Originally Posted by chogall
For shoes pegged only at waists, is it customary to just do a half sole?
Customary? "Customary" is, almost by definition, individualized.
It is, however, probably good practice to only do a half sole.
But for instance, in the case of western boots...which are pegged through the waist...most 'hands" will insist on a full sole simply because a half sole can dangerous in the stirrup.