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Question on the soles of EG Dover

kolecho

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I just picked up a pair. The entire sole is double sole from toe to heel counter. I recall the ones I saw in London had soles than were double thickness that tapered to single thickness under the arch.

What soles do your Dovers have?
 

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Originally Posted by kolecho
I just picked up a pair. The entire sole is double sole from toe to heel counter. I recall the ones I saw in London had soles than were double thickness that tapered to single thickness under the arch.

What soles do your Dovers have?


I have both. The tapered sole that you refer to is known as HAF in EG lingo.
 

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Originally Posted by kolecho
I just picked up a pair. The entire sole is double sole from toe to heel counter. I recall the ones I saw in London had soles than were double thickness that tapered to single thickness under the arch.

What soles do your Dovers have?


I have a pair with Dainite and a pair with double soles. They're weekend shoes for me.
 

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Originally Posted by aportnoy
I have both. The tapered sole that you refer to is known as HAF in EG lingo.

What does HAF stand for? Is it a standard feature?
 

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Originally Posted by kolecho
What does HAF stand for? Is it a standard feature?

Don't rightly know, but I first encountered it at L'Uomo, Montreal. AFAIK, it's not a standrad feature and usually must be requested at a trunk show.
 

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Originally Posted by kolecho
Hmmm.... interesting. The ones off-the-shelf in London had HAF features.


London's offering could certainly be different than what's offered in the States. It wouldn't be the first time.
 

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Mine have double soles.
 

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I have RLPL's Carters, not Dovers. But they have the HAF.
 

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The Dovers I got at the London sales -- one pair in June 2006, one pair in January 2005, have double soles, no tapering.

Bic
 

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As a standard, Dover comes with (full) double leather soles or, more casual, with rubber soles. Of course if you want, a made-to-order shoe can come with single leather or a HAF double sole.

Actually, I've never seen a Dover in either single leather or HAF soles. Maybe the EG shop ordered recently a batch of Dover in HAF configuration and, depending on sales figures, might continue to do so or return to the standard full double sole.
 

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My Ectons have the HAF soles - ordered them with it. Discussed it with Susie - and she may have mentioned the details about the term (something-at-front perhaps?) - but my sieve-like feeble mind cannot recall.
 

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