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post #6316 of 10200
because it is difficult to hold a pair in one hand...?
post #6317 of 10200

Is there an aftermarket/non OEM sole alternative to Alden's waterlock? My understanding is that Alden won't resole with a different sole than what was on from the factory. I have a pair of Alden crepe soled suede chukkas and I'd love to have a waterlock sole installed after the crepe wears out.

post #6318 of 10200
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Originally Posted by VegTan View Post

because it is difficult to hold a pair in one hand...?

I mean the leather, i.e. why bother fix it..., or this is suppose to be that way...
source: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jBX5iqG4_Ms/UVWDT4QlCqI/AAAAAAAACuA/qy1xOHpYVIE/s1600/NCM_1944.JPG
post #6319 of 10200
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

I mean the leather, i.e. why bother fix it..., or this is suppose to be that way...
source: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-jBX5iqG4_Ms/UVWDT4QlCqI/AAAAAAAACuA/qy1xOHpYVIE/s1600/NCM_1944.JPG


You mean a construction?

It is called Opanka named after Opanak (Serbian moccasin).
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=580121262002346&set=a.130968203584323.23099.130965883584555&type=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opanak

I guess the rolled-up outsole would be an arch support.
post #6320 of 10200
Nick V has said that it us a waste of money to apply protectors to badly worn soles. Apparently they do not last.

I have experimented with applying a 2mm smiling sheet over a soft sole, then a Vibram protector over that. I makes the sole firm again. Too soon to tell about longevity. I have not tried it on shoes with holes.

The results do not look like new, but good enough for tinkering on casual weekend shoes.

Wearing the shoes with the hole, I gather, will lead to rapid damage to the insoles.
post #6321 of 10200
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Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

I was reading this 

http://ethandesu.com/post/31322354796/it-is-no-secret-that-i-have-a-fondness-for

 

and got a bit inspired cause I think it was really poetic and true so I had to do some shoeshining :)

Not quite a shiggyshine but Im getting there.

 

AppleMark

 

 

AppleMark

 

One down, one to go...

 

nice shine!!! good worknod[1].gif

post #6322 of 10200
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Originally Posted by VegTan View Post


You mean a construction?

It is called Opanka named after Opanak (Serbian moccasin).
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=580121262002346&set=a.130968203584323.23099.130965883584555&type=1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opanak

I guess the rolled-up outsole would be an arch support.

great link!!!

 

btw the rolled-up is from the outer part of the shoe!! i think its just cosmetic  cause the arch is at the inside part!

post #6323 of 10200
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Quote:
Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

I was reading this 
http://ethandesu.com/post/31322354796/it-is-no-secret-that-i-have-a-fondness-for

and got a bit inspired cause I think it was really poetic and true so I had to do some shoeshining smile.gif
Not quite a shiggyshine but Im getting there. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

AppleMark





AppleMark


One down, one to go...


nice shine!!! good worknod[1].gif

Yes, nice shine
post #6324 of 10200
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Originally Posted by benhour View Post

btw the rolled-up is from the outer part of the shoe!! i think its just cosmetic  cause the arch is at the inside part!

you're right, thank you

http://mishoecare.exblog.jp/20294450
post #6325 of 10200
Quote:
Originally Posted by niklasnordin View Post

I was reading this 

http://ethandesu.com/post/31322354796/it-is-no-secret-that-i-have-a-fondness-for

 

and got a bit inspired cause I think it was really poetic and true so I had to do some shoeshining :)

Not quite a shiggyshine but Im getting there.

 

AppleMark

 

 

AppleMark

 

One down, one to go...

 

 

Thanks so much for sharing the link and the great photos of your investment in time.

 

Reading the full text of what you encountered is also a pleasure:

 

 

 

It is no secret that I have a fondness for polishing shoes, despite the derision it elicits from some. Some find it to be an affectation to spend time polishing a pair of shoes, some find the mirror shine too obvious.

 

But the reason I like a well polished, well worn shoe has a little more method than the madness that is peacockery. To me, there is something both luxurious and frugal about a shoe that has been well worn, but lovingly cared for.

 

Luxurious in that it takes time, the greatest of all luxuries, and while it doesn’t require the most expensive shoe money can buy, the higher quality the shoe, the better the shine. It is a polished looked to accompany beautifully tailored clothing.

 

But it is also frugal because, it is at heart a way of extending the life of a pair of shoes. Not for the grossly wealthy or newly made, it is empowering to the average man, because it takes a certain integrity of character to be able to have your shoes improving with age. It takes effort, and isn’t easily bought. Anyone with sufficient funds can go and buy beautiful shoes, but having them look better with each wear, with each year, is something that requires more consideration.

 

So I polish my shoes, and find them getting better with each wear. As part of a wardrobe of tailored clothing in traditional weights of cloth, it is something I expect to grow with me, getting it’s own special patina with time.

post #6326 of 10200
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Originally Posted by David Copeland View Post

 

Thanks so much for sharing the link and the great photos of your investment in time.

 

Reading the full text of what you encountered is also a pleasure:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

It is no secret that I have a fondness for polishing shoes, despite the derision it elicits from some. Some find it to be an affectation to spend time polishing a pair of shoes, some find the mirror shine too obvious.

 

But the reason I like a well polished, well worn shoe has a little more method than the madness that is peacockery. To me, there is something both luxurious and frugal about a shoe that has been well worn, but lovingly cared for.

 

Luxurious in that it takes time, the greatest of all luxuries, and while it doesn’t require the most expensive shoe money can buy, the higher quality the shoe, the better the shine. It is a polished looked to accompany beautifully tailored clothing.

 

But it is also frugal because, it is at heart a way of extending the life of a pair of shoes. Not for the grossly wealthy or newly made, it is empowering to the average man, because it takes a certain integrity of character to be able to have your shoes improving with age. It takes effort, and isn’t easily bought. Anyone with sufficient funds can go and buy beautiful shoes, but having them look better with each wear, with each year, is something that requires more consideration.

 

So I polish my shoes, and find them getting better with each wear. As part of a wardrobe of tailored clothing in traditional weights of cloth, it is something I expect to grow with me, getting it’s own special patina with time.

 

 

glad you liked it :)

post #6327 of 10200
Thread Starter 
Alright guys, need some opinions. I have a very well worn pair of JL shoes that I have had for about 4 years. They appear to need a full sole replacement. I was thinking to either use B Nelson, or perhaps Perry Ercolino. I know Perry will be at least twice what B Nelson is, but is it worth it? Perry does bespoke resoling, so I figure his skill may be more advanced than B Nelson, but not sure if it's needed in my case.

I would like the same style of sole on them (a thin rubber sole, for comfort).

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I guess these shoes prove that I don't simply wear shoes once or twice and then sell them... biggrin.gif
post #6328 of 10200
Why not a lobb resole/recraft? Cost?
post #6329 of 10200
Thread Starter 
I think a Lobb recraft runs close to $500, and probably 1-2 months turnaround. I am keeping that as a last resort option.
post #6330 of 10200

i would go with b.Nelson!! in kirby's blog says it was 168 with the shipping and used J&R soles!

in photos his job looks really good!! i think Patrick can say more as he have an in persone experience with him!

 

in my country sole leather has about 20euro/kg(this is about for 2-3pairs) so i dont think it worth pay 300$+ for resoling  the only benefit resoling at JL is that they ll use the original lasts!! nothing more at my opinion

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