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Dress shoe damage diagnosis

TheD0n

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I had to wear my Peal & Co. shoes on slushy, salty sidewalks a few times, and I've only had them 6 weeks.

I don't know shoes very well - how bad is the damage to the soles?


 

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Step on a pile of dog poo. I heard fertilizers are good for leather soles.
 

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listen to your pop, never leave home without rubbers


(I know nothing about your problem there... but I suspect put in some trees they'll be fine)
 

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Originally Posted by Master-Classter
listen to your pop, never leave home without rubbers


(I know nothing about your problem there... but I suspect put in some trees they'll be fine)


how would trees help with soles? (just curious).
 

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Wait, what is the problem here? I walked on snow/salt all the time (Chicago), and they never really have any problem.
 

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Originally Posted by onix
Wait, what is the problem here? I walked on snow/salt all the time (Chicago), and they never really have any problem.

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You havent got a problem here thats what a sole looks like when its been used especially in salty conditions. When you get home after walking in wet salty conditions wipe with damp cloth, stick shoe trees in and wait to dry simples.
 

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I dont see a problem with the soles. As long as the uppers dont show the same kind of stain, you are fine. Get some shoes with rubber on the bottom (i.e. vibram or commando sole).
 

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Topys are necessary. Some people don't like them, but they are being unrealistic in my opinion. Leather soles deteriorate. The stitching will also in time, if exposed to friction, pavement, and weather.
 

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I wouldn't worry about the soles of your shoes as they are the easiest thing to replace and a bitch to really screw up so badly that you need new ones, (other than wearing a hole through them). Just don't get salt on the uppers. Salt mixed with slush and water gets into the pores of the leather and dries the hell out of them. I have seen some really warped leather because of this. Vinegar can be used to remove salt stains, but be sure to condition like nuts if this happens. Best case, have a pair of beater shoes.
 

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Originally Posted by aguydude
how would trees help with soles? (just curious).

I meant if you're worried about water damage further into the shoe or that they're going to curl up or something. Shoe trees'll keep them straight and help air them out.
 

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Just wear them and don't frret this is nothing serious.
 

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No problem for the soles, but check the upper; it's difficult to walk through snow and slush with a vibram or dainite sole without getting salt on the uppers let alone with a thin leather sole.

Having said that, how did you stay on your feet walking through that crap with just a leather sole?
 

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Originally Posted by TheD0n
I had to wear my Peal & Co. shoes on slushy, salty sidewalks a few times, and I've only had them 6 weeks.

I don't know shoes very well - how bad is the damage to the soles?




No...you really didn't!!
Buy some rubbers!!
 

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