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It depends on the environment the shoes are going be used. If they'll be used in a rain-heavy region for walking outside, add a topy; if they'll be used primarily inside, tap them.
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Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

It depends on the environment the shoes are going be used. If they'll be used in a rain-heavy region for walking outside, add a topy; if they'll be used primarily inside, tap them.

Thank you, its a combination because I sometimes walk on the wet pavement (not under a shower, for that day, I would use a rubber sole shoes), but normally I don't walk a lot.

Could you suggest some e-shops that I can buy the taps? 

Thank you.

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Please post pictures after they are dry!

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^ Nice! I showed your posts to a friend over the weekend who was shocked that I was wearing suede boots in the snow.
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Very very nice job sir!

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Originally Posted by azumi View Post

Good day to everybody. Should I use topy or tap on the leather sole of my shoes?
I searched this forum and I find the controversy about this issue. Someone said that the leather sole needs to breathe, but someone said the topy is helpful to prolong the sole and does no harm to the leather because of the lack of breathability.
I want to hear some suggestion from you.



not sure this is a viable option for you, but I just thought it looked cool smile.gif (since we`re talking about sole reinforcement)
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not sure this is a viable option for you, but I just thought it looked cool smile.gif (since we`re talking about sole reinforcement)

 

I'm not a fan of topys myself, but that is a fine looking job I have to admit!

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not sure this is a viable option for you, but I just thought it looked cool smile.gif (since we`re talking about sole reinforcement)

Looks cool, it's a Vibram's product, isn't it?

However, there is an opinion what saying that the shoes (with original soles) should be worn for several times or more before adding the topy ( it helps to strengthen adhesive). That's what I heard.

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Looks cool, it's a Vibram's product, isn't it?
However, there is an opinion what saying that the shoes (with original soles) should be worn for several times or more before adding the topy ( it helps to strengthen adhesive). That's what I heard.

That could be Vibram, but could be another brand too. The Topy and Vibram ones I have have their logo on them. You don;t need to wear the shoes a few times before getting the sole cover put on, as the shoe repair shop will sand it down for you to make the sole cover stick to the sole. Either way is fine I think.
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Originally Posted by SHS View Post

I have wondered about the same thing. Ideally you would be able to renew the topying on your shoes when it wore out, and thus delay the need for a resole. I have not yet tried it, but perhaps you should ask in the shoe care thread. By the way, I found some info on Loake's repair service:

http://www.loake.co.uk/repairs/

Will leather soles with renewable topys last longer than rubber soles? How many times would you be able to get soles re-topyed? I imagine it would greatly reduce the need for resoling?
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Here are some pictures of the boots I mentioned, with the cracks beginning to show. I have them basting in some leather lotion right now. Would appreciate the collective wisdom for how best and most efficiently to hydrate them.


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Here is the patina I really like and would love to keep:
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I could be wrong but the boots look like the uppers have already has cracks.
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