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Question about Hugo boss derby shoes, sole

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bertnaked, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Bertnaked

    Bertnaked Member

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    I bought these at the store the other day:

    http://www.hugoboss.com/us/'carmons...prefn1=style&prefv1=Dress+Shoes&sz=96&start=1

    Hugo Boss derbys. I asked the seller about the soles, about if they were leather, and sewn onto the shoes under the rubber.
    They cost about 390$, so they had to be something like that. He wasn't sure, but said that they probably were.

    So if they are worn in a few years, and I'd like to change the sole. Is that possible? And if yes, would that be that they have to glue
    a new rubbery thing under it?
     


  2. Astaroth

    Astaroth Senior Member

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    The "Materials" section of the link you put and it states the sole is 46% compressed wood fibres, 28% Leather, 26% TPU (aka plastic) and so it sounds in line with what you've been told (other than the sewn element, it is probably cemented/glued on)

    Any shoes you can glue a replacement sole to the sole. I personally would be surprised if they were goodyear or blake stitched meaning the glued soles are your only future repair option.
     


  3. Bertnaked

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    Ah, ok. That feels a bit cheap to me, that's why I'm swapping these for a pair of 1880 Loakes.
    Depending if I can get them to pay me back that is.
     


  4. Bertnaked

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    So they agreed to give me my money back. Getting these tomorrow

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