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Many thanks, gentlemen. They are 1960's Nettletons.

You sellin? I'm buyin.
post #13742 of 20672
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Today's shoe. 1950's Wingtip Oxfords.

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The stitching on these is remarkable.  Where did you find them?  And who restored them?  Did they need a re-sole, and in which case, who did it?

 

(Sorry for all the questions, but I'm impressed!)

post #13743 of 20672
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Originally Posted by MalfordOfLondon View Post

It's probably pretty practical but I don't think I've ever seen a nice crepe soled shoe (My sweeping statement for the week).
Case in point

Ahem, the Corthay "Bob" chukka w/ crepe sole

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post #13744 of 20672
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Ahem, the Corthay "Bob" chukka w/ crepe sole Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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post #13745 of 20672
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Burton, I've tried Commando soles on snow and ice. Snow packs into the the soles and they become slippery, they are no help on ice. The only reliable sole options I've found are Ridgeway and Crepe, both hold well because the material is softer. Then there are Swims galoshes, they also work if one can accept the rubbery look.

This is absolutely correct. A flexible crepe is the best in slippery conditions.
post #13746 of 20672
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Ahem, the Corthay "Bob" chukka w/ crepe sole
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Very nice!
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The stitching on these is remarkable.  Where did you find them?  And who restored them?  Did they need a re-sole, and in which case, who did it?

(Sorry for all the questions, but I'm impressed!)

Great, Issh - mimo wants your laces!
post #13747 of 20672
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Very nice!
Great, Issh - mimo wants your laces!

Don't like crepe soles though :p

 

I tend to stay with leather, and walk carefully, bar one C&J Dainite as mentioned...

 

I've never quite found the place for orange laces - along with yellow and green.  But I have all of those colours, and it's only a matter of time!

post #13748 of 20672
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This is absolutely correct. A flexible crepe is the best in slippery conditions.

I'd rather slip and fall than wear crepe soles.
post #13749 of 20672
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


I'd rather slip and fall than wear crepe soles.

 

Yes indeed! Hire litter-bearers if necessary!

post #13750 of 20672
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Yes indeed! Hire litter-bearers if necessary!

But what soles would be on the litter-bearers' soles? Sneakers? How uncouth!
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The stitching on these is remarkable.  Where did you find them?  And who restored them?  Did they need a re-sole, and in which case, who did it?

(Sorry for all the questions, but I'm impressed!)

Thanks for the compliment, friend. The material used for soles in the 1950's seems to be denser than what I see today, because I often find the soles to be quite good (as in here). The restoration was done myself, using a variety of conditioners and cream polishes. The welt stitch was a challenge, as it was polished over, but eventually it came back to the original cream color.

Thanks Again!
post #13752 of 20672
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But what soles would be on the litter-bearers' soles? Sneakers? How uncouth!

 

Maybe bare feet?  Flip flops?  As long as one couldn't see them...;)

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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post


Thanks for the compliment, friend. The material used for soles in the 1950's seems to be denser than what I see today, because I often find the soles to be quite good (as in here). The restoration was done myself, using a variety of conditioners and cream polishes. The welt stitch was a challenge, as it was polished over, but eventually it came back to the original cream color.
Thanks Again!

 

I had a look at your eBay listings.  Where do you find all this stuff?!  (Incidentally, I'm about a US 10 E, with a weakness for spectators...)

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Chukka in suede, could be worn when it's snowing or would I use some procetion?

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Chukka in suede, could be worn when it's snowing or would I use some procetion?

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