- Jul 5, 2019
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Thanks for sharing the interview. I'm a bit saddend to hear that going forward, the beveled waists may eventually be phased out. Although I also hope someone from CU might be able to chime in.I have a feeling that they are removing that particular feature from their line moving forward as mentioned by Daniel in an interview with Stitchdown. You can read the full interview with Stitchdown here but this is what Daniel said regarding the beveled waist in the interview.
"Coming from a bespoke shoe, you always have a beveled waist. So as we developed our collection, we worked with a master shoemaker to come up with our own sole. And at the time, I was obsessed with that and I thought it was the key to our success. So we did the beveled waist, and came up with a different shank. And in a way we created a mess, because that’s a lot of handwork for $395. So from what I’ve learned, now a lot of the new shoes will not have that. Especially because also in the US, you will not find a lot of cobblers who can resole that whole thing. They can resole the shoes, but not recreate that beautiful waist. "
I'm not sure if i'm interpreting this correctly but I hope someone from the team can address this here.
It did occur to me that getting a resole with an OEM-like beveled waist would be next to impossible. As a result, I only wore the shoes in the house while deliberating whether or not to have sole guards installed. Ultimately I got sole guards and flush mount toe plates installed, and hopefully then will be able to keep the OE beveled soles indefinitely.