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Poll Results: Would you toe tap this type of toe wear?

 
  • 62% (5)
    Yes
  • 37% (3)
    No
8 Total Votes  
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

I would not. In my experience, toe tapping leads to nothing but trouble.
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post #17 of 28
I have the same wear pattern and I've often wondered the same thing. I wear down the toes much more quickly than the rest of the sole.

I took some shoes in to a cobbler to get sunken plates put on, but instead he put on external metal taps. They drove me nuts clicking all the time, to the point that I actually pried them off.

Would sunken toe plates tap all the time as you walk?
Edited by GradSchooler - 12/29/11 at 2:17pm
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Reevolving View Post

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How long did it take you, to reach that point?
post #19 of 28

When I was a kid and my shoes wore down Mom had taps put on them. Middle School+toe taps=perception as "fag"=beat up

 

Then in college this annoying ROTC student would pass by our class with his tap-fitted oxfords and the instructor would have a cow.

 

I don't want anyone hearing me coming. I don't want to be electrocuted, either. I doubt I will ever buy leather soled shoes apart from dinner pumps and if I do, I will never put toe taps on them. After a certain amount of wear you resole.

post #20 of 28
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

How long did it take you, to reach that point?

In all seriousness, mine get that way in 7-8 wears, but then get no worse.
post #21 of 28
its normal wear. I have the same problem on shoes that the toe box arn't raised/curves up.

But I sunken toe plate nearly all my shoes - because I like the way they look.
post #22 of 28
I have flush toe-plates installed before ever taking delivery of a pair of shoes as my gait wears down the toes within minutes...I have never noticed any clicking sound when walking and our building is all marble floors and never had an issue with slipping on any surface...these two issues seem to be common complaints but I have experienced neither.

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Edited by woolymammoth - 12/29/11 at 6:20pm
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by GradSchooler View Post

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I took some shoes in to a cobbler to get sunken plates put on, but instead he put on external metal taps. They drove me nuts clicking all the time, to the point that I actually pried them off.

very strange, imo.
post #24 of 28
That shoe looks like a copy of the RL Darlton.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by Hayward View Post

When I was a kid and my shoes wore down Mom had taps put on them. Middle School+toe taps=perception as "fag"=beat up

Then in college this annoying ROTC student would pass by our class with his tap-fitted oxfords and the instructor would have a cow.

I don't want anyone hearing me coming. I don't want to be electrocuted, either. I doubt I will ever buy leather soled shoes apart from dinner pumps and if I do, I will never put toe taps on them. After a certain amount of wear you resole.

You won't buy leather soled shoes but you'd wear dinner pumps? Interesting...
post #26 of 28
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

In all seriousness, mine get that way in 7-8 wears, but then get no worse.

This is also my experience.
post #27 of 28
I'd tap that. Well, both, actually.

Seriously, perhaps changing your gait is an option, though I'd imagine that would be quite difficult as an adult. I see that as akin to removing the all-too-frequent usage of "um" or "like" in many overheard conversations.
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by KObalto View Post

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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

How long did it take you, to reach that point?

In all seriousness, mine get that way in 7-8 wears, but then get no worse.

I have the same issue with only thick soled shoes like RL Marlows. Once they are broken in they stop wearing like that. I actually find that it helps the shoe roll better. In other words, it is perfectly normal.
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