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What are people's views on Chelsea boots?  I have the chance to buy some, reduced price,  Oliver Sweeney boots.  Do these sound like good things to buy?

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Don't know the brand, but I like the boots if they are on the correct last. And black.
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Not sure what that means, but the lining looks exactly the same as when it was new.

I'm talking about the upper lining. No way they replaced that or the toe box. It would be more cost effective for them to give you a new shoe than do all of that!
I'm asking about the sock liner. Is it full (heel to toe), 3/4 (ends under the arch) or a heel seat?
Do you remember what it was originally?
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pB,

Didn't you say that they had replaced the lining? (I'm pretty sure you know the difference between a sock liner and a lining.)
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I'm talking about the upper lining. No way they replaced that or the toe box. It would be more cost effective for them to give you a new shoe than do all of that!
I'm asking about the sock liner. Is it full (heel to toe), 3/4 (ends under the arch) or a heel seat?
Do you remember what it was originally?

They did replace the entire upper lining. The sock is a full sole sock, not just the heel.
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They did replace the entire upper lining. The sock is a full sole sock, not just the heel.

Then I stand corrected. Did you ask them to do that or is that part of their normal service? That's like making a new shoe. I can't see how it's practical. Did they originally come with a full sock liner?
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Yep, originally with a full sock liner. There was some cracking on the lining in the vamp area and I asked if it could be patched, or anything done about it at all. They replaced the sole (maybe the insole as well, I am not sure) and the full linings. The holes to hold the lining in place came back with the new stitching in the old holes. I was blown away. I think DW might be correct that the toe puff might have been longer as when I first got them there was some creasing past the toe cap and now that doesn't seem to be happening upon inspection of them this morning.
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Yep, originally with a full sock liner. There was some cracking on the lining in the vamp area and I asked if it could be patched, or anything done about it at all. They replaced the sole (maybe the insole as well, I am not sure) and the full linings. The holes to hold the lining in place came back with the new stitching in the old holes. I was blown away. I think DW might be correct that the toe puff might have been longer as when I first got them there was some creasing past the toe cap and now that doesn't seem to be happening upon inspection of them this morning.

Yup....I would have to agree with him. I could be a number of things. Really hard to put your finger on just one.
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Hi all

 

@Nick V., @DWFII and others with experiences like this:

 

I figured the dry weather isn't good for shoes! Took these shoes out (wear them in spring/summer/fall) and the front looks "dry." See pics for comparison. Is it wrinkling due to dry air and can I revitalize with say Bick 4? Not sure why it's happening just to the front. 

 

For shoes stored for the seasons, especially during winter, suggestions for care: occasional conditioning (if so, how often)?

 

Thanks

 


Edited by TweedyProf - 2/20/15 at 12:44pm
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I've a pair of C&J shoes that had been resoled once (not at the factory). Just took them in for a second resole and was told the welt was very dry. The new sole has been attached, just, but you can clearly see the welt is damaged//disintegrating. As C&J won't take these back for a recraft now (where they would replace the welt) I can only assume they are good for the bin once these soles are worn? Can anyone see a solution?
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I figured the dry weather isn't good for shoes! Took these shoes out (wear them in spring/summer/fall) and the front looks "dry." See pics for comparison. Is it wrinkling due to dry air and can I revitalize with say Bick 4? Not sure why it's happening just to the front. 

For shoes stored for the seasons, especially during winter, suggestions for care: occasional conditioning (if so, how often)?

Several thoughts...

No one can tell anything from a photo. But dryness...esp. with leathers that have a top coat...is almost never able to be determined by how it looks. If the toe cap is dry, it was dry when the shoes came from the factory. If the wrinkling was there, most likely it was there when the shoes were new...and perhaps went unnoticed. The wrinkling appears to be in the finish rather than the leather.

Bick4 is my conditioner of choice. I don't believe it can harm your shoe. I am not able to envision a scenario where it could be applied too often (maybe just a failure of my imagination). I use it, along with a highly polished beef bone, to chase wrinkles when blocking and lasting...maybe that suggests a possible course of action?
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Thanks DWF. I suspect you might be right as usual! Can you explain the use of a beef bone in this context? I might just be a bit more consistent with Bick 4, especially during winter.
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I've a pair of C&J shoes that had been resoled once (not at the factory). Just took them in for a second resole and was told the welt was very dry. The new sole has been attached, just, but you can clearly see the welt is damaged//disintegrating. As C&J won't take these back for a recraft now (where they would replace the welt) I can only assume they are good for the bin once these soles are worn? Can anyone see a solution?

A photo would be nice to see anything resembling a solution.

If they were hand welted, re-welting would probably be a snap. If they are GY and the maker won't recraft them...roll the dice. Nine times out of ten when the welt is damaged after only one resoling, the damage was done by the shoe repair that resoled them--not picking the old stitches, not bothering to re-calibrate the stitcher so that it stitches in the old holes, grinding the welt too close to the new/old stitches.

On the other hand, if the welt is truly dry and disintegrating after only one resole, what does that tell you about the quality of the leather being used by the maker?
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