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Do you add shoe taps to rubber soles?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieselman89, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean the heels? Are we talking about heel taps or or toe taps? :confused:
     
  2. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    I had the taps added to the heels, my bad.
     
  3. KObalto

    KObalto Well-Known Member

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    Nails would have been fine.
     
  4. dieselman89

    dieselman89 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great. So another similar but slightly off-topic question. I purchased a pair of strands. I plan on wearing these shoes outside a lot. My shoe repairman has suggested to remove the leather soles and replace it with a goodyear rubber sole. Has anyone had any experience doing this?
     
  5. Winston S.

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    I would get them Topy'd, but there are purists that think you should just wear the leather souls out. In the long run, if you Topy they will last longer and you won't need to resole (app. $100 - $150) just re-Topy ($30 - $40). Some will argue that Topying will restrict the leather from breathing, but I'm not sure if I believe that.
     
  6. dieselman89

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'll probably do it with topy. I'm thinking for the price of recrafting you can purchase a pair of seconds on sale.
     
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  7. KObalto

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    If your cobbler is suggesting that you replace brand new leather soles with rubber soles, you need a new cobbler. If he is suggesting you replace them with rubber when they wear out, that is different.
     
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    They are a very reputable cobbler in the area. What's done is done I guess
     

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