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Gash on toe of shoe

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
A pair of new shoes has a gash on the toe from manufacturing.

Will the cut grow bigger over time after normal wear?

post #2 of 12
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

A pair of new shoes has a gash on the toe from manufacturing.

Will the cut grow bigger over time after normal wear?


I tend not to think so, but if you have plans to have these resoled, I think this will cause problems. DW would know better.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

A pair of new shoes has a gash on the toe from manufacturing.

Will the cut grow bigger over time after normal wear?

No, it shouldn't. If nothing else the toe area is reinforced and stiffened so there should be no strain, flexing or reason for it to grow bigger.

That said, there is such a thing as a "repair crayon" for just such mishaps.It's wax and acrylic and used in factories to fill gaps that result from an improperly adjusted lasting machine...as in this case...or poor leather (perhaps again in this case-both). I'm surprised the manufacturer didn't use one.

They're not readily available, but if you can find a woodworkers fill crayon that matches the colour, that will do admirably. Rub it into the tear, maybe even heat soften it to bring the wax level, let it cool and then just polish over it and forget it.

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Edited by DWFII - 1/18/14 at 10:22am
post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
thank you sirs
post #5 of 12
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

No, it shouldn't. If nothing else the toe area is reinforced and stiffened so there should be no strain, flexing or reason for it to grow bigger.

That said, there is such a thing as a "repair crayon" for just such mishaps.It's wax and acrylic and used in factories to fill gaps that result from an improperly adjusted lasting machine...as in this case...or poor leather (perhaps again in this case-both). I'm surprised the manufacturer didn't use one.

They're not readily available, but if you can find a woodworkers fill crayon that matches the colour, that will do admirably. Rub it into the tear, maybe even heat soften it to bring the wax level, let it cool and then just polish over it and forget it.

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this was posted just at the right time for me. I just polished up a new pair of shoes last night and found the same problem.

I can't see it, so it's not a problem as long as it won't lead to some sort of leather failure.
post #6 of 12
Have you worn them? Return for a fresh pair....
post #7 of 12
Just around the house for a couple hours.
post #8 of 12
I would take them back....
post #9 of 12
Yeah, return them. While you could fill in the crack and whatnot, they really shouldn't be selling you a new pair of shoes in that state.
post #10 of 12
Return them if genuinely newly and unworn.
post #11 of 12
I had the impression these were "seconds." If not, they definitely should have been returned. If they were seconds, the tear is why.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
These boots were not sold to me as seconds. After reading your reply, I've decided to send it back for a remake.
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Originally Posted by DWFII View Post

I had the impression these were "seconds." If not, they definitely should have been returned. If they were seconds, the tear is why.
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