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you guys ever lived in South East Asia tongue.gif? Try leather sole only, you will have to resole about every 2 month unless you only drive, which means you're better off buy a new pair every year nod[1].gif
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

you guys ever lived in South East Asia tongue.gif? Try leather sole only, you will have to resole about every 2 month unless you only drive, which means you're better off buy a new pair every year nod[1].gif

I'm not sure that's either the issue or the answer.

What do you do about fine suits? Or hair styling, or crisp crackers?

You wear a raincoat, right? A hat? And hold an umbrella over the HorD'eurves.

Ever hear of Swims or Tingley's ?
post #9753 of 19061
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Agreed.

Topy's ruin shoes. They are disgraceful.

Really? Please explain using facts not opinion.
I've always said it's a matter of preference and objectives.
post #9754 of 19061
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Originally Posted by Nick V. View Post

Really? Please explain using facts not opinion.
I've always said it's a matter of preference and objectives.

Sure, as far as it goes that's a good point and valid. But what's not being said is that when something is a matter of "preference and objectives" it's all about opinion. It's all subjective.

You can't hold someone else's feet to the fire of "facts" while at the same time predicating your own remarks on opinion.
post #9755 of 19061
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

Sure, as far as it goes that's a good point and valid. But what's not being said is that when something is a matter of "preference and objectives" it's all about opinion. It's all subjective.

You can't hold someone else's feet to the fire of "facts" while at the same time predicating your own remarks on opinion.

All due respect.....the statement was made that Topy's (sole guards) ruin shoes. I just asked HIM to support that with fact. Fair enough?
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I'm not sure that's either the issue or the answer.

What do you do about fine suits? Or hair styling, or crisp crackers?

You wear a raincoat, right? A hat? And hold an umbrella over the HorD'eurves.

Ever hear of Swims or Tingley's ?

I see, just like putting on a carbra over your Ferrari to avoid stone chips?  Interesting line of reasoning.

post #9757 of 19061

My sports car is coated in plastic to avoid this sort of thing...

 

Trust me...it costs way more the $27...and is not comparable to putting a topy on a shoe. The cost of it would be more equal to a re-sole.

post #9758 of 19061
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

My sports car is coated in plastic to avoid this sort of thing...

 

Trust me...it costs way more the $27...and is not comparable to putting a topy on a shoe. The cost of it would be more equal to a re-sole.

Would you like an applause?

post #9759 of 19061

All I can say is that I hand painted my Ferrari. I ran out of paint at the offside rear wheel arch, so that is a bit darker than the rest of the car. Overall, though, I'm very pleased with the result!  I get lots of comments about it. :laugh:

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According to the topy "issue" , which we have discussed it in the past, i think it's just a personal preference  with  a little twist of subjectivity!!

i really dont know if the sidewalks in US are made 99% by concrete (where indeed the leather soles grip really  well) but in the rest of the world ,especially where i live, aren't!!

 

i dont have any problem seeing topy at all , and to be subjective its barely visible only when someone is at stair es!! i am quite lucky cause here its most of the time sunny or cloudy at winter so i dont have to worry if i brake an arm or leg on marble (most of the building entrances-lobbies here has marble or granite)! And yes leather soles are slippery as hell on marble so i think its quite stupid if you live in a place with 90%rain and wear bare leather soles! i just have 2 bad weather shoes and i am OK!

 

DWFII i really have to disagree on that!! galoshes to me are the ugliest thing you can put on and totally ruins a look!!for me its better to have a bad weather pair than wear this!!!but that's my point of view!! :)

 

BTW the prices you all Gents mentioned before are true??? 500$ for a resole or 45$ for topy? their are outrageous expensive! here is about 60-100 Euros for a resole(depending on the style) and 20euros to "topy" !!

post #9761 of 19061
Here in HK a simple resole by a cobbler costs around US$55, but they don't do a very nice job as they simply stitch over the welt without reusing the existing holes and their spi is not as tight as the original manufacturers so can look ugly on close examination. I only Topy a couple of shoes for wear in the rain.
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Would you like an applause?


Thanks, that would be fantastic!

post #9763 of 19061
I think the Topy comments all represent legitimate positions. I think one reasonable solution to the problem of foul weather protection is a pair of "beaters" (Topyed or not). To each their own. I have a few Topyed pairs but I will not continue the practice with future pairs.

I have a question about fitting a new pair of shoes. I've read a few times, once even from our very own DFW, about setting a crease in a new pair of shoes.

The most common practice I have heard of is placing two pencils I'm assuming diagonally across the metatarsophalangeal articulations, or joints between the metatarsal bones of the foot and proximal bones of the toes. And flexing the foot over these tools to set a predictable and potentially limited crease.

Does anyone have any experience with this or further instructions on executing the practice?

As always thank you for all input, guidance, and even occasional conjecture. wink.gif
post #9764 of 19061
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I'm not sure that's either the issue or the answer.

What do you do about fine suits? Or hair styling, or crisp crackers?

You wear a raincoat, right? A hat? And hold an umbrella over the HorD'eurves.

Ever hear of Swims or Tingley's ?


I dont think in Asian countries it is only about rain and or snow. The roads in many places are non existent filled with debris, rocks, pebbles, nails metal shards you name it you will find it. Walking on such roads on your JR/Baker soles might be considered slick and sexy but in all possibility ruin it. Walking the streets in some big ciities I was left with a nice coating of black layer let alone deep cuts and abrasions.

If you have not been there there is no point in arguing against.
post #9765 of 19061
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

My sports car is coated in plastic to avoid this sort of thing...

Trust me...it costs way more the $27...and is not comparable to putting a topy on a shoe. The cost of it would be more equal to a re-sole.

Many cars today come from the factory with an invisible coat of plastic or in some cases you can have a 3M special rolls stuck to the front hood to prevent rock stone chips.
Whats the big deal?
Edited by sstomcat - 6/24/14 at 6:48am
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