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^yea I think those might be sand, if it were oakwood they would have a different lining

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those might be taupe suede actually

if you google them you'll get pics of them looking brown, but their IRL color is more of a grayish color
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My CDBs have just about had it, Crepe is almost worn through and also coming away from the upper. They still look awesome though and they've lasted nearly 2 years. I might look into getting them resoled but really I would prefer the go for a pair of Beeswax Desert Troopers to replace them. More durable and equally good looking IMO just can't seem to find any available.


Anyway just ordered a pair of 8" Moc toe Thorogoods on Amazon so I'm sure they'll keep me happy for a while.

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I figure this is the best place to post this so here it goes

I have a pair of boots with crepe soles (the same crepe that clarks uses) with some pretty well worn heels as you can see in the pic

now, the whole sole itself doesn't need to be replaced, just the portion of the back heel but Im wondering if a local clobber (located in CA) would be able to fix this and if so, how would he go about doing it? Ive done a lot of research on the 'net and found many places that do crepe resoling but not many articles mentioning crepe sole repair.

Ive read one can buy blocks of crepe rubber and glue/melt pieces back on? Would a standard cobbler know how to do something like this?

Any thoughts/opinions/advice would be most helpful!
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These were a recent eBay buy.....Clarks original desert books. I gave them a quick polish and they came up really nice but the crepe soles are completely shot. Decided because the leather is nicely aged with a great patina I would take the hit and get them resoled professionally. My local Timpson's have a kiosk and said they would resole in crepe but they would have to order it in. Its going to cost me £60 which now makes me think I should have just bought a new pair but a new pair wouldn't have that great aged look. I guess if the leather upper doesn't fall apart I'll end up with a great pair of shoes but in retrospect if I knew the cost of resoling I would have just bought a new pair. Any way I pick up the shoes in a weeks time and i'll try and remember to post up the restored CDB's.

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