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Whats the difference between vibram and topy? Does that also include the heels?
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Whats the difference between vibram and topy? Does that also include the heels?

Vibram and Topy are just manufacturers of rubber soles. Both offer a variety of styles of good quality, you can choose to do heel or no heel.
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Topy is thinner is the only thing I gathered when shown the two sheets. Color can be slightly different hue i.e. red for Louis Vuitton

I also do not think the vibram includes heel when I took in my boots today. Just the underside of the vamp

$105 for two pairs vibram sole is okay I guess. Is Jesse any better and more competitive pricing? He did a pretty good job adding side zips to a pair of boots once FWIW.
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Thanks for the info.

I was trying to figure out what the difference in price was between vibram and topy, I guess just the quality/thickness?
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Local place in Boulder is half that price or better, $105 seems pricey.

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the average price seems to be about $30-$40 in vancouver

 

thinner topys might be better to maintain the appearance of a shoe, but could also wear out faster

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Hows the quality of work though? I've seen some cheaper jobs that just looks bad. The edges arent glued down properly or shaved down smoothly, uneven cut and shape.
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I have had a few pairs done and they are all perfect. The cobbler has been in business for a very long time at the same location.

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~$50 per shoe isn't crazy if you go with a thicker sole including heel

think I paid like ~$30ish for the middle thickness vibram no sole
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Yeah, if you include heels it's twice the price.

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I pay like $25-$30 for heel and sole, $35-$40 if I need heel repair/build up.
You need to find a trusty local, the known places feed off that and up their pricing.
My guy is hella good and sometimes he even goes down from his original quotes when I pick up my shoes.
Probably helps that I'm a regular and always tip him well. Shout out my boy Leo. Mexican cobblers get it poppin.
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While we're on the topic, anyone London based have any reccomendations for topy/vibramming?

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While we're on the topic, anyone London based have any reccomendations for topy/vibramming?

 

Not sure about any specific cobblers, but check around Green Park, Marylebone and places like that, cobblers there will be more used to working on higher quality stuff.

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Love perry's
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I have had a few pairs done and they are all perfect. The cobbler has been in business for a very long time at the same location.
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While we're on the topic, anyone London based have any reccomendations for topy/vibramming?

Paging Eton97 for London based cobblers.

I personally use FJ Western.

Make sure your cobblers are balancing out you boots after a adding rubber too
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