Originally Posted by brokeassp
what do you mean by "they just took off the sole?"
So if they did not remove any layers of leather in the heel, the stance of the boot is now different because of the added height of the rubber heel.
okay let me back up. the heel had a rubber cap on it. it covered the entire area of the heel and was nailed down. that's how they came. he took that off. the rubber. i'm assuming he just had his guy pull it off somehow before taking the nails out and then putting the replacement rubber on the bare leather heel. the replacement heel cap was essentially identical to the rubber they came with, including thickness. the heels looked exactly like they did when new, only no nails.
i am so glad to not be living anywhere near salted streets, stuff is death for shoes.