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I've used both, but not how the instructions for leather cleaning would go. I would lather up, then rinse off completely with water before let the leather dry off. 

 

Somehow I've never experience stickiness on leather with soap. Perhaps the way I did it (?)...

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^^

Why do you say that?

I mean, I think the jet black rubber is too high contrast, and I'm concerned that, unless he added a new, higher heel tap at the same time, the balance will be thrown off. But are you referring to a tiny bit of glue on the sole and the slightly imperfect join at the edges?

I'd rather have a little too much glue on the sole than have the topy come off because the glue doesn't extend far enough back. The edge work could be considered sloppy, I suppose, but it doesn't look like a disaster from those pictures.

Maybe all that indicates is that I'm more willing to settle than you are.

Someone told me on Reddit it was a "less than ideal" job
post #12648 of 19067

For Christ's sake, people, get a rubber sole on instead of topy!

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Haven't used Murphy's in a while, and last time I did I was swearing under my breath at a guy who'd gotten fake blood on some nice suburban family's dining table. So I don't really it being soapy/detergent-y, but I guess I'm mistaken.

 

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Someone told me on Reddit it was a "less than ideal" job

 

Did you get a reason?

 

I mean, if I paid over the going rate in my area for that work, I'd be unhappy, and probably wouldn't return to the cobbler. If I paid under the going rate, I'd accept it.

post #12650 of 19067
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so apparently my cobbler did a shit job adding my half sole. thoughts?

http://imgur.com/a/ygcGY

No "Emperor's New Clothes"s far as I'm concerned.

1) It looks too thick to be called topy. An additional layer of leather on the heel block would definitely be required to balance the shoe.

2) Click on the second photo with the magnifying glass cursor--the splice is not solid. You can see a gap under the edge of the rubber, right in the middle of the splice.

3) Click the last photo. gaps and discontinuities all along the edge of the interface between the rubber and the leather.

As unreliable as cement is inherently, it's even worse when the bond is spotty and incomplete.

This isn't going to last long.
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Maybe all that indicates is that I'm more willing to settle than you are.

Vote with your dollars...
post #12651 of 19067
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post

Did you get a reason?

I mean, if I paid over the going rate in my area for that work, I'd be unhappy, and probably wouldn't return to the cobbler. If I paid under the going rate, I'd accept it.

"Off-balance"
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

No "Emperor's New Clothes"s far as I'm concerned.

1) It looks too thick to be called topy. An additional layer of leather on the heel block would definitely be required to balance the shoe.

2) Click on the second photo with the magnifying glass cursor--the splice is not solid. You can see a gap under the edge of the rubber, right in the middle of the splice.

3) Click the last photo. gaps and discontinuities all along the edge of the interface between the rubber and the leather.

This isn't going to last long.
Vote with your dollars...

Goddamn it. I should have known when I asked for a half sole and he didn't even ask what I wanted. I had to say " can I pick what I want". Apparently these guys have been doing it for
years. Dk why it'd be an amateur job.

All I wanted was the Vibram half sole. I had no idea the heel would need additional rubber.
post #12653 of 19067
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

I've used both, but not how the instructions for leather cleaning would go. I would lather up, then rinse off completely with water before let the leather dry off. 

Somehow I've never experience stickiness on leather with soap. Perhaps the way I did it (?)...

Has got nothing to do with stickiness, it causes the leather to reject the tannage reverting it to rawhide.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

just use a small amount of solvent and then repolish.

Would a deer bone work with the welts or should I stick with solvents?

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Has got nothing to do with stickiness, it causes the leather to reject the tannage reverting it to rawhide.

I see... Alkaline's work, is that the case?

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Would a deer bone work with the welts or should I stick with solvents?

Wipe down with a damp, clean cloth first, then you may rub the bone on the welt with moderate pressure. Watch out not to let the rough surface scratching the hell out of the leather.

post #12657 of 19067
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Would a deer bone work with the welts or should I stick with solvents?

Dunno, try it.
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Originally Posted by traverscao View Post

I see... Alkaline's work, is that the case?

NO YOU DON'T WANT LEATHER TO BECOME ALKALINE!
post #12658 of 19067
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Would a deer bone work with the welts or should I stick with solvents?

Dude, I don't think Patrick was replying to your post when he was suggesting solvents. You do not want to put any solvents on shell. Just wipe down with a damp cloth and brush. You can try a deer bone too, but in my experience the horsehair brush is your best tool for shell.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


NO YOU DON'T WANT LEATHER TO BECOME ALKALINE!

HOLY SHIT PAT I MEAN "IS IT THE WORK OF ALKALINE?", NOT USING ALKALINE ON LEATHER! 

 

My oh my...

post #12660 of 19067
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Dude, I don't think Patrick was replying to your post when he was suggesting solvents. You do not want to put any solvents on shell. Just wipe down with a damp cloth and brush. You can try a deer bone too, but in my experience the horsehair brush is your best tool for shell.

I was planning to try Reno Mat

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