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post #271 of 384
I get it done if the shoes originally had it, if not I don't do it. This said channeled soles generally only appear on higher end shoes where you should really do that anyway.
post #272 of 384
can i have flush metal toe taps put on shoes i've already worn 3-4 times?
post #273 of 384
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

can i have flush metal toe taps put on shoes i've already worn 3-4 times?

As long as the toes aren't too worn you should be able to.
post #274 of 384
I don't think they are. Here are some pictures.





What so you think?
post #275 of 384
Thread Starter 
you're fine
post #276 of 384
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

I don't think they are. Here are some pictures.





What so you think?

yeah, that's fine. i had them installed in my j. crew captoe boots after weeks of wear. they were already starting to curve upward at the toes. they didn't come out PERFECT... but 98% since then, i've had them installed before i even put them on.
post #277 of 384

Just got back my first set of shoes from B Nelson. Even with all the praise on the web, the results were better than I expected. I sent the shoes, with instructions about what I wanted done. Nick called me and said, in effect "we can do exactly what you ordered, but I suggest you have us do this instead". The final order was quite a bit different from what I had requested. He said that the heels would wear longer, the uppers would be better treated, and, correctly, predicted that the appearance of what he proposed would be what I was looking for. It also turned out to be more work for his shop, and a lower price for me. I am sold on B Nelson.

 

Although they are not the only firm that does mail order shoe service, the convenience is better than taking shoes to a local cobbler. I have tried several in my area. For all three it was always a hassle getting to the shops during open hours. For B Nelson I boxed up the shoes and mailed them at the Post Office, after hours drop. Then they were returned to my door. Plus, Nick's communication was far better than I have had in person going elsewhere.

Why send your shoes anywhere else?

post #278 of 384
Are checks payable to B. Nelson Shoes?
post #279 of 384
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

Are checks payable to B. Nelson Shoes?

 

No, he runs his finances out of Chicago.  I'll PM you the name to make the check out to and the address to mail the check.  satisfied.gif

post #280 of 384
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Originally Posted by easy_golfing View Post

can i have flush metal toe taps put on shoes i've already worn 3-4 times?

I'm actually getting a pair done that were WELL beyond the point of being able to do the taps (i wear havy on the toes). He's building up the leather first and then adding the taps. It costs extra to build up the leather, but you can bring the toes back from the point of no return!
post #281 of 384

I'm super hard on the toes of my shoes. The first thing I do when I get new shoes is bring them over to B. Nelson and have them install flush mounted toe taps. It's money really well spent.
 

post #282 of 384
I've been following this thread with much interest and finally got around to sending my shoes to B. Nelson. Today I got it back. To my amazement, it was much better than what I could have imagined. Impressive quality and craftsmanship. I've been using cobblers for most of my life and while most of them are quite good at what they do; Nick @ B. Nelson really takes it to another level!
post #283 of 384
Anyone have any recent dealings with B. Nelson?
post #284 of 384
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Originally Posted by lbcgav View Post

Anyone have any recent dealings with B. Nelson?

Yes
post #285 of 384

A month or so ago was my first interaction with them. They resolved my oldest pair of shoes. Returned them to their former glory. Highly recommended.

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