I had a pair of old dress shoes that didn't have the stitching on the bottom -- you know, the small stitching around the outside of the bottom of the sole -- and the sole ended up "ungluing" from the upper. I imagine that the stitching either takes the place of the glue or supplements it. But while it seems like sitching on the bottom of the shoe is probably always a good thing -- that is, never a bad thing -- do all good dress shoes have this stitching? I ask this because I saw a pair of nice shoes on Ebay, but in the picture of the sole I didn't see that stitching and it concerns me that these soles will come unglued like my old ones.
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3/26/04 at 8:01pm