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Does anyone have advice on self-applied Tomir or similar soles or good cobbler service in the US that will accept and ship back shoes?  I love the elegance of G&G oak soles, but after a few years, they are showing serious wear in places, probably due to my particular gait.  I would like to put something more durable on, but I don't trust any local cobblers to do it right, and I don't want to send shoes back to G&G due to cost.  Thoughts are appreciated.
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B Nelson is your best bet. I would bet his shop is capable of putting topy that keeps the current shape of the beveled waist. Send them a photo like this and ask if they can do it. 



Leather SPA in NYC can also do that very well. I have send them a few pair of Lobbs that they did the toppy/french metal tip combo and they looks great. Thats where the Lobb store i bought the shoes sent me to.
I have heard good things about B. Nelson as well.
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Done at leatherspa
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Definitely.  Although I found that my kudu Thropes have the facings align quite nicely which would lend me to think that the instep is okay - whereas on other boots where Ive had instep issues the facings would be wider apart and not line up parallel.

Would you say the instep is the same across all the G&G lasts? Or do some have more room in the instep than others?

I couldn't say with certaintity because although I own 5 G&G shoes and boots I only have two different Lasts. But everything I've seen and heard is that the only difference between their various Lasts is the toe box so my guess would be that the instep would be the same regardless of the Last.
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I would suggest you wait until they need refurbishment and then send them to GG for recrafting and request topy.
GG does topy like no other.

 

 

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B Nelson is your best bet. I would bet his shop is capable of putting topy that keeps the current shape of the beveled waist. Send them a photo like this and ask if they can do it. 

 

 

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Leather SPA in NYC can also do that very well. I have send them a few pair of Lobbs that they did the toppy/french metal tip combo and they looks great. Thats where the Lobb store i bought the shoes sent me to.
I have heard good things about B. Nelson as well.

 

 

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Done at leatherspa

Thank you, gentlemen.  This is very helpful.

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Midnight Blue Deco !!
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Those are fantastic.  First Decos?

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@TtownMD what is your shoe count up to now, about a year after joining the forum? Just asking out of curiosity. And fascination. smile.gif
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Warwicks
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Midnight Blue Deco !!
Looking forward to seeing those bad boys on the hoof! fing02[1].gif
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Since I have low instep lol I love gg & deco last 😀

Lucky bastard who doesn't have to deal with overly-wide V-gaps!! cloud.gif


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How does that work? They last the boots with something extra in the instep to stretch them a bit?

The correct technical term was discussed ad nauseum a few months back on this thread, but at G&G the working term they communicated to me is "instep cone" - as I understand it, it's attached to the standard last during the lasting process to give a roomier instep. At any rate, since discovering this as an option all my MTOs have included it.
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Those are fantastic.  First Decos?
Second first was gatsby 😀
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Looking forward to seeing those bad boys on the hoof! fing02[1].gif
No problem will post more pic !!
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@TtownMD what is your shoe count up to now, about a year after joining the forum? Just asking out of curiosity. And fascination. smile.gif
Too many man but if you are asking GG then 10+
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Second first was gatsby 😀

Speaking of which, I'm not sure if I've seen your gatsby on the hoof either. Don't hold out on us, man!
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Speaking of which, I'm not sure if I've seen your gatsby on the hoof either. Don't hold out on us, man!
Gatsby is chilling with max in your neck of a wood for remake. Wonderful fella to deal with !!
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