Can I replace these soles?

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  1. stanford88

    stanford88 Senior member

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    Hi All,

    I've read through the prior threads regarding rubber vs. leather soles. But I have a more specific question: can I replace these soles on the following two pairs of shoes?

    A. Tods
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    B. LV Sneakers
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    Thanks in advance!
    Thomas
     


  2. coolwaterz

    coolwaterz Well-Known Member

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    im sure someone else will know, but i just had to say the soles on the first pair look like orthopedic shoe soles..why would you buy them if the soles were that gross
     


  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I don't think so. 'You wears 'em out, you throws 'em out.'
    when they get even more worn, keep them for trips to the corner store or donate.
     


  4. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    sorry but these soles are molded to the uppers, not sewn. cant change that.
     


  5. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes....a competent cobbler will sand down whats left of the original sole and apply a new one.
     


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    Yes....a competent cobbler will sand down whats left of the original sole and apply a new one.
    Sorry but no. Sanding down is easy. Trying to glue a new sole to either of these shoes will not work for these types of shoes, and a reputable cobbler will tell you the same thing. Cobblers epoxy will not stick properly to the rubber, especially in the case of the TOD's. Any new sole a cobbler tries to glue on will peel off 100% within a day of wear. These shoes are a fashion statement. They were meant to be disposable, sorry.
     


  7. Tarmac

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    I think Nick V is right and Lint is wrong.

    Adding rubber is no big deal. It will still look stupid
     


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    I think Nick V is right and Lint is wrong.

    Adding rubber is no big deal. It will still look stupid


    I've already tried this on my own pair of TOD's. The new soles peeled within 24 hours.
    Can you give your own specific experiences that had positive results?
     


  9. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Sorry but no.
    Sanding down is easy. Trying to glue a new sole to either of these shoes will not work for these types of shoes, and a reputable cobbler will tell you the same thing.
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    you are aware that Nick V is a reputable cobbler?
     


  10. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've already tried this on my own pair of TOD's. The new soles peeled within 24 hours.
    Can you give your own specific experiences that had positive results?


    Another way to go (on the TOD's) is:
    Sand down the dimples, McKay stitch a leather sole and, add a slight heel of approx. 1/4 inch.
     


  11. MyOtherLife

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    you are aware that Nick V is a reputable cobbler?

    Respectfully, I would have to see evidentiary proof that this can be done successfully.
    Sanded down, new sole added, and worn for at least a week and still holding.
    As I have already stated, I tried having this done, and wasted my money.
    Without photos to prove it can be done successfully, no one can reccommend this.
     


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    Another way to go (on the TOD's) is: Sand down the dimples, McKay stitch a leather sole and, add a slight heel of approx. 1/4 inch.
    Next time you do this, can you take some photos. I am interested. Also what would be the cost to the customer?
     


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    Respectfully, I would have to see evidentiary proof that this can be done successfully.
    Sanded down, new sole added, and worn for at least a week and still holding.
    As I have already stated, I tried having this done, and wasted my money.
    Without photos to prove it can be done successfully, no one can reccommend this.


    Just admit that you are wrong and that you took your shoes to a shitty cobbler.
     


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    Just admit that you are wrong and that you took your shoes to a shitty cobbler.

    I don't feed trolls.
     


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    100% of cobblers have the sign "shoe repair" out front, and 98% of the shoes they get are the shitty variety like the above. And they repair them and take the payment for it. Cobblers add rubber to sneakers if you ask them to. You've never heard of this???
     


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