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Ugh, don't even get me started on topy's... ffffuuuu.gif
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A good discreet solution to your concerns. Topy soles.

Can you even remove that heat glued-on sole?
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Can you even remove that heat glued-on sole?

Topys are put on with solvent based (MEK) neoprene contact cement.

Or something very like it...who knows what the factories use?
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Can you even remove that heat glued-on sole?

despite the method of glueing. yes, it's pretty easy.
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Wonderful - too bad you didn't get Dainite. crackup[1].gif

Actually they are not mine, they're one of my client's pairs. smile.gif
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A good discreet solution to your concerns. Topy soles.
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+1, way better than dainite which is heavy and doesn't really give that much grip.
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A good discreet solution to your concerns. Topy soles.
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are these deco's or main-line??
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The toe is too wide for the Decos, plus the heel is brown leather rather than black. My guess is that they're Sinatras on TG73.
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The toe is too wide for the Decos, plus the heel is brown leather rather than black. My guess is that they're Sinatras on TG73.

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Leaves, Patrick, Bengal, and DWFII - well done - an excellent and informative read.
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smile.gif thank you.

I have my squeakers on today actually. I found out what is causing the squeak. When my foot moves ever so slightly inside the shoes when walking my socks rubbing against the leather insoles creates a loud squeak. I think I might put some leather conditioner in them to maybe make them less slick inside and create more drag. Maybe that shall work. shog[1].gif

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smile.gif thank you.

I have my squeakers on today actually. I found out what is causing the squeak. When my foot moves ever so slightly inside the shoes when walking my socks rubbing against the leather insoles creates a loud squeak. I think I might put some leather conditioner in them to maybe make them less slick inside and create more drag. Maybe that shall work. shog[1].gif

Can't say for certain but I doubt that your sock is causing the squeak. The insole is, however, very likely involved.

It generally requires leather rubbing on leather to make a shoe squeak. So the insole may be rubbing against the outsole...in-between them both.

Shoemakers have been dealing with this problem since time out of mind...all-purpose contact cement, tarred felt, and even French chalk have been used to remembered the situation.
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I am 100% positive it is the sock on the sole. As I sit here I can just wiggle my foot and make it happen.
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My tassels do that with certain socks. A bit of powder in the heel and it goes away.
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I am 100% positive it is the sock on the sole. As I sit here I can just wiggle my foot and make it happen.

Well, I know but every time you wiggle your toes, you're moving the insole. Pushing it against the outsole, flexing it against the outsole.

I don't know what kind of socks you're wearing but it would be the first time in history...that I know of...where socks were the culprit.

Sprinkle some French chalk (talc based baby powder) down inside the shoe, French chalk is a good dry lubricant. If it's really the socks the problem will go away, right now. Also change socks.
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