Perhaps some of you could help explain why these three pairs of shoes, which have seen about the same amount of use, display the following wear characteristics, which are very very different: Pair 1: Â Ermenegildo Zegna captoes (not sure if Blake or Goodyear) Â Notice that the left shoe turns up more than the right shoe? Pair 2: Â Ermenegildo Zegna Napoli Couture bluchers, Blake stitched. Â Notice that the right shoe turns up more than the left? Pair 3: Church's Balmoral, Goodyear welted. Â More symmetrical wear compared to the other two pairs? It is strange that pair 1 and 2 display assymetry but in completely opposite manner, as if two different persons wore those shoes. Â Why? Why do you think the Church's seem to have held up better? Â Is it its Goodyear construction?
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1/30/05 at 4:42am