B.Nelson does a great job

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    This whole concept more or less ignores the fact that good shoes are constructed the way they are so that the sole may be replaced fairly easily and the shoe restored to its original lines/sleekness, etc..

    That said, once you get going down this path the logical next step is to put topy on topy so that the topy never has to be replaced.

    I've seen it.


    Wise words indeed
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    People with metal taps: do you get funny looks from others when you walk on hard surfaces? The click clacks must conjure images of tapdancing

    sometimes from idiots only, though.
     
  3. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This whole concept more or less ignores the fact that good shoes are constructed the way they are so that the sole may be replaced fairly easily and the shoe restored to its original lines/sleekness, etc..

    That said, once you get going down this path the logical next step is to put topy on topy so that the topy never has to be replaced.

    I've seen it.





    Wise words indeed


    Never seen that. But I didn't get to the billion mark yet either.
     
  4. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    People with metal taps: do you get funny looks from others when you walk on hard surfaces? The click clacks must conjure images of tapdancing

    the flush units don't make much if any noise from what I've experienced.
     
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    the flush units don't make much if any noise from what I've experienced.
    +1. Mine don't make any noise.
     
  6. pwy95a

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    EG Chelseas...Happy with the work except they didn't get the stitching nailed on the waist of the sole...came undone...I took them back and they tried using glue, but it came undone again. I'm sure if they had another shot they'd get it right, but for me the wait time is a big deal. Would likely give them another shot but they gotta nail it on the 1st try...
     
  7. Benjamin E.

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    I have 2 pairs of dress shoes: a vintage pair of Florsheim Kenmoors and a pair of English made monkstraps. The Kenmoors have a metal heel plate (not flush) and the monks have leather heels with nails that have become rather exposed. The Kenmoors make a clicking sound on stone surfaces, but it's nothing like the clamor the monks make. They're loud and very slippery, so I'll probably get a piece of rubber put over the heels so they're more wearable. While I don't think I get funny looks now, when I wore dress shoes in high school, kids would turn around in the hall looking to see if a teacher was coming.
     
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    poissa Senior member

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    what is JR?
     
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    Just go ahead and have the heel changed to rubber. I have a pair of vintage florshiems that had that same issue with the nails. That was the first thing I did, and I'm tremendously happy that I did it. The original stacked leather with vibram. It'll cost you the same as any reheeling, around $20. Prices may vary in the New York market.


    A brand that makes top grade sole leather.
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    actually, one could learn to walk instead of destroying a piece of history, imo.
     
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    Yes - try to walk a bit slower. You will learn how to walk in them after a few times when you almost fall. Granted I have never walked in the v-cleat (I've been looking for a pair and refuse to buy a pair without it), but I have a pair of shoes with a double row of nails all the way around the heel that was very slippery before I learned to walk correctly.
     
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    I gotta add my feedback. After viewing the Nelson website, I expected a refinishing job, as advertised, I brought in a pair of PS stuarts choice boots with danite soles and asked for such. They replaced the danite soles and charged me $100 but there appeared to be 0 upper refinishing or and other changes beyond sole replacement. I was less than impressed. perhaps I didn't ask correctly, or didn't notice the subtle changes they made.
     
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    Why does this not surprise me?...
     
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    Can B Nelson resole Blake rapid shoes specifically Ron Rider's ?
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He has resoled blake rapid shoes that I own, but I have been wondering about my rider boots as well. The welt almost looks like it is pierced with an awl. Very large uniform holes. I would imagine if a machine were to just run through it again without being matched up properly to the holes it could come out looking very ugly.
     
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