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Crepe sole?

post #1 of 57
Thread Starter 
I just purchased some boots with a crepe rubber sole. It feels like they could wear off in a walk through the park. Does anybody know how to care for these?
post #2 of 57
Don't walk on abrasive surfaces.
post #3 of 57
Thread Starter 
How about don't walk in them at all? If you are going to be a smartass at least commit to it.
post #4 of 57
It's all in the details my friend, you'll learn.
post #5 of 57
XeF4, I recommend using ugly jil sander pieces to step on for protection
post #6 of 57
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XeF4, I recommend using ugly jil sander pieces to step on for protection

i lol'd.
post #7 of 57
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Originally Posted by cldpsu View Post
XeF4, I recommend using ugly jil sander pieces to step on for protection

The best being marble prints in my experience.
post #8 of 57
Thread Starter 
sigh
post #9 of 57
Vibram soles. Your cobbler can put em on for 50 bucks.
post #10 of 57
"Use strong soap and water to get any oil or grease off them. Cover soles in thin sheet like one they probably shipped in to keep clean when in storage. Store in a cool place." I think the sole wearing down around the edges is SOP. They should last you a long time though.
post #11 of 57
Vibram soles would be better though.
post #12 of 57
My crepe sole wore through on my desert boots today. Actually more like a small crack in the middle of the sole. From being at work and resting my feet on my office chair legs all day.

I just really hate that feeling as youre walking in the rain and your foot is wet. That means its time.

Can crepe even be repaired? Maybe I can cheat and just take a lighter to it and it'll melt back together!
post #13 of 57
Crepe is plantation rubber so eventually it perishes, gets hard and then splits. Until then it's about the most comfortable material for soles that you can get though.
post #14 of 57
Out of curiousity, what are the advantages of crepe over the traditional rubber sole?
post #15 of 57
crepe is quieter in the field it provides better insulation it is more shock absorbent it looks better on a wallabee, desert, hunting or mountaineering boot (IMO) it does not track mud or dirt (as much as a lugged sole) it can be used as an eraser they are savory or sweet
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