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post #17866 of 19808
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Originally Posted by LynahFaithful View Post

I have a feeling that some may have missed the point with regard to Marcell's video. In addition to being a master shoemaker, he is also a dedicated teacher of shoemaking. He teaches the cemented shoe technique first in his series of courses because, I think, he believes that mastery of this technique is required in order for a person to become a shoemaker. He also teaches courses on designing and making fully handwelted shoes and he has made and posted many videos showing his handwelting technique. He normally does not use the cemented technique for his bespoke customers (including the shoes he made for me) unless the customer specifies that technique. He uses the cemented shoe technique as a teaching tool for beginning shoemakers. He is dedicated to preserving and teaching his craft and this video is just one of those teaching tools.

I doubt the point was missed by that many people as it is clearly stated in the movie description.....
post #17867 of 19808
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Not answering that one...long standing policy--don't speak ill of other shoemakers.

That said, I do and will talk about technique. What was it Winston Churchill said when he was confronted by a hideous old self-righteous crone? "I may, indeed, be drunk madam, but in the morning I shall be sober while you'll still be ugly." They can be made with the greatest of care...as I said a master shoemaker...but in the end they're still cement construction.

You do realize that even cliches are bored by you.
post #17868 of 19808
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Back to the Future today.

Late 1930s Crosby Square Spade soled captoes.

 

wow ... cool ... beautiful ... a form to scream!

post #17869 of 19808
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Originally Posted by Gianni Cerutti View Post
 

 

wow ... cool ... beautiful ... a form to scream!

 

Couldn't have put it better, everything about them works.

post #17870 of 19808
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Originally Posted by rossoz View Post
 

Oreo,

 

I have a question for the cobbler.

 

I am a male, 5'4" and weigh about 138 lbs.  I destroy shoes quickly because I supinate and they always roll to the outside and soon look worn out.  This especially true of my golf shoes and loafers.  For golf I wear FJ Dry Joys, which are fairly sturdy shoes, but they do not last long due to the problem I described.  Since I wear a 7M and tend to have a high foot (?), I do not have room for an orthotic with any thickness.  Somehow I would like to build up the outside edge either inside or outside very slightly to help alleviate my problem.

 

I would appreciate any ideas you can share with me.

 

Thank you in advance.........

I think you may want to look back into insoles. I have customers with insoles that were specially made for them to relieve walking 'disorders', and with it you might want to find shoes that will accommodate them. Realistically there is no way to build up the outside edge of a shoe, but i would discuss with your local cobbler some options, maybe even stick on soles which are easily replaceable when worn down and considerably cheaper than most other repair work. 

post #17871 of 19808
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Originally Posted by OREO View Post
 

I think you may want to look back into insoles. I have customers with insoles that were specially made for them to relieve walking 'disorders', and with it you might want to find shoes that will accommodate them. Realistically there is no way to build up the outside edge of a shoe, but i would discuss with your local cobbler some options, maybe even stick on soles which are easily replaceable when worn down and considerably cheaper than most other repair work. 

Oreo,

 

I found a foot and ankle clinic close to home and will visit next week to check out insoles or ???

 

Thanks for the input.

post #17872 of 19808

The clinic is probably the best place to get the best answer/solution for your condition, i hope they are able to help you.

oreo

post #17873 of 19808
Back to the Future - Day 2

Late 30s /early 40s Bostonians mild spades. With all the wet weather in Sydney did not want to go out in anything flimsy.

post #17874 of 19808
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Back to the Future - Day 2

Late 30s /early 40s Bostonians mild spades. With all the wet weather in Sydney did not want to go out in anything flimsy.

That's a pair of really sturdy shoes!  Very nice.

 

BTW, I note that they show quite some wrinkles on the forepart - are they too loose there?  But there a bug inverted V where you tie the laces.  Are the insteps of the shoes too low?   

post #17875 of 19808
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post

That's a pair of really sturdy shoes!  Very nice.

BTW, I note that they show quite some wrinkles on the forepart - are they too loose there?  But there a bug inverted V where you tie the laces.  Are the insteps of the shoes too low?   

1930s/early 40s shoes are notoriously narrow in the lacing area. The wrinkling is just a product of age and the previous user.

They had very little wear despite being 70+- years old. Probably sitting in some closet somewhere. Nice waisted mild spade sole. On went the Topy good for another few years.

American vintage quality.

This is what America has lost.
post #17876 of 19808
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

1930s/early 40s shoes are notoriously narrow in the lacing area. The wrinkling is just a product of age and the previous user.

They had very little wear despite being 70+- years old. Probably sitting in some closet somewhere. Nice waisted mild spade sole. On went the Topy good for another few years.

American vintage quality.

This is what America has lost.

I'm sure I won't look that good at 70, my friend!
post #17877 of 19808
1950's Edwin Clapp Saddle Oxfords, 10D.

The ST is one of the most gorgeous skins of all time. Such a shame they were hunted so heavily in the 1980's. I don't see even the Japanese (who will use Sealskin in a heartbeat) breaking CITES and using them. Of course, in the 1950's, ST was 100% legal and still abundant.



post #17878 of 19808

Good lord they're amazing!

post #17879 of 19808
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

1950's Edwin Clapp Saddle Oxfords, 10D.



Look at the perfect bookmatching of the hide on the two shoes. Edwin Clapp was something else.
post #17880 of 19808
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Originally Posted by meister View Post


Look at the perfect bookmatching of the hide on the two shoes. Edwin Clapp was something else.

excellent eye, my friend. I, too was impressed with the symmetry... especially considering that ST is a VERY asymetrical skin to begin with. Mych more difficult than gator or croc.
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