I believe he means he'll pass on scuffing the soles before walking outside.
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to me it wasn't clear that hendrix scuffs them himself, anyway.
rule of thumb: inspect the shoes and see what they need. done. it's no rocket science. there's no "one" answer, imo.
Edited by fritzl - 8/14/12 at 12:09am