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Agree with whats been said, but with so little wear on sole, that has to be sent back to the factory as quickly as possible. I`d mail them with photos and await their response. For a shoe so little used, that should not have happened. Let alone a shoe at this price point. Period. Don't try anything yourself.

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Don't forget the deco last has an elongated toe, so your toe will "drag" across the ground much more often than a normal shoe or a shoe that ended right where your toes did. The elongated toe is part of the reason why toe taps are good to have on Deco lasted shoes--you're bound to scrape the ground more.

It's definitely not worth sending to the factory or writing GG. It's definitely worth getting toe taps installed.
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Actually, glue would "dry out" even the shoe are not used at all.
It just happen, and actually, it happen all the time.
Since G&G like all other Goodyear welted shoe are done by machine, so it need to cut open the sole that way.
On the other hand, some hand welted shoe like Vass, they cut the channel at an angle, and pushed back the leather when they are done, Then it normally wouldn't have this kind of problem.
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Originally Posted by daizawaguy View Post
 

Agree with whats been said, but with so little wear on sole, that has to be sent back to the factory as quickly as possible. I`d mail them with photos and await their response. For a shoe so little used, that should not have happened. Let alone a shoe at this price point. Period. Don't try anything yourself.


I agree with this.^^^^  The primary appeal of Decos are the their aesthetics.  If aesthetics are lost in normal, light, infrequent wear, then they should be repaired by G&G.  Scuffing on the sole is obviously going to happen, but a loose flap on a prominent toe looks terrible for the wearer and the craftsman.  And I do think that people will notice, as we all have been complimented on our G&Gs (some people do look), and we are all likely to cross our legs at some point.

 

I cannot imagine trying to take a tube of cement to a pair of Decos.  Send them back for professional care.

 

I had a tongue tear out of an MTO placed through Bespoke England.  Nick was immensely helpful, and G&G did the repair gratis.  Given that, I think this situation certainly warrants a repair.

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For what it's worth, I agree with @rbhan12, @smoothie1, and @Fishball. This is completely normal with closed channel shoes, of which I have several pairs. It's not an issue over which you should waste time, effort, and money returning the shoes. The thin rib of sole leather that covers the channel is cemented down. This bond is weak enough to be separated by the stresses placed on it during walking. Whether it does will depend on the combination of last and gait. Even if this happens, the rib still serves its secondary functional purpose of protecting the sole stitching, and its primary aesthetic role isn't greatly diminished since the gap is seldom visible. If it bothers you, which I can understand, the best solutions are to reglue (most likely a temporary fix) or have toe taps installed.
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...This is completely normal with closed channel shoes...

I would argue that it might be some what common, but certainly not normal. We forget on this forum that a typical GG customer (or any shoe customer for that matter) is not expected to have shoe construction knowledge as a prerequisite of on going shoe care. A can of shoe glue is not an essential part of a shoe care kit.

This is a small construction issue, which should be handled by a professional if possible. While it might be a simple fix for those that have the tools and courage to do it themselves, there is a bit of arrogance in understating the issue.

I have gait issues myself, so I know what it is to scratch the front on my shoes. There are scratches for sure, but no desperations to date. I say give GG a chance to address this small issue, their shoes are made to a higher standard I think.
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Disclaimer: no GG owner here, but I'm hard pressed to accept that it's normal, or something to be expected. I have shoes of good, but far inferior quality to GG that haven't shown these issues until 3-5 years of fairly consistent wear, or even beyond in certain cases.

 

It may well be a rather easy fix if you possess the knowledge and wherewithal to do so, but I certainly would not, and would (politely, of course) inquire with GG about the matter. I certainly would not feel comfortable attempting the repair job if they were my shoes. 

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Hi Gents,
Really thinking about taking advantage of G&G 10 years anniversary promotion.
Does anyone what is the patina in this picture called:


Also any thoughts on Deco chiseled vs Deco round last?
Thx
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What you're likely looking at is G&G 'standard' blue with a heavier dark navy blue patina added at the customers request.

 

If you're going with the deco last, either of the two will look equally as good though personal preference would point me to the square deco for that design.

Either way you go, you're going to have a fantastic shoe.

 

 

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Originally Posted by sd2002 View Post

Hi Gents,
Really thinking about taking advantage of G&G 10 years anniversary promotion.
Does anyone what is the patina in this picture called:


Also any thoughts on Deco chiseled vs Deco round last?
Thx
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After doing my very best, I found that I could no longer resist the temptation of the anniversary edition of the Savile.

 

I emailed G&G yesterday around their lunchtime signifying my interest in the Saviles, and likely a second, as yet undetermined, pair. No response as yet.

 

As I'm still awaiting a reply from them to my July email about the Brexit sale, it's possible that I may not end up with the Saviles after all.  :eh:

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After doing my very best, I found that I could no longer resist the temptation of the anniversary edition of the Savile.

I emailed G&G yesterday around their lunchtime signifying my interest in the Saviles, and likely a second, as yet undetermined, pair. No response as yet.

As I'm still awaiting a reply from them to my July email about the Brexit sale, it's possible that I may not end up with the Saviles after all.  eh.gif
They have been very quick in responding to my questions during the Brexit sale and the current promotion of MTO. But since the promotion will end tomorrow, I believe they are now swamped with mails trying to finalise details of the orders. I suggest calling their shop directly rather than waiting for their reply.
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Hi Gents,
Also any thoughts on Deco chiseled vs Deco round last?
Thx

I ordered a Gable on the deco round after seeing that picture. For the Gable, I think either square or round would be very snazzy, but I think the round deco really comes into its own with V-cap and wingtip styles (like the Rothschilds I'm wearing today icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif). I think captoes are better left to the square (in my humble, current opinion - always subject to change!)
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Deco round Rothschilds icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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