Can this shoe be salvaged??

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  1. brozeus

    brozeus Senior member

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    I have a pair of Testoni captoes that are very gently worn. I love them, and unfortunately so does my 10 month old pup. The soles (rubber) are in pristine condition, as is the left shoe. My pup only got ahold of the right shoe, and you can see the damage he did to the upper around the lace holes. [​IMG]

    Is there any possible repair option here? Im not looking for complete restoration, but just something that would be wearable, perhaps maybe now relegated to more casual wear (the dreaded sportcoat w/ dark jeans option)

    Given the extent of the damage, my gut strongly tells me it would take a miracle worker to revive this shoe, but I figured you guys might have more knowledge. Thanks in advance.
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  2. Drydis Greis

    Drydis Greis Senior member

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    I have a pair of Testoni captoes that are very gently worn. I love them, and unfortunately so does my 10 month old pup. The soles (rubber) are in pristine condition, as is the left shoe. My pup only got ahold of the right shoe, and you can see the damage he did to the upper around the lace holes. [​IMG]

    Is there any possible repair option here? Im not looking for complete restoration, but just something that would be wearable, perhaps maybe now relegated to more casual wear (the dreaded sportcoat w/ dark jeans option)

    Given the extent of the damage, my gut strongly tells me it would take a miracle worker to revive this shoe, but I figured you guys might have more knowledge. Thanks in advance.


    Probably price prohibitive. Better to cut your loss and buy a new pair.
     


  3. idfnl

    idfnl Senior member

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    Whoa, those are pretty wrecked. I doubt there is any solution. A shoemaker might be able to stitch some replacement leather on them but it will never look right, IMO.

    I'd just give the dog the shoes and call it a loss.
     


  4. greekgeek

    greekgeek Senior member

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    Some would pay big money for that look! [​IMG]
     


  5. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Wear them with ripped jeans and start a new trend
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  6. upnorth

    upnorth Senior member

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    If you are an optimist, you may want to check out this thread. I'm not.
     


  7. Chips

    Chips Senior member

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    Those are toast.
     


  8. brozeus

    brozeus Senior member

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    thanks all... thats what I was afraid of...[​IMG]
     


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    Pups are always drawn to the best shoes [​IMG]. No, there is nothing you can do with the shoes [​IMG], but try to find a ball that can be stuffed with dry dog food, it will give your pup something to do when you are out!
     


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    If you are an optimist, you may want to check out this thread. I'm not.
    Those shoes are wack.
     


  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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  12. vintagent

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    I'm with MrMonty on this one; if you could get the pup to artfully chew on the OTHER shoe as well... take off the laces and rock them with jeans and rumpled suit jacket. New trend - be the first, I think it's cool, but I happen to like artful destruction.
     


  13. MyOtherLife

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    Wear them with ripped jeans and start a new trend [​IMG] [​IMG]
    ...and call it 'sprezzaterrier' or 'sprezzateara'
     


  14. brozeus

    brozeus Senior member

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    ...and call it 'sprezzaterrier' or 'sprezzateara'

    ha, funny you say that. dog is a terrier... (schnauzer)
     


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