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What are your thoughts on installing plastic toe taps on high end shoes like G&G and st. Crispins. Obviously I would rather have metal toe taps but they are not available where I live. Another option of course is not installing any toe taps at all and wearing down the soles. I could then resole them at either b.nelson or saint Crispins. The latter would cost $300+ and the former would be considerably cheaper but the quality much lower.

I think I'd rather have plastic toe taps on a saint crispin boots for 3+ years instead of 2 years of saint Crispins and 1 ++++++++ years of b Nelson
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I understand why the rake is always banging about them

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Pretty expensive both worth it, also it is not as narrow as I thought.
post #14658 of 19126
greekgeek: go with Bick4. It's designed for exotics, I've been happy with this gunk so far. Teemu Leppänen, the cordwainer/lastmaker at Cleverley, uses wax on crocodile pairs. What's good for him must be good enough for us.
post #14659 of 19126
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Originally Posted by add911_11 View Post

I understand why the rake is always banging about them

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Pretty expensive both worth it, also it is not as narrow as I thought.

Cant really tell from the pics, are those AC Churchill?
post #14660 of 19126
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Cant really tell from the pics, are those AC Churchill?

Yes they are.
post #14661 of 19126
How does one walk on those soles?
post #14662 of 19126
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Yes they are.

Fantastic last....

Still the king of lazyman shoes.....
post #14663 of 19126
What do you guys think about the Dorchester (Girling).

Does it play second fiddle to the Churchill?

Slightly cheaper and you get to choose the leather (think hatchgrain)

post #14664 of 19126
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Fantastic last....
Still the king of lazyman shoes.....

their last is very elegant, it was a good purchase, leather appears to be very high quality as well!
post #14665 of 19126
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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

What do you guys think about the Dorchester (Girling).
Does it play second fiddle to the Churchill?
Slightly cheaper and you get to choose the leather (think hatchgrain)

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Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy View Post

What do you guys think about the Dorchester (Girling).
Does it play second fiddle to the Churchill?
Slightly cheaper and you get to choose the leather (think hatchgrain)

Seems like GG intentionally made the style different (to a long vamp design) from AC Churchill

But Dorcester mto in hatchgrain may look quite fantastic
post #14667 of 19126
Yes, though it's only moderately different.

So, all skins being equal, the AC is a much superior pair?

Any idea how pig skin shoes wear over time? They have a pig skin option and I'm deliberating between having the pig or the cow (hatch).
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Yes, though it's only moderately different.
So, all skins being equal, the AC is a much superior pair?
Any idea how pig skin shoes wear over time? They have a pig skin option and I'm deliberating between having the pig or the cow (hatch).

I would expect G&G quality to be on par with EG made AC line. Not certain but they probably use the same grade Zonta leather....
post #14669 of 19126
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

What are your thoughts on installing plastic toe taps on high end shoes like G&G and st. Crispins. Obviously I would rather have metal toe taps but they are not available where I live. Another option of course is not installing any toe taps at all and wearing down the soles. I could then resole them at either b.nelson or saint Crispins. The latter would cost $300+ and the former would be considerably cheaper but the quality much lower.
I think I'd rather have plastic toe taps on a saint crispin boots for 3+ years instead of 2 years of saint Crispins and 1 ++++++++ years of b Nelson

How about brass pins? Like the ones from AS Handgrade line......They dont look as hard for a cobbler to do?
post #14670 of 19126
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I never use wax polish on alligator shoes. Have you ever used wax polish on your exotic skin shoes?

Really on just one pair, Tan Kiwi on dark brown shoes and I used it very sparingly, looks great.

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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

greekgeek: go with Bick4. It's designed for exotics, I've been happy with this gunk so far. Teemu Leppänen, the cordwainer/lastmaker at Cleverley, uses wax on crocodile pairs. What's good for him must be good enough for us.

Never heard of it, will check it out thanks.
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