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

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Ugh, don't even get me started on topy's... :fu:
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    Can you even remove that heat glued-on sole?
     
  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Topys are put on with solvent based (MEK) neoprene contact cement.

    Or something very like it...who knows what the factories use?
     
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    despite the method of glueing. yes, it's pretty easy.
     
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    Actually they are not mine, they're one of my client's pairs. :)
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    +1, way better than dainite which is heavy and doesn't really give that much grip.
     
  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A good discreet solution to your concerns. Topy soles.
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    are these deco's or main-line??
     
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    The toe is too wide for the Decos, plus the heel is brown leather rather than black. My guess is that they're Sinatras on TG73.
     
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    Yes Correct
     
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    Leaves, Patrick, Bengal, and DWFII - well done - an excellent and informative read.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :) thank you.

    I have my squeakers on today actually. I found out what is causing the squeak. When my foot moves ever so slightly inside the shoes when walking my socks rubbing against the leather insoles creates a loud squeak. I think I might put some leather conditioner in them to maybe make them less slick inside and create more drag. Maybe that shall work. :embar:

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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Can't say for certain but I doubt that your sock is causing the squeak. The insole is, however, very likely involved.

    It generally requires leather rubbing on leather to make a shoe squeak. So the insole may be rubbing against the outsole...in-between them both.

    Shoemakers have been dealing with this problem since time out of mind...all-purpose contact cement, tarred felt, and even French chalk have been used to remembered the situation.
     
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    I am 100% positive it is the sock on the sole. As I sit here I can just wiggle my foot and make it happen.
     
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    My tassels do that with certain socks. A bit of powder in the heel and it goes away.
     
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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Well, I know but every time you wiggle your toes, you're moving the insole. Pushing it against the outsole, flexing it against the outsole.

    I don't know what kind of socks you're wearing but it would be the first time in history...that I know of...where socks were the culprit.

    Sprinkle some French chalk (talc based baby powder) down inside the shoe, French chalk is a good dry lubricant. If it's really the socks the problem will go away, right now. Also change socks.
     

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