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post #10171 of 10697
Cross post from Carmina:

I did my research and read about the "Carmina squeak", but didn't find a solution. I have a few pairs, but only one right shoe makes a terrible squeak/creak when I walk. It is embarrassing. The issue is in the footbed and does not occur when I bend the shoes in my hand. With the shoes on, it starts immediately as my heel lifts from the ground. It also make the noise if I just rub my toes in the sole. It almost sounds like a damn duck quack. I'd appreciate any help I can get. Forgive me if I didn't use the correct terms when trying to describe where the sound is coming from.
post #10172 of 10697
I had this issue with G&G's I owned. Resoling didn't solve the issue.
post #10173 of 10697
Yeah, I was just talking to Stitch and he told me about that. Sh*t.
post #10174 of 10697
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Originally Posted by gsgleason View Post


What size insert did you get and for what size leeds?

Leed 13 E the AE Ortho insert was a Large(12-13)

post #10175 of 10697
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Cross post from Carmina:

I did my research and read about the "Carmina squeak", but didn't find a solution. I have a few pairs, but only one right shoe makes a terrible squeak/creak when I walk. It is embarrassing. The issue is in the footbed and does not occur when I bend the shoes in my hand. With the shoes on, it starts immediately as my heel lifts from the ground. It also make the noise if I just rub my toes in the sole. It almost sounds like a damn duck quack. I'd appreciate any help I can get. Forgive me if I didn't use the correct terms when trying to describe where the sound is coming from.


I bought a pair of grensons last year which had the same problem. My guess was that the squeak came from the insole rubbing on the cork filler in the toe region, but I didnt bother to have them fixed and returned the pair.

 

if yours is beyond returnable condition you might try wearing them around the house (perhaps entertain your kid if you have children!) and wait for the footbed to settle and hope it goes away.

post #10176 of 10697
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Cross post from Carmina:

I did my research and read about the "Carmina squeak", but didn't find a solution. I have a few pairs, but only one right shoe makes a terrible squeak/creak when I walk. It is embarrassing. The issue is in the footbed and does not occur when I bend the shoes in my hand. With the shoes on, it starts immediately as my heel lifts from the ground. It also make the noise if I just rub my toes in the sole. It almost sounds like a damn duck quack. I'd appreciate any help I can get. Forgive me if I didn't use the correct terms when trying to describe where the sound is coming from.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I had this issue with G&G's I owned. Resoling didn't solve the issue.

I had the same problem with a pair of G&Gs and read what happed to @patrickBOOTHso I had them resoled and then sold them. I know some pairs give a slight discreet noise , but I find that loud creak unacceptable. I would try to contact Carmina?
post #10177 of 10697
Creaking is generally from leather rubbing against leather but it could be leather rubbing against cork esp. if hot melt cork filler is used.

But you have so many places that leather can rub against itself if cements are applied so parsimoniously that they cannot form a sold bond.

Often in factory work especially, the heel block is supplied as a unit with each layer "bonded" the the previous one with pastes, which can breakdown when exposed to a lot of moisture. And to add to that problem, often times the heel block itself is simply nailed to the heel seat with little or no paste or cement. That right there is a surefire recipe for creaks.

Sometimes a paucity of paste in between the heel stiffener and the lining or the stiffener and the counter can be a source of creaking. And in most of these cases, re-soling never touches the problem.

The upshot is that creaks can come from near 'bout anywhere in the shoe but it is no accident that some makers never have problems with creaking and others seem to get a reputation for it.

If it's any consolation, there was a time when creaking shoes were considered high status simply because it indicated new shoes.
post #10178 of 10697
Thank you for all of the responses. I really appreciate it. I did notice that the creaking faded as the day went on so hopefully the problem will solve itself in time.
post #10179 of 10697
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Does anyone know a competent cobbler in Denver? I have a pair of carmina loafers that came with a broken string (string loafers) it's more of a decorative piece anyways, so I asked Betty if she could send me a replacement string and she agreed she would. I just need the string affixed to the shoe where the old one was and the old one removed. I would prefer someone in Denver, but new York is also an option.

Thank you.
Dardano's on Colorado. They have been in business since 1938, doing shoe repair. It's a family owned and operated business.
Disclaimer: I work there as a shoe shine. The review is based on work I have had done there, as well as what I see go out the door, not on my position as an employee.
post #10180 of 10697
^ too late man, already sent them to a carmina recommended cobbler in new York. Will dardanos do a full sole/heel replacement on a pair of Aldens?
post #10181 of 10697
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

^ too late man, already sent them to a carmina recommended cobbler in new York. Will dardanos do a full sole/heel replacement on a pair of Aldens?
They will, indeed. Not sure on the price, but should be around 70.00. As an aside, they do a shine (at the repair facility) on shoes that they repair... Ask them to send the shoes back to me to do for you, instead. You'll get a better result.
post #10182 of 10697
70.00 is far better then that I expected to pay smile.gif check your PM as well.
post #10183 of 10697

Where do you guys buy your shoe care stuff? I need to buy a deer bone and some saphir products but my local cobbler carries neither of these. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

post #10184 of 10697
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Originally Posted by LIMBERLION View Post

Where do you guys buy your shoe care stuff? I need to buy a deer bone and some saphir products but my local cobbler carries neither of these. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kirby, KW, Leffot, or EP.
post #10185 of 10697

Just back from a few days in Singapore, with just one pair of shoes. I did a  lot of walking, a lot of sitting and it was both hot and wet. I took a pair of shoe trees with me and they have survived very well! A few scuffs but nothing that I imagine won't come out with a good brushing or, perhaps, a bit of a clean. I will give them a 'rest' first. 

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