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What do you guys think of Suede foam insoles? Advantage is it's softer but it's taking more room and not sure how it will fair in hotter months. Thinking of getting one put on on one of my shoes to try out. 

 

in addition, does it make the shoes feel that it's worth more?

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One thing I've never asked about when I have a pair of shoes resoled is what brand of leather sole they use.

I recently took in a pair Johnston Murphy black loafers to be resoled. The leather on one of the shoes lost its stitching and was flapping as I walked. So I took my shoes in to a local shoe repair place. After a few weeks I get the call that they are ready to go.

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Not only large, but also embossed into the leather so that normal wear won't wear it down.

Is this normal nowadays? Anytime I've had shoes resoled in the past have been some anonymous leather.

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Rendenbach does the same and it's usually completely worn away after a few times of use.


Edited by Schweino - 2/19/16 at 9:53am
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"Super Prime Gigantic" :rotflmao:

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That's what I thought too! I'm a size 12 D .... so it's not quite the Sasquatch sized footware the stamp would indicate.
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Rendenbach does the same and it's usually completely worn away after a few times of use.


I hope so. Your sole logo is more along the lines of what I expected.


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How do you keep the tension in laces of an 8 eyelet pair of boots?  I can keep the bottom of the set tight and the top pair but have problems making the middle bits tight. Surely it's not necessary to re-lace the whole boot, every time you put them on, making them tighter, as you go? Any suggestions would be welcome. Best wishes to all, Munky.

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How do you keep the tension in laces of an 8 eyelet pair of boots?  I can keep the bottom of the set tight and the top pair but have problems making the middle bits tight. Surely it's not necessary to re-lace the whole boot, every time you put them on, making them tighter, as you go? Any suggestions would be welcome. Best wishes to all, Munky.

A knot or cross your laces at middle. And if you want secure more, double knot at the top.
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Any advice on which products to use with EG's Delapre leather?
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How do you keep the tension in laces of an 8 eyelet pair of boots?  I can keep the bottom of the set tight and the top pair but have problems making the middle bits tight. Surely it's not necessary to re-lace the whole boot, every time you put them on, making them tighter, as you go? Any suggestions would be welcome. Best wishes to all, Munky.

I use Ladder Lacing on my Danner Recon.

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/ladderlacing.htm

And yes I do unlace and relace about half the boot every time. Wouldn't be able to get in and out otherwise. Also with the ladder I can actually make Iindividual holes tighter than others and it stays that way even when walking. I unlace 4 of 5 for shoes too.
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Anybody know how to take this cake stain off these Clarks Suede Desert Boots?
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I use Ladder Lacing on my Danner Recon.

http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/ladderlacing.htm

And yes I do unlace and relace about half the boot every time. Wouldn't be able to get in and out otherwise. Also with the ladder I can actually make Iindividual holes tighter than others and it stays that way even when walking. I unlace 4 of 5 for shoes too.

Never used ladder - looks like a good way to keep them tight. I generally put a lot of slack in my laces so the top 3-4 eyelets are loose (edit: when removing them).  May unlace the top 2 depending on the boot. Then when I put them on I tighten up laces starting in the middle and working my way up. This is why I generally prefer speed hooks for the top 3 on taller boots. 


Edited by Dario65 - 2/21/16 at 8:42am
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Thanks for all your help on the tying of boot laces. 

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Disastrous first outing with my brand new AS Charltons last night. 90% certain it's red wine. I made a couple of applications of Renomat when I got home, allowed them to dry overnight, and then used Renovateur this morning. This hasn't achieved a great deal (other than removing the maker's finish from the apron). The stain feels different to touch than the rest of the shoe: there is resistance to moving my finger across it.

 

Any advice on the best approach?

 


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Disastrous first outing with my brand new AS Charltons last night. 90% certain it's red wine. I made a couple of applications of Renomat when I got home, allowed them to dry overnight, and then used Renovateur this morning. This hasn't achieved a great deal (other than removing the maker's finish from the apron). The stain feels different to touch than the rest of the shoe: there is resistance to moving my finger across it.

 

Any advice on the best approach?

 

 

Ouch!  That looks like a tricky one to resolve.

 

If they were mine, I would be prepared to strip off all the finish using acetone then re dye to dark brown. 

 

Lets see if anyone has any ideas to remove the stain first though.

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