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Allen Edmonds - How to deal with leather soles?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by fcong, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. fcong

    fcong Member

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    Recently I started wearing Allen Edmonds, but I still haven't got used to wearing leather soles; by the way, my working environment is kind of a mix of marble (!) and carpet - I'm thinking of sending the shoes to a local cobbler to put up some anti-slippery soles, what do you think - any other suggestions? Thanks!
     


  2. Shawl Lapel

    Shawl Lapel Senior Member

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    Leather soles are slippery when new. Once you've worn them around and broken them in (especially outside on concrete), they won't be so smooth and therefore less slippery. A cobbler could add a topy if you're really concerned.
     


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    Definitely add a rubber outsole. Your ass will thank you later when you didn't slip and fall into the puddle and ruin your new suit.
     


  4. P12OFIT

    P12OFIT Senior Member

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    As stated above once the shoes are worn they will not be nearly as slippery. With that said, I have vtread or vibram on all of my AE shoes because I do lot of walking in my shoes here in NYC.
     


  5. fcong

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    Thank you guys for the suggestions, I appreciate that. These shoes are just beautiful, I should treat them well.

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