Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Apr 7, 2011.
Ugh, don't even get me started on topy's...
Can you even remove that heat glued-on sole?
Topys are put on with solvent based (MEK) neoprene contact cement.
Or something very like it...who knows what the factories use?
despite the method of glueing. yes, it's pretty easy.
Actually they are not mine, they're one of my client's pairs.
+1, way better than dainite which is heavy and doesn't really give that much grip.
A good discreet solution to your concerns. Topy soles.
are these deco's or main-line??
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.
Leaves, Patrick, Bengal, and DWFII - well done - an excellent and informative read.
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.
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.
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.
My tassels do that with certain socks. A bit of powder in the heel and it goes away.
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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