I'm having some trouble with my Layer-0 boots and thought I'd ask for advice here.
The bottom layer of the leather sole keeps separating from the others. I think this is due to water getting in the crack and weakening the glue. I can't avoid the soles getting wet due to where I live being wet a lot of the time. I've taken them to a cobbler once and had them reglued and renailed, but they've come apart again, and this time I lost one of the nails [thumbdown] (It's possible he may not have done a very good job, I don't have access to any really exceptional cobblers in Memphis TN. The only place that might have a good one that I visit frequently is New Orleans.) Should I just get them topied? I don't want the sole to get thicker though. Could a good cobbler remove the bottommost layer of leather and replace it with topy? There is a rubber heel tap already.
Pictures for clearer explanation:
Layer-0 split heel construction
Picture of the sole, which parts are leather and which rubber
hopefully this shows the 3 layers the sole is made of
what's happening to my pair
Any thoughts or advice greatly appreciated