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What is the BEST way to put rubber on leather soled shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    There are a couple of threads discussing the pros and cons of adding rubber to leather soled shoes, but none of them really do a great job of discussing the various options for doing it. I am going to do this to 6-8 pairs (not sure about two of them), but I want to make sure I maximize the benefits while minimizing the costs.

    What I'm curious about is:
    What type of rubber should I have put on?
    How much of the sole should I cover?
    How thick should the rubber be?

    I'm thinking is simply covering the ball tread (?) of the outsole. I might see about having the rubber split into 2/3 sections to allow for greater breathability, also leaving a quarter centimeter or so between rubber and the edge of the sole).

  2. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2009
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  3. Peter1

    Peter1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2010
    Topy works great for me. Not sure what it costs in the US, but here in Paris it's 15 euros/pair. I think you want it to go all the way to the edge. It covers the forefoot not the arch, and comes in various colors. I don't notice a difference except that I'm not worried about falling on my ass when the sidewalks are wet.

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