably resoled several times.
They would originally have had a double leather sole and that has probably been replaced twice. The menders took off an old commando rubber one which had worn right down to the heel so that's probably 5 - 10 years of wear on top. However, the upper is in great condition - no cracks or other damage. The leather is probably Martin leather, a high quality zug grain. All told, I'm ok with them and they fit nicely (232 last, old version of the C&J Veldt). I'll probably get 5 + years at least out of the new commando sole. If they last the distance I may take them to an expert for repair. However, it's good that shoes like this are still going strong.post #10669 of 206723/23/12 at 1:43pmpost #10670 of 206723/23/12 at 2:18pmpost #10671 of 206723/23/12 at 2:20pmQuote:Originally Posted by rabiesinfrance
I think they were pretty shot when I got them - probably resoled several times.
They would originally have had a double leather sole and that has probably been replaced twice. The menders took off an old commando rubber one which had worn right down to the heel so that's probably 5 - 10 years of wear on top. However, the upper is in great condition - no cracks or other damage. The leather is probably Martin leather, a high quality zug grain. All told, I'm ok with them and they fit nicely (232 last, old version of the C&J Veldt). I'll probably get 5 + years at least out of the new commando sole. If they last the distance I may take them to an expert for repair. However, it's good that shoes like this are still going strong.
Is it Veldt? That was a very popular vintage country shoe style... and still looks great!post #10672 of 206723/23/12 at 6:12pmpost #10673 of 206723/23/12 at 7:03pmpost #10674 of 206723/23/12 at 7:41pmpost #10675 of 206723/23/12 at 8:20pmpost #10676 of 206723/23/12 at 8:47pmpost #10677 of 206723/23/12 at 9:22pmpost #10678 of 206723/23/12 at 9:29pmpost #10679 of 206723/24/12 at 1:34ampost #10680 of 206723/24/12 at 2:16amQuote:
Cheers. Yes, the Veldt. They have a date inside - either 1972 or 1974, not sure.
The mass-produced walking boot and the decline of the leather industry killed off those types of shoes.
I think the British army now make their ammunition boot in a smooth leather.
Sanders army officer's shoes are poor quality compared to the ones 20 - 30 years ago.
The best bet for a classic shoe in this style is Cheaney. See Herring website.
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