^^Gdot - I hear youi I call it old timers.
^^ I doubt he has ruined the shoes. I have a feeling the "curve" is the poor trimming of the "repalcement" sole. Take the shoes and send them Nick at B. Nelson. It looks like he did a partial repair of the sole --cheap method done for people who don't know better. Nick can examine the shoes and put a good sole on them.
Nick is a foum member. Below is a link to his web site.
http://www.bnelsonshoes.com/Edited by Burton - 12/22/11 at 10:20pm