Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
I'd also look like a douchebag wearing topied shoes. $2,000 shell shoes with a topy to avoid resoling expense...
Also, "having shoes destroyed with expensive half soling"? You have no clue what you're talking about.
Nothing wrong with half soles as long as the repairman knows what he's doing and doesn't create a met bar in the process.
Nothing wrong until the splice comes apart...again usually due to poor workmanship....and then you end up looking even more like a db with your half soles grinning at all and sundry.
On a more serious note...on pegged waist shoes I do recommend half soles simply because replacing/"recrafting" a pegged waist is not only an uncommon skill among repair people, but it is destructive of the shoe. Otherwise, all else being equal...a full or three-quarter sole is always to be preferred.