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post #16 of 21
I have older pairs of Edward Green and John Lobb shoes where the whole channel has come loose, all the way around the sole. So it's not really an issue of cheap vs. expensive shoes, or even a defect. You can expect it to happen sooner or later on English shoes with channeled soles.
post #17 of 21
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I have older pairs of Edward Green and John Lobb shoes where the whole channel has come loose, all the way around the sole. So it's not really an issue of cheap vs. expensive shoes, or even a defect. You can expect it to happen sooner or later on English shoes with channeled soles.
so did you get the sole nailed down?
post #18 of 21
Nope, I just trim it off with a pair of curved scissors designed for cutting fingernails, or with a razor knife.
post #19 of 21
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Funny thing with this topic, I have a guy wanting to sue our store for selling him a pair of the Grensons
I got a pair of your Grensons, but it was through an intermediary.  Can I still sue you anyway?   Did the guy at least bother to inquire about a simple return before threatening to serve you with papers, or is that kind of formality superfluous these days?
post #20 of 21
I've had the same problem with the toe getting worn down quickly. The problem has since been greatly lessened after I had nails put in the toes of all my dress shoes. Not as many nails as in Bengal-Stripe's photo, but similar -- one row of nails instead of two. The more the better though, I'd think. My local cobbler charged me something silly like $3 per pair of shoes to do it, so it was definitely worth it. He also made a point of nailing down/trimming the channeled sole leather that was coming up on a few pairs. Suing over the leather coming up on the toe sole.. What a hoot. That's a little like complaining about the hand-stitching on a hand made shirt or suit because the stitching is "too visible" or "too uneven" compared to machine-made.
post #21 of 21
Are the nails used similar to the type of tacks used with upholstery? Could a small screw be used instead of nails? Just curious if I could fix the problem myself. The heels are more of a problem for me so I may end up just taking my shoes in and have some type of heel protector put on. I have always been concerned with slipping with heel protectors in place.
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