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Black PAs are the beginning of my slippery slope. RDA Oxblood fifth aves should arrive on Wed.

DIY Vibram dress half sole (followed instructions on halfsoles.com)



Only marginally adds to the profile. There was initially some discoloration due to glue squeeze out but edge dressing fixed that.

Nice work. My cobbler charges $45 for the exact topies. I might give it a try as I like DIY type projects. I wish they would also sell them in brown.
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Nice work. My cobbler charges $45 for the exact topies. I might give it a try as I like DIY type projects. I wish they would also sell them in brown.

I called around and was quoted between $26-$40/pair. With 3-4 pair on the block figured I would try to learn a new skill and did a test run on an older pair of leather soles first ($7/pair for half sole, $4 for pack of hook razors, and $17 for contact cement which is useful for many other projects anyway)
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Looks to me like a chili grain Bradley.
I was going to say the same thing
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Nice work. My cobbler charges $45 for the exact topies. I might give it a try as I like DIY type projects. I wish they would also sell them in brown.

They also seem to sell thin sheets (less than half the thickness) which might be perfect for brown and natural edges (since it won't show). I've been putting off having mine done for several reasons. I want to have them done because i wear out at the toe FAST, but I haven't done them yet because some of my toes are already pretty worn! Catch 22!
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They also seem to sell thin sheets (less than half the thickness) which might be perfect for brown and natural edges (since it won't show). I've been putting off having mine done for several reasons. I want to have them done because i wear out at the toe FAST, but I haven't done them yet because some of my toes are already pretty worn! Catch 22!

Have you considered putting taps? I always have plastic toe and heel taps installed after 1/2 wears because I am particularly hard on these areas because of my gait.
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Oxblood Dalton today

 

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Damn it! I just saw a pair of dark brown cognac McTavish shoes in my size at the Shoebank for $137. Can someone convince me not to get them?...
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Damn it! I just saw a pair of dark brown cognac McTavish shoes in my size at the Shoebank for $137. Can someone convince me not to get them?...

9D they look great if it was my size I would buy them.

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Damn it! I just saw a pair of dark brown cognac McTavish shoes in my size at the Shoebank for $137. Can someone convince me not to get them?...

There is an 8.5D tan for $97 that's a steal.

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Thanks! Just a wet rag, brush, and microfiber cloth. Some Saphir neutral cordovan cream about twice a year.

Here's another pic in indoor lighting. This is closer to the IRL color.

Those look great in shell. Digging the orange pants, too. I would certainly get some odd looks around my office if I walked in wearing those.

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There is an 8.5D tan for $97 that's a steal.

 

I have inquired about these shoes and it appears to be some kind of inventory error. :brick:

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I have inquired about these shoes and it appears to be some kind of inventory error. :brick:

Yea I bet the salesperson grabbed them for that price.

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As promised, here are my walnut Bartletts:



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Those look great in shell. Digging the orange pants, too. I would certainly get some odd looks around my office if I walked in wearing those.

Thanks! They're certainly less Orange IRL. More of a caramel tan. But definitely an oft complimented pair of trews.
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Damn it! I just saw a pair of dark brown cognac McTavish shoes in my size at the Shoebank for $137. Can someone convince me not to get them?...

 

Really now, why would we want to talk you out of a great shoe at an even better price? They are popular shoes and for just $10 you can send them back if you get buyer's remorse. The odds are that you are FAR higher that your remorse will be watching them be sold out from under you. Now run along, pull out the credit card and make the telephone call. My job here is done.


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