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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    For me personally, I don't care whether my soles are closed or not. They are going to wear down and get replaced anyway. Don't get me wrong though, if my shoes have closed channeling that is what I am going to get them resoled with. All in all the way the soles are attached don't change the fact that if they are goodyear welted they are already and more seriously flawed, which brings me to a question. If gemming rots, or slips, can it be repaired? Can it be replaced? If an insole wears badly enough that makes the shoe unwearable, can it be replaced?
     
  2. DWFII

    DWFII Well-Known Member

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    To do it correctly requires the original last and essentially recrafting--relasting, replacing the gemming, the welting, and sometimes the insole.

    The same applies to the insole, naturally...the original last, relasting, rewelting and rebottoming.
     
  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Well-Known Member

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    So basically, not worth it.
     
  4. NORE

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    I wrote so much I forgot what my initial response/question was :blush:


    Good to know. My shoes are going back to the manufacturer no matter the cost.

    Thanks
     
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  5. wishiwasricher

    wishiwasricher Well-Known Member

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    Great collection- for the unwise- can you possibly give details for each of the shoes? (Particulalry the first and the last! I'm in the market for some chestnut/tan shoes and i like the look of these!)

     
  6. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Well-Known Member

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    "shoe damage"

    my favorite grenson-for-p-stuart just did this. shouldve had them toe-tapped.

    [​IMG]

    cause for panic and immediate resoling?
     
  7. patrickBOOTH

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    Pssh, I'd leave it alone for a good while. If you get the metal taps that would be filed down anyway.
     
  8. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Well-Known Member

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    You can do this: topy the toe. Since I don't like the metal sound, I got the toes topy'ed.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. patrickBOOTH

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    I really hate you topy people.
     
  10. lychyrychy

    lychyrychy Well-Known Member

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    I don't like topy either but I wear my toes out extremely quick and the only way to protect the toes without using the metal sounds is topy :) . Topy also doesn't put scratches on my wooden floor while the metal piece would ruin my expense wooden floor.
     
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  11. patrickBOOTH

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    Not if they are the flush ones. My wooden floors are unscathed.
     
  12. lychyrychy

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    Oh that's good to know. Now I need to find a cobbler who can do the job in LA.
     
  13. DWFII

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    Cosmetic mostly. The stitches are exposed and will begin to wear now. But if the stitching was done correctly, you can wear the exposed stitches all the way off (probably roughly half way through the outsole) before it will be in any danger.
     
  14. isshinryu101

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    some of those fabulous shoes have failed gemming?
     
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    The first is from the Scribe line by Bally - extremely solidly built shoes.
     
  16. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    The last pair is the Archdale by Barker Black.
     
  17. Burton

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    PB I am with you. I hate the topys and I have never had a problem with the metal toe covers on the front of the shoe scratching the floor. Ocassionally, by accident, they scratch the front of my bosses desk. :sneaky2:
     
  18. SpooPoker

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    If thats the worst thing that happens on that side of the desk, you're doin alright.
     
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  19. Burton

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    I would have to agree with that, Spoo. However, I am hoping he doesn't check out some of the slice marks. :)
     
  20. Pliny

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    thanks, had a look but I'm not seeing any flip flops, more's the pity



    pics of US bespoke very welcome - love to see some of Vogel's work e.g.





    Thank you for sharing this B. I, for one, make no judgements. [​IMG]
     
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