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post #9736 of 10715

Agreed.

 

Topy's ruin shoes. They are disgraceful.

post #9737 of 10715
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

Agreed.

 

Topy's ruin shoes. They are disgraceful.

 

 

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Never heard of it, but resin isn't very strong I can't imagine it lasting nearly as long as he says. On top of that id imagine it would be slippery. Just for good measure: topies are for douchebags.

 

yes. the soles on the fifth streets have survived one rained out trip to seattle (pretty well), and I'm wondering if the cobbler's suggestion of a acrylic resin layer is something anyone has experience with.

 

Wanted to add: With the right fit, balmoral boots are amazingly supportive and comfortable. These are my first of the kind, hence my (silly?) urge for extra TLC

post #9738 of 10715
I live in NYC and despite Seattle's reputation for rain, NYC actually gets more. I have no problem walking in the rain in leather soles. Actually, it is less slippery than rubber. All about the coefficient of friction, man.
post #9739 of 10715
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Agreed.

Topy's ruin shoes. They are disgraceful.


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post #9740 of 10715

I can think of little else that is quite as disgraceful as a pair of Topy's.

 

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post #9741 of 10715
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

While brushing my suede shoe off yesterday, I realized the suede has a split in them. What can I do to prevent further damage?

I will also contact PS; I wore them once, but didn't see the cut until I went to brush them.



Can't tell for sure from the photo but I doubt that's a cut or a split. I suspect it's more likely where a vein ran--a "vein shadow."

And while perhaps not indicative of best practices during cutting, this is one of the things a maker often encounters when dealing with "splits" (non full grain suedes). It can even show up on full grain suedes, on occasion. It's almost characteristic of suede--you never see such issues with full grain leathers.

Better to cut to avoid such "vein shadows," of course, but unless the "shadow" goes all the way through the leather, it is probably not going to be a real problem.
post #9742 of 10715
How much is a resole nowadays? Sole Topy $22.

Sincerely,

- Resident Douchebag

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post #9743 of 10715
I will, with great pride, wear my wet leather soles into freshly buffed marble lobbies. Feel free to join me on the ground as I judge you rubber soled and topied peons.
post #9744 of 10715
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post


This is awesome.

I never understood putting a piece of rubber over a hand crafted oak bark leather sole. I always thought of it as putting a set of those goofy teeth on kate upton. Why make something beautiful, ugly.

 

you look at Kate Uptons face? 

post #9745 of 10715
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Originally Posted by MGoCrimson View Post

I will, with great pride, wear my wet leather soles into freshly buffed marble lobbies. Feel free to join me on the ground as I judge you rubber soled and topied peons.

soooo true!!!

post #9746 of 10715
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

How much is a resole nowadays? Sole Topy $22.

Sincerely,

- Resident Douchebag

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I see your douchebag, and I raise you another douchebag: "I wear $2,000 shoes, I can afford a resole."

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post #9747 of 10715
It bears repeating--almost every argument that you can make...with the exception of the purported traction issues (and I've been on many polished marble floors with wet leather soles...and 2" heels)... for topy is an equally valid argument for full rubber soles and corrected grain leathers & plastic shoes.

And, for most everybody here...but esp. for those who have intimate, long term knowledge of shoe making...every argument you can make for a nice aniline calf...leather...upper is an equally valid argument for leather bottoms (outsoles).

None of the above applies to nip-cheeses or others concerned more with cost than value.
post #9748 of 10715
I think people get a little too shoe conscientious in general. Shoes begin degrading the day they are made. Enjoy them while you have them.
post #9749 of 10715
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Originally Posted by jungleroller View Post

How much is a resole nowadays? Sole Topy $22.

Sincerely,

- Resident Douchebag

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Topys have climbed to $45 Down Under which is ridiculous and henceforth I will go for the USD500 resoles.
post #9750 of 10715

$500 is worth it compared to the horrible shame of having a topy on a quality shoe.

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