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post #14986 of 19079
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

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You may not be a doctor but you may have just diagnosed a mysterious intermittent rash I have had for over 20 years it appears on my lower leg just above the sock line but below the top of the western style work boots I always wore on the job and guess what that job was . Pipewelder

No diagnosis (that would be against the law) but from your description, very likely a chrome allergy--few if any commercially made cowboy boots and few enough bespoke boots use veg tan for the lining.
post #14987 of 19079
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post

And I have a question for anyone who's worn unlined shoes made of chrome-tanned leather for a few years - did that have adverse effects on your skin?
I have worn my pair last summer and didn't see any ill effects, but I'm wondering if the chemicals will start seeping out with time (I realized that only on SF might that be a valid concern haha)

Make up your own mind...
post #14988 of 19079
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Make up your own mind...

Suffice to say, "It is not the physical poisoning that should be wary, but rather the poisoning of the soul and conscience of those whom call themselves human beings"

 

Down with chrome leather! LONG LIVE VEGETABLE TAN HIDES!!!!! (Lol hippie moment)

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post #14990 of 19079
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Originally Posted by Josh Savage View Post

Can these be repaired?

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=121640388318

These?

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No. Clearly there have been repairs attempted at the back of the heel, but with all that mold, I'd say those are trash.
post #14991 of 19079
My mind is blown that you would ever consider purchasing these.
post #14992 of 19079
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Originally Posted by Josh Savage View Post

Can these be repaired?
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=121640388318

No, but they can be burned.
post #14993 of 19079

One way or another, perhaps not the best shoes to buy. 

post #14994 of 19079
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Originally Posted by BigPoppa View Post



Okay, at this point I have been told:

1) Obenauf's LP

2) Waxy polish

3) You're screwed unless you get them refurbished

4) You're screwed even if you get them refurbished


If I try polish & LP, should I do the LP first then give it time to fade before trying the polish?

Or should I use the polish first since the LP may keep the leather from fully soaking up polish?

Or should I pick either polish or LP and only try one?

Just leave them as is.  You've earned some street cred.  They look like beat-up boots. 

post #14995 of 19079

Is this a huge problem? It's a pair of new shoes that I received from an affiliate. For some reason, both of the insoles have a hole in them. Was this a rushed job? What can possibly cause a hole in both insoles in around the same area. If this is an easy fix, I rather not bother the affiliate. Attached pictures show both left and right shoes. 

 

 

 

 

post #14996 of 19079
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post

Is this a huge problem? It's a pair of new shoes that I received from an affiliate. For some reason, both of the insoles have a hole in them. Was this a rushed job? What can possibly cause a hole in both insoles in around the same area. If this is an easy fix, I rather not bother the affiliate. Attached pictures show both left and right shoes. 

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There is no fix. And I've never seen that before and have no idea how or what would cause it.

That said, it's probably not a problem unless it's causing you some discomfort.
post #14997 of 19079
Did they use 3" wood screw to tack insole to last?????

Two solutions, 1) get a new pair since this is a visible defect, or 2) get full length sick liner to glue over and call it a day, aka C&J, Vass, Saint Crispin style.

p.s., won't be a problem to the shoes but definitely a QA issue.
post #14998 of 19079
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Originally Posted by JezeC View Post
 

Is this a huge problem? It's a pair of new shoes that I received from an affiliate. For some reason, both of the insoles have a hole in them. Was this a rushed job? What can possibly cause a hole in both insoles in around the same area. If this is an easy fix, I rather not bother the affiliate. Attached pictures show both left and right shoes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post


There is no fix. And I've never seen that before and have no idea how or what would cause it.

That said, it's probably not a problem unless it's causing you some discomfort.

 

 

Common concept being "At the end of the day, who else would look into your shoes but you", and thus the defect was cared about a lot less. 

post #14999 of 19079
Is it the actual insole, or some glued on liner? My guess is the piece of leather used to cut that insole already had those holes on them, or like Chogall said, it could be due to the last. Is there a Mermin thread? I'd be curious if others have that as well on that last in that size. Curious more than anything.
post #15000 of 19079
A wild guess would be that the insole was tacked or stapled to the bottom of the last and the tack was inadvertently left in while the shoe went to completion.

Then the tack has to be pulled from the inside of the shoe and that required some "rough stuff" and "digging" to remove.

An alternative would be that the tack in question was way too long and when it penetrated the insole and turned on the metal plate, it clinched over like a fish hook, anchoring itself deeply ion the insole. And thus, when it was removed...not necessarily after the shoe was finished...it tore some leather with it, just like a fish hook would if it were in your shoulder, for instance.

I dunno..clearly not "best practices" but not catastrophic either.
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