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Crepe sole?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by XeF4, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior member

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    I just purchased some boots with a crepe rubber sole. It feels like they could wear off in a walk through the park. Does anybody know how to care for these?
     
  2. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Don't walk on abrasive surfaces.
     
  3. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior member

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    How about don't walk in them at all?

    If you are going to be a smartass at least commit to it.
     
  4. jet

    jet Senior member

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    It's all in the details my friend, you'll learn.
     
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    cldpsu Senior member

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    XeF4, I recommend using ugly jil sander pieces to step on for protection
     
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  6. bach

    bach Senior member

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    XeF4, I recommend using ugly jil sander pieces to step on for protection

    i lol'd.
     
  7. jet

    jet Senior member

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    XeF4, I recommend using ugly jil sander pieces to step on for protection

    The best being marble prints in my experience.
     
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    ghulkhan Senior member

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    Vibram soles. Your cobbler can put em on for 50 bucks.
     
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    "Use strong soap and water to get any oil or grease off them. Cover soles in thin sheet like one they probably shipped in to keep clean when in storage. Store in a cool place."

    I think the sole wearing down around the edges is SOP. They should last you a long time though.
     
  11. ghulkhan

    ghulkhan Senior member

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    Vibram soles would be better though.
     
  12. JesseJB

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    My crepe sole wore through on my desert boots today. Actually more like a small crack in the middle of the sole. From being at work and resting my feet on my office chair legs all day.

    I just really hate that feeling as youre walking in the rain and your foot is wet. That means its time.

    Can crepe even be repaired? Maybe I can cheat and just take a lighter to it and it'll melt back together! [​IMG]
     
  13. Lostinthesupermarket

    Lostinthesupermarket Senior member

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    Crepe is plantation rubber so eventually it perishes, gets hard and then splits. Until then it's about the most comfortable material for soles that you can get though.
     
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    Out of curiousity, what are the advantages of crepe over the traditional rubber sole?
     
  15. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Senior member

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    crepe is quieter in the field
    it provides better insulation
    it is more shock absorbent
    it looks better on a wallabee, desert, hunting or mountaineering boot (IMO)
    it does not track mud or dirt (as much as a lugged sole)
    it can be used as an eraser
    they are savory or sweet
     
  16. rbny

    rbny Senior member

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    I agree that crepe soles are just about the most comfortable soles for boots/shoes. I do know that they don't last very long and are less of a hard wearing sole than vibram-type soles. But like I've said in another post, their meant to be comfortable not durable. You will still get some mileage out them and I would just keep replacing them when they wear down. At least for me, comfort is more important.
     
  17. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Right now I'm wearing a pair of longwings with a crepe sole. Amazing comfort.
     
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    it can be used as an eraser
    lol
     
  19. chowchow

    chowchow Senior member

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    crepe sole is the most comfortable sole you can find
    so there is a trade off between durability and comfort
     
  20. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Although I like crepe soles for comfort, I still think they're ugly. I have one pair of shoes with the sole and won't buy another until these wear out.
     

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