My Westons are *trying* to kill me!!!!

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  1. Fez

    Fez Active Member

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    Today, a rainy day in Freedom, I slipped on my Weston Savile 574s to run some errands. They're leathersoled, but I figured that having worn them and broken them in I wouldn't have serious issues walking around. Well, I slipped and fell on the stairs in the metro, slipped and had to catch myself in the street, and kept feeling the soles were very slippery walking around. This hasn;t been the case with other leather-soled shoes I've worn in the rain (Green, Trickers, C&J) -- has anyone else been betrayed by their Westons?

    RJMan, is was terribly rainy yesterday and the same thing happened to a girl I know - she slipped pretty hard when coming out of the metro station (mind you she was wearing large heels). I also took the metro later that night (and decided to wear some rubber soled Geox's just in case) and even with rubber soled shoes on it was really slippery. It was really strange because it was so wet that it actually looked like it rained INSIDE the metro station.
     


  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    It was really strange because it was so wet that it actually looked like it rained INSIDE the metro station.
    Yeah, it was nasty -- reminded me of rainy days in the New York subway where you don't want to look at what you're walking over or, if unlucky, in.

    What exactly are you a grad student of? Are you American?

    Medwards: Olga should be satisfied -- I just spent out for the Berluti vanity history from an OOP bookseller... and perhaps it is the water, but I've begun daydreaming of Berluti bespoke. Perhaps I need some reason talked into me. I actually changed into my rubber-soled Berlutis when I went out again yesterday and felt a lot safer.
     


  3. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I think it is leather soles in general that are bad in the wet. Both my Grenson Masterpieces and Westons are murder in the rain. That is I think felt that I was going to die the 2 times I wore time in the wet. So far I have been too lazy to toss a topy on them. I'm just using rubber soles shoes in the rain.
     


  4. j

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    I have noticed that EG soles are much better in the wet than my Church's, Bally, or Loake, or any other leather soles for that matter. My EG boots rarely slip, and they also are much quieter than other leather soles.
     


  5. dorian

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    I had no trouble with my EGs this weekend in Paris (despite nearly ruining them!) - except when running to catch the Eurostar at Gare du Nord I nearly took a nasty spill... but that may have been the hangover. I've a pair of Grenson Masterpieces that I bought for the rain which are positively lethal on anything but bone dry pavement.

    RJ - have a sit down with Andrew for a sobering chat. [​IMG]

    A - Not that you should stop your shoe expenditure... it's just set up a bullseye on ya! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    EDIT: The thought of five hours strolling in the Paris rain with a beautiful woman is forcing me to retract any implied regret of ruining a pair of shoes. I mean, who needs them anyway... [​IMG]
     


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    johnapril Senior member

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    Chuck Norris, so fast, roundhouse kick, misperceived as slippery soles.
     


  7. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The thought of five hours strolling in the Paris rain with a beautiful woman is forcing me to retract any implied regret of ruining a pair of shoes. I mean, who needs them anyway... [​IMG]

    Women or shoes???

    L'HommeRJ, it sounds like Shannon boot weather. You do have a pair as I recall. [​IMG]
     


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    Women or shoes???

    Shoes, man, shoes! [​IMG]
     


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    Funny thing - I bought a pair of Peluso (for Too Boot) shoes at FB the other day in preparation for my trip to Freedom. They have rubber soles, but look fairly dressy from the top.

    It is funny/sad that I've now come to the point of spending a decent sum ($130) on shoes that are mainly for getting around in, rather than showing off. This place has deeply, deeply eroded my better financial judgement.
     


  10. RJman

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    Update: Today, they're trying to again! Even on dry floor at Charles de Gaulle airport!
     


  11. PhiloVance

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    I purchased a pair of the EG RLPL brown suede elastic side gorge shoes a few months ago. And everytime I come out of the elevator in the lobby of my building, there I go. Slipping and sliding. I'm sure it is some combination of the shoe and the polished floors. But its only with this one pair of shoes. Its like tradition at this point.
     


  12. pscolari

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    Did they react differently while you were protesting the CPE? Could you still climb on cars, break windows and throw rocks without losing traction?

    Maybe there is something about water and surfaces in Paris? Yesterday outside Carmina on rue l'Opera, I watched a guy crash his scooter in the rain before I left for the airport.
     


  13. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Did they react differently while you were protesting the CPE? Could you still climb on cars, break windows and throw rocks without losing traction?
    I'm very glad I had no chien in this fight. Both sides have ended up looking ridiculous, although it's not directly the students' fault that destructive casseurs took this as an opportunity to raise hell.
     


  14. kolecho

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    RJMan,

    I've had similar problems with my leather-soled Alden cordovan. Cordovan shoes are great for business trips, but I hate landing on my butt when running after planes.

    I am considering sticking a Topy in them. Though it is less elegant, it is a practical solution. I have Topy on two other pairs of dress shoes. They are so reassuring to walk on.
     


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    I'm very glad I had no chien in this fight. Both sides have ended up looking ridiculous, although it's not directly the students' fault that destructive casseurs took this as an opportunity to raise hell.

    Ah. Casseurs. This is the word I couldn't remember yesterday and was at a loss to describe the suburban hooligans.
     


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