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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. DWFII

    DWFII Well-Known Member

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    The leather toplift is part of a solid heel stack. It provides a bit more stability. Because it is thin it may wear through a bit faster than the rubber "half heel." Which theoretically forces you to replace it before it gets worn to the point it is affecting the alignment of the bones in your feet. The more the heel is worn down the faster the outsole will wear out.
     
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  3. MightnMagic

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    [​IMG]sad story: after living for 20 years I finally figured out that I'm actually an E!(US width)
    however, most of my shoes are D, and I even have a pair of C... I didn't realise I have a serious fit problem when my shoes are crushing my small toes... [​IMG]
     
  4. Chowkin

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    Look like there's not enough space at the insteps?
     
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    Took me 42 years to find out I'm not actually a UK 9! SF is a good, if expensive source of education sometimes. (Still can't get shoes that fit right tho :()
     
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    [​IMG]When I was in high school, I wore US8
    Now US5.5

    But I don't need to worry about size anymore, I'm getting Bestetti's Novecento line[​IMG]
     
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  7. OzzyJones

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    8-5.5!? Did you lose tour toes?
    Novocento? Nice to be a baller!
     
  8. MightnMagic

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    the difference is that, in high school I wore sneakers [​IMG]
    I remember it was air force1
    for any other sneakers us8 was too large though
     
  9. VRaivio

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    Chowkin, if eyelets from left and right close to touch each other, the shoes will develop deep and nasty fissures below laces. Better fit is not tight.
     
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  10. DWFII

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    That's probably right, although the shoes in the photo above are not laced as snuggly as they could be.

    That said, I doubt that there is any correlation between how the facing come together and the creases that develop in the vamp. More likely such "deep and nasty fissures" are a function of the shoe being too big around, all over, for the foot. If a shoe is too roomy in the instep it will likely be proportionally roomy in the forepart--thus making the natural creasing more pronounced.

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  11. wurger

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    Wonderful polishing work from Karl Sussmann on my pair of Saint Crispin's

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  12. j ingevaldsson

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    ^^^ Nice Wurger! Do you have any pics with better lighting conditions?
     
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    X-post from shoe care thread!!
    shoe shinning on some shoes!! hope you ll enjoy[​IMG]
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  14. ThinkDerm

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    Is that color Tobacco?
     
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    ^ Now that's a shine!
     
  16. j ingevaldsson

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    Great work Ben hour, and great shoes!
     
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    in which pear do you refer to?

    thank you very much

    thank you very much Jesper!!
     
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    beauitful. any updated pics?
     
  19. wurger

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    Thanks mate, that's the only photo we took, and the shoes are on my feet now.
     
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    You could shave with those.
     

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