Gaziano & Girling Appreciation & Shoe Appreciation Thread (including reviews, purchases, pictures, e

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It looks like the original heel to me and the heel is the first to need replacing. Push with your thumb into the centre of the sole: if it feels hard, the sole is fine. If it feels soft and spongy, the sole will need replacing soon.
     


  2. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    BS is right - soft and spongy means you're near the cork filling....

    I see the picture is also exposing the stitches where its been channeled (around the edges). Many people seem to get overly
    concerned when they see this. Perfectly fine.
     
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  3. daizawaguy

    daizawaguy Senior member

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    Think youre fine. They seem a bit dry - if I were you I`d put a neutral leather lotion on the soles - will make them last that extra stretch
     


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    That pair has been worn plenty but evenly. It's odd to see that even the fiddle back shows signs if contact
     


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    With this amount of wear, is it advisable to get it topied at this stage?

    Thinking of extending the 'sole life' as much as possible before a resole. I'm just afraid that applying topy will weaken the actual leather sole further.
     


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    yes sir, there's something not quite right about that.
     


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    nickrut Senior member

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    I'd think the contact on the fiddle back could just be from uneven ground. If you're walking on a sidewalk and a piece is raised the fiddle will hit. Then again I weigh a fair amount so maybe I'm weird.
     


  8. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    i do a lot of outdoor walking on crappy downtown pavement, and concrete steps in the garage. i get wear on the fiddle, too.
     


  9. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Gaziano & Girling Hayes


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    Hampton Senior member

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  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    fantastical!
     


  12. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I received these a couple of weeks ago, just getting around to posting them.




    Thank you.
     


  13. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I have these also, my first and only pair of GG's. I really like them
     


  14. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    This is wrong on so many levels. Uneven or rough ground, seat/chair and posture, or different daily activities would all cause wear at the waist of shoes...

    But then it's another story for shoe collectors/exhibitionists.
     


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    Great choice.

    Great minds think alike. LOL
     


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