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Monks / Rubber Soles

Richie418

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I realize there have been many posts as of late on monks, however after looking them over I am still unsure where to look. I am hoping to purchase a pair of brown, cordovan or walnut monks for use with suits or casual pants. Does anyone have any options that have rubber soles (not lug) as my work conditions are not great on leather soles. Money is not a huge issue (ideally 500 or a bit more).

Any help will be appreciated ...
 

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Just to widen your options, any shoe repair shop can put these thin rubber soles on your shoes (commonly referred to as "Topy"s). They are super duper durable (I have had some shoes for years with them and they display virtually no wear) and if they do wear down your shoe repair guy can just rip them off and replace them. They are extremely thin and don't make your shoes look bad. Some people put them on all their leather soled shoes to protect the soles.

So my suggestion would be to just pick the monks you like best (my favorite: C&J Savile) and have them Topy'd.
 

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Is there any disadvantage to putting them on all leather soled shoes one owns?
 

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Originally Posted by Liquidus
Is there any disadvantage to putting them on all leather soled shoes one owns?

In my opinion, no. Well, as long as you've got the money.
Others may disagree, as it does add 1/16" or whatever to the height of the sole.
 

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Originally Posted by bleachboy
In my opinion, no. Well, as long as you've got the money.
Others may disagree, as it does add 1/16" or whatever to the height of the sole.


Any truth to some of the debate that I have read stating they are bad for the soles?

I've read that they can dry out the leather causing them to crack?
 

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Originally Posted by Richie418
Any truth to some of the debate that I have read stating they are bad for the soles?

I've read that they can dry out the leather causing them to crack?


I don't know. It's never caused me any problems.
 

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I believe Alden may do it for you if you asked them.
 

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Originally Posted by Metlin
I believe Alden may do it for you if you asked them.

This is true. So will C&J, Edward Green, etc. But you'll have to wait a while and stuff.
 

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