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Originally Posted by Henry Carter View Post

Scoring works well for leather soles

 

 

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Originally Posted by milw50717 View Post


You could score the leather sole with a knife or key.

Alternatively, look at getting some Topys (a thin rubber sole) applied. Cheap and easy to apply and replace once worn through.

 

Are there any leather soles that you wouldn't topy or score? Eg C&J handgrade.

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Originally Posted by davidle24 View Post

Are there any leather soles that you wouldn't topy or score? Eg C&J handgrade.

The scoring tip I picked up from the the military way back when, but I don't personally like to do it preferring the Topy's for their increased grip and lower cost of replacement compared to a new sole.

I'd be happy to Topy any of my shoes and boots, but I don't really have anything fancy by way of leather on the soles.
post #4413 of 4782
trying to make my first comfort craftsman purchase, however ......

can someone please clarify the pricing differences i'm noticing:


RM Williams website:

$450 AUD (roughly $325 US)

Bootsonline:

Australian: AUD $$423.50
Export: AUD $ 385.00
USD $275.24

Has bootsonline simply not raised prices ?
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Originally Posted by davidle24 View Post



Are there any leather soles that you wouldn't topy or score? Eg C&J handgrade.

I would not topy any beautiful nailed/screwed soles, like these Buday's. I would keep those like that, bc I have other Dainite and Commando soled shoes I wear in bad weather. but when it came time to resole...I'd likely go with Dainite

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Originally Posted by drbones View Post
 

I'm looking for some shoe trees in Australia and it seems like a lot of them are just rebranded versions of a generic product. According to RM Williams my 10.5G craftsman boots are a 45.5 euro sizing. Should I be buying a 46/47 tree like this http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pair-of-Cedar-Wood-Shoe-Tree-Shaper-EU-46-47-AU-12-13-New-NB-Not-a-Stretcher-/201445922758?hash=item2ee71cd7c6:g:p-IAAOSwhcJWGEqe

 

or go for something similar but in a 44/45? I don't want to stretch the boots out of their current width.


When I worked for RM (almost 20 years ago now...wow!) we were told shoe trees shouldn't be used with the boots. Don't remember if we were given a reason why but I've never used them and I still have a pair from back then that are in great condition.

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How are you supposed to delete a post on here? This is stupid.

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Originally Posted by proteinnerd View Post
 


When I worked for RM (almost 20 years ago now...wow!) we were told shoe trees shouldn't be used with the boots. Don't remember if we were given a reason why but I've never used them and I still have a pair from back then that are in great condition.

 

Oh really? I have two pairs, Comfort and Dynamic Flex. I have shoe trees in them both. I do know someone with pairs that are 10 and 15 years old, never had shoe trees in them and they look great.

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Originally Posted by makewayhomer View Post


I would not topy any beautiful nailed/screwed soles, like these Buday's. I would keep those like that, bc I have other Dainite and Commando soled shoes I wear in bad weather. but when it came time to resole...I'd likely go with Dainite

 

 

So you would topy these? I guess there is the argument that if you are spending that much, then you can afford to buy a new pair or resole them??

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Originally Posted by davidle24 View Post

So you would topy these? I guess there is the argument that if you are spending that much, then you can afford to buy a new pair or resole them??

It's not really a matter of how expensive the shoes are. I have shoes more expensive than those vs a Dainite sole BC that works for those boots. My most formal cap toe Oxfords I've least untopied. . and those were relatively cheap
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Has anyone had contact with Nungar lately? I ordered a pair of craftsman at the end of January, got the preliminary confirmation and haven't heard anything since. I tried emailing Steve and the admin address with no response.
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Edited by edwardh123 - 2/25/16 at 4:34pm
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Dears,

I would love to buy a pair pf Comfort Craftsmen.

However, I'm still wondering about the color: Rum or Chestnut.

The boots should be for all/ every day use.

Because I have to order them directly I won't have the opportunity of a live view for comparing both colours. 

Does anyone own boots in both colours or can forward an image of both colours side by side?

I'd be glad for suggestions.

Thanks a lot.

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Hey guys, I've had a pair of comfort craftsman for about 3 weeks now and while they fit perfectly, I've developed a pain in the left foot where the boot creases just before the toe box (pictured) and sort of digs into my foot.

Has anyone dealt with this before?
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Shoe trees?

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They look too big for your foot, that is absolutely excessive creasing.
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