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How is the heel holding up? I find that's the first to take the brunt of wear on the couple of pairs I haven't vibramed.

yeah its real strange how they seam to put 5x extra layer on that area. dunno why that might be

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You really lose that "baller" vibe right quick while clutching a handrail. At least the boots will survive pretty much anything. smile.gif

the trick is to clutch the handrail while waving a putty knife and playing a kazoo

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I still haven't been able to bring myself to Vibram either of my pairs, and the black ones seem to have a greater coefficient of friction than the red for some reason. I'll probably wait until after the resulting serious orthopedic injury to do it. Yours are looking great, Alex! I'll post a recent pic of mine soon. Loving the beat-down!
And @Psydle, once again you provide trenchant general advice for all: there's not much that can't be accomplished with a putty knife and patience. Sometimes you need duct tape, sure, but the putty knife is an underrated instrument. Kind of like the kazoo.

Red pair = sole_ bvffalo soft vegetable tanned leather

Black pair = sole_oak bark tanned leather (calf sole)
post #19429 of 22908
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How is the heel holding up? I find that's the first to take the brunt of wear on the couple of pairs I haven't vibramed.

They wear down after 3 or so years, but very very easy to replace.
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Vibraming soles extend the life of your shoe, protect the soles from absorbing leather in the rain/ wet season and saves your Arse from being broken by expensive boot worship.

I have owned tons of shoes/ boot from Carpe // CCP// Giudi etc and i vibram every single one of them......
 

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Vibraming soles extend the life of your shoe, protect the soles from absorbing leather in the rain/ wet season and saves your Arse from being broken by expensive boot worship.

I have owned tons of shoes/ boot from Carpe // CCP// Giudi etc and i vibram every single one of them......

 

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Vibraming soles extend the life of your shoe, protect the soles from absorbing leather in the rain/ wet season and saves your Arse from being broken by expensive boot worship.


I have owned tons of shoes/ boot from Carpe // CCP// Giudi etc and i vibram every single one of them......

 

Completely agree with this not to mention it's cheaper to replace rubber than it is to replace leather.
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Add my name to that as well :-/
post #19434 of 22908
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I do find they're very slippery at first but once you break them in the sole gets more traction.

 

Really? People always say this about leather soles but I have never, ever found it to be true. You live somewhere relatively wet, right? If it's raining everyday rubber soles are (for me) an absolute must. Metro stairs? Death. Cobblestones? Death. Castle towers? Glorious death. 

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i hate walking on rubber soles, but seriously. cosigning synth on errthang
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I've felt the pain of wearing leather soles without Vibram, I don't need to learn the same lesson more than once......slipped running down a wet stairs and almost broke my back........Hospital bills and therapy cost more than CCP jointed boot.

Better protect myself from injury and use the money to buy more boot, er, false idols to worship......

 

give money to hermes not asclepius

post #19437 of 22908
Yeah pretty sure after i realized that a single day of walking around on fresh leather soles wasn't enough to give them traction -- vibram every time.
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buried cow S21m- nod[1].gifnod[1].gifworship2.gifworship.gif

post #19439 of 22908
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Originally Posted by Synthese View Post
 

 

Really? People always say this about leather soles but I have never, ever found it to be true. You live somewhere relatively wet, right? If it's raining everyday rubber soles are (for me) an absolute must. Metro stairs? Death. Cobblestones? Death. Castle towers? Glorious death. 

Topy is your friend.  Or, just wear crampons everywhere.  That's truly badass.

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Red pair = sole_ bvffalo soft vegetable tanned leather

Black pair = sole_oak bark tanned leather (calf sole)

Yes, @eckblk, it does appear to make a huge difference. Sadly, rubber will happen. 

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