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post #841 of 2032

You seem like you're kinda new to this... I think you should start with something a little simpler than silver boots and a bright blue varsity.  The white sneakers and a black jacket would be a good bet.

 

Lurk around the WAYWT thread for a bit maybe.

post #842 of 2032
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

You seem like you're kinda new to this... I think you should start with something a little simpler than silver boots and a bright blue varsity.  The white sneakers and a black jacket would be a good bet.

Lurk around the WAYWT thread for a bit maybe.

I realize this isn't the WAYW thread. I wouldn't have posted the pics except Colabear had asked.
post #843 of 2032
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I realize this isn't the WAYW thread. I wouldn't have posted the pics except Colabear had asked.

 

Oh, I missed that.

 

To answer your question, I have a cobbler put a vibram rubber topy on most of my shoes.  It's far easier to replace the $30 topy than to replace the whole sole.

 

That said, silver boots are something you might only wear once in awhile, so unless you plan on wearing them a lot maybe don't bother.

post #844 of 2032
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

You seem like you're kinda new to this... I think you should start with something a little simpler than silver boots and a bright blue varsity.  The white sneakers and a black jacket would be a good bet.

Lurk around the WAYWT thread for a bit maybe.


I apologize if this is off topic for the SLP thread but I feel I must at least just say that this outfit in question isn't exactly for everyday wear. I bought the jacket and boots to try to ramp up the clothes I own to play music with onstage. My normal street wear would be a pair of MMM replicas (maroon or blue), navy Rag and Bone cords, a navy and white striped APC crew neck sweater and French Trotters tweed overcoat.

The silver boots probably won't see much life offstage but the teddy just might.

I realize I am opening up myself to scorn by posting this but I'll take that chance.
post #845 of 2032
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Originally Posted by KingJulien View Post

Oh, I missed that.

To answer your question, I have a cobbler put a vibram rubber topy on most of my shoes.  It's far easier to replace the $30 topy than to replace the whole sole.

That said, silver boots are something you might only wear once in awhile, so unless you plan on wearing them a lot maybe don't bother.

Thanks for the info on the boots. The soles seem very soft. I am new to boots and shoes with leather soles but, yeah, I probably won't wear them enough outside to need the protection.
post #846 of 2032
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Originally Posted by AlexanderTG View Post

BTW would anybody suggest I get some sort of protector on the leather soles? I'm kind of new to the fancier boots and all. Thanks.

I get all my SLP boots resoled with a rubber sole at my local cobbler. 

post #847 of 2032
It's always a good idea to add some sole protection to shoes with leather soles. Replacing a rubber sole is a lot cheaper and easier than resoling so you also don't have to worry about finding a really good cobbler.

Go ahead and wear them for a few months though. If you bring new shoes to be topyed/vibrammed a (good) cobbler is going to sand them down anyways.
post #848 of 2032
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Originally Posted by NaTionS View Post

It's always a good idea to add some sole protection to shoes with leather soles. Replacing a rubber sole is a lot cheaper and easier than resoling so you also don't have to worry about finding a really good cobbler.

Go ahead and wear them for a few months though. If you bring new shoes to be topyed/vibrammed a (good) cobbler is going to sand them down anyways.

Thanks. Yeah, we have an excellent cobbler nearby. I'll bring them in and see what he says. I've only worn them around the house and they're pretty pocked already.
post #849 of 2032
all I can say is " if it's not broken, don't fix it "
post #850 of 2032

Quick poll, how many people apply the rubber sole to their boots? I get their purpose and have been considering applying them to my pair, but am I the only one who feels that they slightly diminish the elegance of the boots? 

post #851 of 2032
I think he was more talking about getting the shoes topy than having the entire sole replaced with rubber. The topy layer is so thin, it shouldn't be noticeable.
post #852 of 2032
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Originally Posted by Timbaland View Post

I think he was more talking about getting the shoes topy than having the entire sole replaced with rubber. The topy layer is so thin, it shouldn't be noticeable.

Yes, that's what I meant. I'm leaning towards not doing anything to them yet. Thanks for your help, all.
post #853 of 2032
Don't touch 'em man, if you're only wearing them on stage you want to beat them up a bit. It's not rock n' roll to have rubber soles. E.g., the Beatles had rubber soles, the Stones, no.
post #854 of 2032

Are y'all talking about getting the soles topy'd/rubbersoled as preventative care (i.e. straight up replacing the barely worn/new leather sole with rubber), replacing worn down soles, or both?

post #855 of 2032
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Are y'all talking about getting the soles topy'd/rubbersoled as preventative care (i.e. straight up replacing the barely worn/new leather sole with rubber), replacing worn down soles, or both?

I was mainly asking if there was something to put on the leather soles to just add some protection from the cement, rocks, et al. I've not had much experience with the sort of soft leather soles that the SLP boots have. So I'm open to suggestions but I think right now I'm just going to let them alone and deal with the wear and tear. We, luckily, have a wonderful cobbler in my town so if I need to have them touched up at some point I will have that option.
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