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post #9586 of 19109
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

how do you protect/care for the soles?

I'm not sure I understand your question. I was just stating a rough ballpark guess as to how much prior wear the shoes may have had. I generally don't do anything to protect/care for the soles... if I should be doing something, I'm definitely all ears...
post #9587 of 19109
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Originally Posted by bullswin View Post

I'm not sure I understand your question. I was just stating a rough ballpark guess as to how much prior wear the shoes may have had. I generally don't do anything to protect/care for the soles... if I should be doing something, I'm definitely all ears...

well, there's no consensus on this. one method is to use a special oil for that. this treatment is recommended e.g. twice a year. northhampton novice is the real expert on these kind of things.
post #9588 of 19109
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Originally Posted by bullswin View Post

From my very limited wearing experience, the Robert last (which is officially the same as the Simpson, according to the armoury thread) is best for a medium instep. and the Forest last is best for a very low instep. I have a somewhat low instep and both lasts are comfortable for me, but I can totally see someone with anything more than a medium instep experiencing gyasih's issues.

I have sort of a high instep but then I did only size up .5 with my shoes on the Simpson and Alcudia lasts. With the Simpson there is a V shape at the laces, but not too bad. The Alcudias fit me better, which confuses me further because I do not consider my feet narrow.
post #9589 of 19109
Nore, I don't appreciate you talking about my instep, Bro biggrin.gif. I don't consider my instep high. The Simpson last is the only shoe that I EVER had that problem with. So, I don't know what to think. I sized them up .5 from all my C&J's, both 348 and 341 lasts.

Oh, I grabbed something today, I love NY
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post #9590 of 19109
The boot rulz! 348 last? Is that brown?

I sized up a half from C&J 348 and 341 to Carmina Simpson and Rain as well. So far seems to be working for me.
post #9591 of 19109
Yes and Yes. They had a 10.5 in black left too and a brown in another size.
post #9592 of 19109
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

well, there's no consensus on this. one method is to use a special oil for that. this treatment is recommended e.g. twice a year. northhampton novice is the real expert on these kind of things.

No expert, but no longer a novice either!

Fritzl is right, there is no genuine consensus on this.

But several products do exist to 'care for' your leather soles. I would only suggest you consider this range of products if 1) You are really hard on your leather soles, and/or 2) You regularly walk in the rain or 3) You own shoes which have leather soles which are known to have a propensity to wear down relatively quickly (e.g. I include C&J Benchgrade in this category and some Lobbs).

Leather sole oil is the most common, it should not be used on new or newish soles and should not be used on cemented soles. It claims to make your soles last longer, in my limited experience it did work. I've heard similar results can be achieved by working v.small amounts of neutral wax into the soles - I've never tried this but just remember to buff properly and not to do this on new/newish soles!
post #9593 of 19109
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Originally Posted by bullswin View Post

Shoes #2 for today...
A new pair of Carmina captoes (Robert last) from The Armoury...
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good looking cap toe, enjoy wearing
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post #9595 of 19109
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Originally Posted by Northampton Novice View Post

I would only suggest you consider this...

i agree with everything, but imo, you should consider it not "only" but "anyway". actually, it makes no sense use it on new rtw soles due they are laquered/sealed or whatever nonsense they do to make a showcase of them. to absorb the product(s) the soles must be slightly scuffed, which is given after two or three day wears on mixed surfaces. e.g. the kitons have the ideal condition to do it hence i mentioned it.

if you cannot get your hand on the sole oil, the wax method is sufficient. in my experience, it enhances the life span immensly. btw NN, i use gutra and it's fantastic.
post #9596 of 19109
Yes on new soles, not only is the sole oil completely unnecessary, it will in fact not impart any benefit to the soles. I am a fan of Gutra but here in the UK I can also recommend Chelsea Leather Food as it's easier to obtain.

Once you have bought a bottle of leather oil - it last's for Years, I've had mine since 2007.
post #9597 of 19109
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

Oh, I grabbed something today, I love NY

Is 2012 Gyasih the 2011 NAMOR? lol8[1].gif You have been on a kop streak bro.

Whats the deets on those?
post #9598 of 19109
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Is 2012 Gyasih the 2011 NAMOR? lol8[1].gif You have been on a kop streak bro.
Whats the deets on those?

I don't know about that. I have just begun to get a real shoe wardrobe. I am working to get about 14 pairs of good, versatile shoes. My wife on the other hand, has 25 pairs of just CL's (not an indication of quality, but definitely in the price range of what I am kopping).

Nothing special, C&J Northcote.
post #9599 of 19109
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

I don't know about that. I have just begun to get a real shoe wardrobe. I am working to get about 14 pairs of good, versatile shoes. My wife on the other hand, has 25 pairs of just CL's (not an indication of quality, but definitely in the price range of what I am kopping).
Nothing special, C&J Northcote.

You have showed your wife my eBay link, correct? biggrin.gif
post #9600 of 19109
^^ She don't need anymore shoes! I did look though, Bro.
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