Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by iroh, Nov 27, 2011.
It doesn't look like a particularly neat method/ end result.
You might want a sharper knife. Looks like you trimmed the soles with a broadsword in the last pic.
Trollolol. First, using a kitchen knife for plastic surgery on an expensive pair of shoes is a bad idea, a razor blade or Xacto knife is the appropriate instrument here. Second, it would have looked much better to make a pattern, just inside the stitching, and cut the rubber before putting it on the shoe.
What they lack in expertise they make up for in unsightliness.
The next time my local cobbler quotes me $25 to put on Toppys I will send him a link to this thread. I'd rather save the $11 and do it myself thank you.
OP, I would have left the rubber stick-on soles completely untrimmed after adhesion. Not only would this have left the clean factory edge to the stick-on soles intact, but the result would have made the shoes look indistinguishable from a pair of really sweet Allen-Edmonds.
^^^^^^ Effective fly paper as well ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Well I guess that's one way to do it. Could be worse, I suppose.
I suppose he could have shit on his shoes afterward!
looks good man. Considering you used a kitchen knife, that looks great
Er, that doesn't look finished at all. Some additional steps that I do:
Prep shoe base by cleaning & abrading.
Glue to both surfaces, not just one.
Hammer & clamp
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