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Old Timers: Did anyone like/keep the metal v-cleats?

deveandepot1

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Every used pair I have seen, has had the heel replaced.
If everybody just replaced them, why did Florsheim keep making shoes with the v-cleat?
Pic of v-cleat for lurkers/noobs:
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porcelain monkey

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I have a few that I bought used with the v cleat. I used them until the heels needed replacing. The metal makes them pretty slippery under certain conditions.
 

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I have a pair with the metal v-cleat. Does anyone know if its possible for a cobbler to salvage or reapply it during resoling - reheeling?
 

DWFII

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Originally Posted by enolasfinest
I have a pair with the metal v-cleat. Does anyone know if its possible for a cobbler to salvage or reapply it during resoling - reheeling?
"V" cleats are still available so any repairman can probably replace them. But while the square iron nails are still available, as well, it's a tedious and exacting job to put in a double row. And worse yet that double row will rust and burn up the heel stack. Most of the time you've got to replace at least one lower lift and sometimes two...plus the toplift, of course.
 

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sort of rare to find cobblers who will do the v-cleats. Guess it depends on location and being in a large city.
 

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