Sooo...let me get this straight...you'd let a bumbling hack who can't even do a simple resoling take a grinder and 40 grit carborundum sandpaper to the bottom of your $1000.00 shoes?
Edited by DWFII - 6/24/14 at 8:32pm
You and your assumptions. Who said anything about $1000 shoes?
A further assumption also made on bumbling hack. Putting on a topy aint no rocket science, but a good resoler is hard to find.
You may not realise this, so let me give you some advice. Your views are limited by bounded rationality, and the more you allege dogmatism, the more it reflects on you. The classic Man with a Hammer Syndrome. Go read it up.
am really sorry but i can't agree on that!! For me galoshes (swims) are the ugliest thing you can put on ,especially if you are formal dressed! Just think of the picture getting in a lobby and and some people waiting for you to discuss business and you say " oh wait a minute i have to take of my swims" apart of the ridiculous sight, where you are going to put the wet -muddy galoshes after? in plastic bag ,in your business leather bag? At my opinion this is more ridiculous than even wearing them!!
i believe that is better to have 1-2 bad weather pairs than wear galoshes!!the only thing i can accept is if you are somewhere and start rain heavily to put galoshes to go home just not to brake something in the way home!!
Btw the thing about knowing how to walk is at list low level comment! when marble is wet(i dont mean have a little water on from previous people walked by, i mean having a lot of water from rain) combined with the flat surface of a leather soled pair is producing a phenomenon in physics called aquaplaning (same at formula1 cars when starting rain and have slick Tyre's on) and this is making walk impossible!!
Everyone has his "taboo" ,i dont like galoshes ,you dont like topy but we have not to be dogmatic and listen to others!! as ancient Greeks said "ακουσον με, παταξον δε" with Latin alphabet is "akouson me, patakson de" in free translation means " first listen to what i have to say,think ,and then judge"!
I dont like topy either(dont have it on my pairs) but at list be honest and admit that if topy is applied correctly there would be no way to see it unless that someone is at stairs in front of you !!
This is just my thoughts and always happy to discuss everything!!
I totally agree. However, I hate it when water seeps through the sole and my feet get very uncomfortable. And I am worried the constant wetting and drying of the shoes will lead to even faster gemming failure
Fair point, although the anti-topy argument probably comes from the same place as the hand-welting argument: no paper, no paste, etc etc. You're right that getting very wet shoes is a bad thing, and perhaps the other solutions like split and Norwegian welts might not be the style for dress shoes, warm climates, etc. I just think there's a tendency to exaggerate to absolutes in this discussion: people who buy expensive shoes also tend to have a lot of shoes, and arguments about longevity and construction are more about the principle and the art than the practicality, I think.
For my part, I don't see much wrong with an artificial sole for wet weather shoes - I have a couple of Dainite-soled shoes, and one pair of "commando"-soled boots. The halfway house of a rubber piece glued onto leather soles, I don't like personally. But what I would add is that I don't find much practical difference between double leather soles and split welts, and the artifiicial-soled equivalents, in the real world. They both need a wipe down after walking in the rain, neither let me feet get wet, and as I don't wear the same shoes day after day anyway, they get plenty of time drying on their trees.