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This made me laugh.
post #17 of 27
so would you feel ripped off if you paid $500 for a pair of canvas lined pieces of leather stitched in the shape of a foot? what about all the crazy talk about the shoe being able to breath hahaha.
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so would you feel ripped off if you paid $500 for a pair of canvas lined pieces of leather stitched in the shape of a foot? what about all the crazy talk about the shoe being able to breath hahaha.

I don't know about you, but when I walk a lot I can feel my shoes taking deep breathes...
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't know about you, but when I walk a lot I can feel my shoes taking deep breathes...

the shoes are too big, the extra room is causing a whooshing sound when your feet moves in the shoe as you walk.
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the shoes are too big, the extra room is causing a whooshing sound when your feet moves in the shoe as you walk.

I don't want them to suffocate. confused.gif
post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post

so would you feel ripped off if you paid $500 for a pair of canvas lined pieces of leather stitched in the shape of a foot? what about all the crazy talk about the shoe being able to breath hahaha.

Well breath is not the right term, more like absorbative, permeable. Canvas and leather are very porous if the haven't been resinnned or coated/treated. Not sure why a canvas inter lining is being used but if its for stiffenning then it is likely resinned or heavily treated and far less likely to absorb moisture. Glue will also decrease the absorbancy.

This is not directed at you iroh but i read some nonsense somewhere on AAAC. There is this notion that leather absorption is not important or that leather does not signifiacantly absorb moisture. This is such complete wankish idoicy that someone would have to be completely devoid of any earth bound experience. Try wearing a latex glove on one hand and a leather glove on the other, Do this for 30 minutes and flex your hands regularly. After the 30 minutes is up remove both gloves and observe the water present on the hand that had the latex glove as well as the water in the latex glove itself. None of this well be present on the leather one.

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Edited by Xenon - 2/9/12 at 7:36am
post #22 of 27
What if you have hyperhidrosis?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

What if you have hyperhidrosis?

Then you shouldn't were shoes or gloves:D
post #24 of 27
How about pants? confused.gif
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

How about pants? confused.gif

420

Pants won't do. You'd be better off with a bespoke stillsuit.
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post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Xenon View Post

That's great, excellent contribution and good work.

To be expected: synthetic toe stiffenner and leather board (leather scrap and glue mix) heel stiffenner. Lining appears to be glued to canvas and upper as well.

Appears that inner sole is not of the consistency of veg tan leather (?) but doesn't appear to be as cheap as leathe board either. There is fiber board under heel area = not so good. Can't really tell what the heel stack is made of but from 1st photo of whole shoe i would suspect solid leather.

typical canvas gemming as well. Wood shank is nice to see

If you ever do this again (I suspect you will since I know its fun) start by removing heel stack first and then slide an exacto blade in between welt and outsole (basically almost halfway up sole edge) and cut the outsole stitching all around upto heel area (and around if 360* welting). This will allow you to remove outsole cleanly and visualize cork filling, shank and welt . You can then cut through welt stitches (with exacto) and cleanly remove upper from inner sole.

Thank you,

Do shoes with synthetic toe stiffener stretch and fit in a different manner than those with natural toe stiffeners?

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