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Is this in need of a resoling? Any signs of imminent failure?

It looks like the original heel to me and the heel is the first to need replacing.

Push with your thumb into the centre of the sole: if it feels hard, the sole is fine. If it feels soft and spongy, the sole will need replacing soon.
post #7757 of 13080
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It looks like the original heel to me and the heel is the first to need replacing.

Push with your thumb into the centre of the sole: if it feels hard, the sole is fine. If it feels soft and spongy, the sole will need replacing soon.

BS is right - soft and spongy means you're near the cork filling....

 

I see the picture is also exposing the stitches where its been channeled (around the edges).  Many people seem to get overly

concerned when they see this. Perfectly fine.

post #7758 of 13080
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Is this in need of a resoling? Any signs of imminent failure?

 

Do you think getting it Topied will suffice?

Think youre fine. They seem a bit dry - if I were you I`d put a neutral leather lotion on the soles - will make them last that extra stretch

post #7759 of 13080
That pair has been worn plenty but evenly. It's odd to see that even the fiddle back shows signs if contact
post #7760 of 13080
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Originally Posted by Silence View Post

 

Is this in need of a resoling? Any signs of imminent failure?

 

Do you think getting it Topied will suffice?

 

With this amount of wear, is it advisable to get it topied at this stage?

 

Thinking of extending the 'sole life' as much as possible before a resole. I'm just afraid that applying topy will weaken the actual leather sole further.

post #7761 of 13080
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That pair has been worn plenty but evenly. It's odd to see that even the fiddle back shows signs if contact

 

   yes sir, there's something not quite right about that.

post #7762 of 13080

I'd think the contact on the fiddle back could just be from uneven ground.  If you're walking on a sidewalk and a piece is raised the fiddle will hit.  Then again I weigh a fair amount so maybe I'm weird.

post #7763 of 13080
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That pair has been worn plenty but evenly. It's odd to see that even the fiddle back shows signs if contact

i do a lot of outdoor walking on crappy downtown pavement, and concrete steps in the garage. i get wear on the fiddle, too.
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Gaziano & Girling Hayes


post #7765 of 13080

Very nice. New?

post #7766 of 13080
fantastical!
post #7767 of 13080
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Originally Posted by Hampton View Post

Very nice. New?

I received these a couple of weeks ago, just getting around to posting them.

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fantastical!


Thank you.
post #7768 of 13080
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I received these a couple of weeks ago, just getting around to posting them.
Thank you.

I have these also, my first and only pair of GG's. I really like them
post #7769 of 13080
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

That pair has been worn plenty but evenly. It's odd to see that even the fiddle back shows signs if contact

This is wrong on so many levels. Uneven or rough ground, seat/chair and posture, or different daily activities would all cause wear at the waist of shoes...

But then it's another story for shoe collectors/exhibitionists.
post #7770 of 13080
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I have these also, my first and only pair of GG's. I really like them


Great choice.

Great minds think alike. LOL
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