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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

+1.
I have a pair at the office and a pair at home...

+1. Keep a pair in my briefcase.
post #17 of 24
I've never seen a human being wearing overshoes in England. Dogs and Horses, yes.

Danite soles are a good solution, though I wear churches and less than an hour from London, have never really had a problem outside the heaviest of deluges.
post #18 of 24
It's really not that big a deal. They're pretty inconspicuous unless you get the orange ones or something. And in any case, the point is just to keep your shoes from being ruined. It's not as if you wear them in the sunshine because you like the way they look.
post #19 of 24
I'm really confused about all the hype around sewn-on leather soles. The two leather-soled shoes I own both ended up at the cobbler in record time with quasi destroyed soles, and I had to have them resoled with rubber to combat the weather.
How do you keep leather soles in shape? Or do you just have it resoled every 2-3 months? "Just wear them in good weather" sounds like chickening out of it, as the people most in love with this sort of luxury are the bankers of London and New York, and neither city is particularly famous for its sunny, dry climate... biggrin.gif
post #20 of 24
I've only ever own one pair of nice shoes so please don't take my word for gospel but I personally think the conformity of leather soles are amazing. Its stiff at first but it follows the contours around the feet quickly and its probably worth the trouble (provided that you have a spare pair of rubber soled shoes for those rainy days, literally).

You may be surprised by the number of non affluent banker types wearing good shoes though. I see quite a lot of student looking types wearing tan or brown leather soled shoes. Including me! biggrin.gif

P.s. leather soles aren't too sticky so its great on the dance floor too!
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by DJosef View Post

I'm really confused about all the hype around sewn-on leather soles. The two leather-soled shoes I own both ended up at the cobbler in record time with quasi destroyed soles, and I had to have them resoled with rubber to combat the weather.
How do you keep leather soles in shape? Or do you just have it resoled every 2-3 months? "Just wear them in good weather" sounds like chickening out of it, as the people most in love with this sort of luxury are the bankers of London and New York, and neither city is particularly famous for its sunny, dry climate... biggrin.gif

Are you wearing them on consecutive days? I rarely wear a pair more than once a week. I wear overshoes if it's wet. I have heel and toe taps. I haven't had shoes resoled in years.
post #22 of 24
We may have jinxed the weather its going to be raining here in London for the next week!
post #23 of 24
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Originally Posted by HEPennypacker View Post

Are you wearing them on consecutive days? I rarely wear a pair more than once a week. I wear overshoes if it's wet. I have heel and toe taps. I haven't had shoes resoled in years.

I walk. A LOT. Even in wet weather. It's good for health but bad for shoes I guess.
post #24 of 24
Generally speaking high-end shoes don't represent great value for those who pound pavement, they suffer wear in a weak that would normally take months to accrue in an office.

Switch to a boot with a thick sole and you will do better, but the economy of expensive, repairable shoes may fade.
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