• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Rubber outsole on CJ handgrades

zip

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2008
Messages
12
Reaction score
0
Would you put rubber outsole on the front and back of the CJ handgrades or just wear it as is ?

Thanks.
 

grimslade

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Mar 31, 2006
Messages
10,883
Reaction score
49
I would wear them as is.
 

Roger

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 26, 2005
Messages
1,937
Reaction score
6
Adding Topy sole covers (and possibly heel-lift replacements) would be one option if greater slip- and wear-resistance are desired.
 

Tarmac

Distinguished Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2006
Messages
7,219
Reaction score
33
I have no problem with them but in general I don't use topys
 

Eagle

Senior Member
Joined
May 28, 2008
Messages
468
Reaction score
1
If a shoe with a 'hard finished' leather sole does not provide secure footing, I have had Topys applied, with good results. So, my answer to your question, Zip, would be ...yes!
 

mimile

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2008
Messages
236
Reaction score
1
Originally Posted by zip
Would you put rubber outsole on the front and back of the CJ handgrades or just wear it as is ?

Thanks.


It depends on what you are looking for. Goodyear-welted shoes with leather outsoles are very flexible when you walk. Adding a rubber outsole would decrease their flexibility and the breathability of the leather. On the opposite hand adding a rubber outsole makes the shoes less slipperyand it also protect the stitching of the outsole. Voilà . Up to you to chose.
 

zip

Member
Joined
Sep 13, 2008
Messages
12
Reaction score
0
Thanks for the replies.

Have one shoe on the way
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 32 3.8%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 144 17.1%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 280 33.2%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 132 15.7%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 71 8.4%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 49 5.8%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 25 3.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 22 2.6%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 17 2.0%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 8 0.9%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 9 1.1%
  • 100+

    Votes: 54 6.4%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
429,248
Messages
9,231,340
Members
193,772
Latest member
Leander walker
Top