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Crepe sole?

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

  1. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    So when they are listed as crepe sole they aren't, interesting...

    Those are not crepe as I know it to it to be.
     
  2. dixonmanor

    dixonmanor Senior member

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    "Crepe" can refer to various types of rubber, but what this thread is about is called "plantation crepe." It's the soft, gummy rubber used on Clarks and Yuketens.
     
  3. wEstSidE

    wEstSidE Senior member

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    i have worn wallies in the rain multiple times. it's not well suited to it but not because you'll be slipping and sliding. it slides way less than leather soles on wet concrete. it's just not waterproof at all. water will get inside instantly.
     
  4. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    This is why they are slick in the rain. The front area when you walk is flat now from the last 10 months of wear, hence when I'm on tile at work that they wax and they are wet means you slide and pull your hamstring or some shit. [​IMG]
    them there look like the vibram christy soles but there not, wtf. nice but not a crepe sole.
     
  5. whatever123

    whatever123 Senior member

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    So when they are listed as crepe sole they aren't, interesting...

    those also look like the things hot java is selling on the bay. where did you get those and what type of shoes are they?
     
  6. MIKE_JE

    MIKE_JE Senior member

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    those also look like the things hot java is selling on the bay. where did you get those and what type of shoes are they?

    They are some type of Red Wing.
     
  7. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    if you want traction buy the goodyear sole pumas bro
     
  8. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Somewhat related...

    If I want something similar to a Clark's Desert Boot but with no crepe sole, what is my best option?

    Trying to find something that looks similar and is just as inexpensive.
     
  9. narm60

    narm60 Well-Known Member

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    ^^
    Clarks Bushacre
     
  10. cb_32

    cb_32 Senior member

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    Somewhat related...

    If I want something similar to a Clark's Desert Boot but with no crepe sole, what is my best option?

    Trying to find something that looks similar and is just as inexpensive.


    the only desert boot i know of that doesnt have crepe sole is made by red wing but thats expensive
     
  11. 300zx1985

    300zx1985 Senior member

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    Clarks Bushacre


    +1, was thinking the same thing... Ive seen these in person and they just dont seem right compared to the crepe solded DB's to me it has become a trademark
     
  12. H2O

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    I've been wearing Clarks for 10 years, in all seasons, while traveling, and have never had a problem with the crepe sole wearing out. I also don't quite understand what you mean by the crepe soles not being waterproof. Are you wearing them whilst wading or what?

    In fact, my Wallabees have usually been my go-to boots when the weather takes a turn for the worst. In Vancouver, that being rain storms; they've also gotten me through many a-blustery winters in Alberta with no problems. And I find they have awesome traction in the snow! On ice? Not so much. Then again, show me a shoe/boot that doesn't have any slippage. I work outside in the elements and let me tell you: even boots MADE for shitty weather conditions don't always do what they're supposed to do.

    Conclusion: Crepe soles are typically aesthetically hideous BUT, I think they look great on wallabees & desert boots. And as far as durability goes, they hold up well.
     
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  13. TeeKay

    TeeKay Senior member

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    Somewhat related...

    If I want something similar to a Clark's Desert Boot but with no crepe sole, what is my best option?

    Trying to find something that looks similar and is just as inexpensive.


    You mean a chukka?
     
  14. mk.ultra

    mk.ultra Senior member

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    Somewhat related... If I want something similar to a Clark's Desert Boot but with no crepe sole, what is my best option? Trying to find something that looks similar and is just as inexpensive.
    nvm
     
  15. couleur

    couleur Well-Known Member

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    Crepe is probably the most durable sole. Just don't wear the transparent light colours during the rain. I gave two pairs of Balmain boots with crepe sole, one black and the other a transparent yellowish.

    The black one is very durable, have been wearing it for 10 months, still looks in great condition. I just got the other a week ago, and I started to notice how much dirt its been picking up on the lighter colour crepe sole.

    Also try to avoid oil patches in carparks or gasoline stations. Crepe can soak oil and it will be disastrous.

    Your local cobbler can easily fix crepe sole. You don't need to resole them, they can be melted from blocks of crepe and patch back onto the sole.
     
  16. meso

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    [​IMG]
     
  17. JunyaYamamoto

    JunyaYamamoto Senior member

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    so can you resole crepe soles? i have 2 fiorina desert boots and a b-store wallaby shoe with crepe soles that i would like to resole eventually.
     

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