I know that some folks have the cobbler add a thin layer of rubber to the sole of leather shoes, Â that they maintain this extends the life of the sole and is good in the rain. I also have read the counter arguments, that affixing even a thin rubber sole may throw the shoe out of balance, that it is asthetically unpleasant to see a rubber sole on a dress shoe...For good or for ill, I have decided to stick with purely leather soled dress shoes. Does anyone have any suggestions (short of affixing a rubber film or patch to the sole) on how to keep leather soled shoes from slipping on smooth ground? Â I fell on my butt on the sidewalk at lunch yesterday and, besides being embarassing, it HURT. Â I was wearing my $ month old C&J Westminsters. The bottoms were pretty scratched up already, and the pavement was pretty rough--nothing like some of the smooth marble found in elegant lobbies. Â Three weeks ago I was caught in the rain wearing my Grenson double monks and looked pretty un-cool pigeon walking throught the train station. Any words of wisdom?
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7/10/04 at 6:32am