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post #46 of 69
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Originally Posted by JamesX View Post
Heel plates are easier, but they make ALOT of noise. I don't use them. There are alternatives to metal, like taflon/hard plastic studs and such they can put into heels to extend its life. I find they makes the heel uncomfortable. I just resort to re-heeling as oppose to those solutions.

you just have to break them in. my oldest are about 15 years. still going strong. i love the noise, ymmv

i tried rubber, but i'm missing something. will replace, when they wear out.
post #47 of 69
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Originally Posted by distinctive View Post
No my cobbler f-ed up. Believe it or not, those are sunken into the sole which must have been a bitch. Regardless, they should have gone on the tip. $30 seems more than fair
not to put salt into your wounds, but what do you mean by they are sunken? it looks like he grounded down the forepart area. the good thing. they are fixed with screws, so you can use them on a round toe.
post #48 of 69
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
They make heel taps or heel cleats for this purpose. I do this on most of my Alden shoes (albeit not flush mounted) and I don't find them any more slippery or dangerous than any other leather soled shoe. Costs $2 at my local cobblers.

Today, on my Alden Shell Cordovan Chukkas


pure dilettantism. this is a toe tap.
post #49 of 69
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
not to put salt into your wounds, but what do you mean by they are sunken?

it looks like he grounded down the forepart area.

the good thing. they are fixed with screws, so you can use them on a round toe.

I think he actually cut out half moons for the taps, fritzl.
post #50 of 69
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Originally Posted by NOBD View Post
I think he actually cut out half moons for the taps, fritzl.

so he is turkish and not hillbilly.

btw, the funny part is. he has the really good material. first class.
post #51 of 69
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so he is turkish and not hillbilly.

btw, the funny part is. he has the really good material. first class.

Hehe. Yes, and good skills too.
post #52 of 69
Good Lord...
This thread has been gut busting hilarious to me!
post #53 of 69
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Originally Posted by Xiaogou View Post
I'll post some pics tonight for you.
These are my JLP Phillip IIs that Nick at B. Nelson did:
post #54 of 69
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
pure dilettantism. this is a toe tap.

No, I just have rather large feet.
post #55 of 69
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
so he is turkish and not hillbilly. btw, the funny part is. he has the really good material. first class.
Yes, he literally mitered them out and sunk them into the sole. He is actually very talented, just a little...um...simple. I provided the materials, first class or no class my man. Nick- I am willing to send these to you for repair, and in exchange, I will let you post them to your site as what not to do. No charge to you.
post #56 of 69
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No, I just have rather large feet.

is this an inside joke?
post #57 of 69
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Originally Posted by distinctive View Post
Yes, he literally mitered them out and sunk them into the sole. He is actually very talented, just a little...um...simple. I provided the materials, first class or no class my man. Nick- I am willing to send these to you for repair, and in exchange, I will let you post them to your site as what not to do. No charge to you.
copied that. but then these plates had the wrong shape in the first place. as i said. these are unworn and you can use them on another pair of shoes.
post #58 of 69
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post
copied that. but then these plates had the wrong shape in the first place. as i said. these are unworn and you can use them on another pair of shoes.

I know, I left him with a variety of sizes
post #59 of 69
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post
They make heel taps or heel cleats for this purpose. I do this on most of my Alden shoes (albeit not flush mounted) and I don't find them any more slippery or dangerous than any other leather soled shoe. Costs $2 at my local cobblers.

Today, on my Alden Shell Cordovan Chukkas


I don't get this, the rubber insert is there for traction and to be replaced when worn, I'd add a plate on a full leather heel not on that one.
post #60 of 69

hi Xiaogou

i really like the metal toe plates that b.nelson did for you. unfortunately i am in london and cant find any cobbler who uses those particular plates which i think are a type of lulus. the lulus that cleverleys use only have three nails in them whilst yours have five screws which are much better - much more robust. i am dying to source them so i can give them to cleverleys to use on my many pairs which have the more fragile 3 nail lulus...

please can you help ? i would order them from teh us if i knew exactly what they are called and if i knew a website to order them from ??

thanks for your help 

charles 

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