Originally Posted by sstomcat
I have never seen a topy with a flush steel cap,also it seems pretty thick kind of interesting..
over all the excitement, we should stick with the facts, imo.
tbh, this is not the most elegant version of a rubber sole and the toe taps are not flushed. this is an optical illusion due to the rough surface.
nonetheless, this shoe represents seventy years of knowledge and skills from a dedicated shoemaker.
this pair is one of the two rotating pairs from my cause "operation paprika" stateside
as try on pairs. you can compare it to the "tie swap box", if you will.
the reason behind is - a pair of shoes, a single piece
, which is made for another person to his personal specifications needs a bit more explanation than from a rtw serial production, imo. however it is not impossible to find the right foot for them. this is not a beginners task from both sides. mine and the interested party. it requires a portion of trust and flexibility.
the procedure is quite simple, i kick it off to an interested party and when it is a match, we close the deal.i may ask all interested parties not to abuse the forum rules as this is not a B&S thread. all inquiries can be announced in the faq thread and i'll get back to you. thank you for your understanding.
this particular pair went to philly and made an appearance at lufty's law office. it went to the wine-consulting business of slewfoot and now hit the suburbs of chicago at burton's home.
it's an EU 43.5/44, wood pegged construction with rubber sole. stacked heel with a topy. the last is comparable to the F-last in a narrow width.
Originally Posted by Burton
Like many of you here, I enjoy reading the posts from our lively and passionate colleague fritzl, a serious devotee of the AH school of shoe making. As such fritzl, or Gerd, and I have been exchanging PMs about shoe construction
and the different styles of manufacture. Gerd informed me that another SF participant, Slewfoot, had a pair of the famed Paprika. Slewfoot was kind enough to agree to forward the shoe to me and I thought it would be good to photo document these in this thread.Gerd can fill in the blanks and help tell their story.
burton, i'm afraid this is impossible.
i will try to give an overview to my approach to the whole shoe topic. we're talking abot a time span of seventeen years and it's a very personal story.
certainly, i will share anecdotes and stories as i promised. this is on of the purposes of this thread. a place to exchange knowledge and experiences around all things regarding shoes, especially of Austrian-Hungarian origin, and in general. i want to keep it open with a specific focus to AH.
also, i don't see it as my thread. it's a playground for interested people with a friendly atmosphere.
to be continued...