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post #31 of 375
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This whole concept more or less ignores the fact that good shoes are constructed the way they are so that the sole may be replaced fairly easily and the shoe restored to its original lines/sleekness, etc..

That said, once you get going down this path the logical next step is to put topy on topy so that the topy never has to be replaced.

I've seen it.

Wise words indeed
post #32 of 375
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People with metal taps: do you get funny looks from others when you walk on hard surfaces? The click clacks must conjure images of tapdancing

sometimes from idiots only, though.
post #33 of 375
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Originally Posted by DWFII
This whole concept more or less ignores the fact that good shoes are constructed the way they are so that the sole may be replaced fairly easily and the shoe restored to its original lines/sleekness, etc..

That said, once you get going down this path the logical next step is to put topy on topy so that the topy never has to be replaced.

I've seen it.





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Wise words indeed


Never seen that. But I didn't get to the billion mark yet either.
post #34 of 375
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People with metal taps: do you get funny looks from others when you walk on hard surfaces? The click clacks must conjure images of tapdancing

the flush units don't make much if any noise from what I've experienced.
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the flush units don't make much if any noise from what I've experienced.
+1. Mine don't make any noise.
post #36 of 375
EG Chelseas...Happy with the work except they didn't get the stitching nailed on the waist of the sole...came undone...I took them back and they tried using glue, but it came undone again. I'm sure if they had another shot they'd get it right, but for me the wait time is a big deal. Would likely give them another shot but they gotta nail it on the 1st try...
post #37 of 375
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People with metal taps: do you get funny looks from others when you walk on hard surfaces? The click clacks must conjure images of tapdancing

I have 2 pairs of dress shoes: a vintage pair of Florsheim Kenmoors and a pair of English made monkstraps. The Kenmoors have a metal heel plate (not flush) and the monks have leather heels with nails that have become rather exposed. The Kenmoors make a clicking sound on stone surfaces, but it's nothing like the clamor the monks make. They're loud and very slippery, so I'll probably get a piece of rubber put over the heels so they're more wearable. While I don't think I get funny looks now, when I wore dress shoes in high school, kids would turn around in the hall looking to see if a teacher was coming.
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what is JR?
post #39 of 375
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Originally Posted by Benjamin E. View Post


I have 2 pairs of dress shoes: a vintage pair of Florsheim Kenmoors and a pair of English made monkstraps. The Kenmoors have a metal heel plate (not flush) and the monks have leather heels with nails that have become rather exposed. The Kenmoors make a clicking sound on stone surfaces, but it's nothing like the clamor the monks make. They're loud and very slippery, so I'll probably get a piece of rubber put over the heels so they're more wearable. While I don't think I get funny looks now, when I wore dress shoes in high school, kids would turn around in the hall looking to see if a teacher was coming.

Just go ahead and have the heel changed to rubber. I have a pair of vintage florshiems that had that same issue with the nails. That was the first thing I did, and I'm tremendously happy that I did it. The original stacked leather with vibram. It'll cost you the same as any reheeling, around $20. Prices may vary in the New York market.
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what is JR?

A brand that makes top grade sole leather.
post #40 of 375
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Just go ahead and have the heel changed to rubber. I have a pair of vintage florshiems that had that same issue with the nails. That was the first thing I did, and I'm tremendously happy that I did it. The original stacked leather with vibram. It'll cost you the same as any reheeling, around $20. Prices may vary in the New York market.

actually, one could learn to walk instead of destroying a piece of history, imo.
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actually, one could learn to walk instead of destroying a piece of history, imo.

Yes - try to walk a bit slower. You will learn how to walk in them after a few times when you almost fall. Granted I have never walked in the v-cleat (I've been looking for a pair and refuse to buy a pair without it), but I have a pair of shoes with a double row of nails all the way around the heel that was very slippery before I learned to walk correctly.
post #42 of 375
I gotta add my feedback. After viewing the Nelson website, I expected a refinishing job, as advertised, I brought in a pair of PS stuarts choice boots with danite soles and asked for such. They replaced the danite soles and charged me $100 but there appeared to be 0 upper refinishing or and other changes beyond sole replacement. I was less than impressed. perhaps I didn't ask correctly, or didn't notice the subtle changes they made.
post #43 of 375
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Originally Posted by StockwellDay View Post

I gotta add my feedback. After viewing the Nelson website, I expected a refinishing job, as advertised, I brought in a pair of PS stuarts choice boots with danite soles and asked for such. They replaced the danite soles and charged me $100 but there appeared to be 0 upper refinishing or and other changes beyond sole replacement. I was less than impressed. perhaps I didn't ask correctly, or didn't notice the subtle changes they made.

Why does this not surprise me?...
post #44 of 375
Can B Nelson resole Blake rapid shoes specifically Ron Rider's ?
post #45 of 375
He has resoled blake rapid shoes that I own, but I have been wondering about my rider boots as well. The welt almost looks like it is pierced with an awl. Very large uniform holes. I would imagine if a machine were to just run through it again without being matched up properly to the holes it could come out looking very ugly.
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