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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Quick q, what size in J Lobb if I wear 9.5 UK in CJ and 10.5 US in CJ made RL shoes? The shoe in question is the Chambord ...

    thanks for your help
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I pretty much have never-healing shoe damage. Do you think I can benefit from bespoke?

    Taken last night upon sock removal:

    Be warned, kinda gross...
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  3. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Patrick, you just made my day. Wide-screen PCs have never been better.
     
  4. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    Are you frigging kidding??? You need a podiatrist, man!!!

    Did that start from a particular pair of shoes, or are your feet just shaped incredibly odd?

    The problem is that the damage needs time to heal. I assume that wearing any footwear at all irritates your puss filled injuries.

    Bespoke isn't the answer (at least not until you've given that time to heal up).

    Maybe some nice thong sandals for a coupla months?
     
  5. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It happens every now and then. The heel spot happens with about every shoe I own. The toe it is a few different shoes. I find on humid days is when it happens the most. I guess it is swelling from the humidity or something. I just deal with it.
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As an encore here is a sweaty day from last summer:

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  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    ravello nst
    argyles otc
     
  8. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    like, a lot
     
  9. MalfordOfLondon

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    Not sure how I missed these the first time round. These are beautiful. Reminds me that I really should try and build up my suede shoe collection.

    Patrick: those photos made me wince. You need to take a couple of weeks out and rock some sandals!
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I would rather the shoe burn than wear sandals! :slayer:
     
  11. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^^^^
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    Have none of you read my posts for the past 2 years?

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  13. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    I have it, the 'HARD One' for Suede right now..more incoming.
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  14. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I have no certain answers. But the first thing I would do is buy a pair of thick cotton socks. Soft cotton socks.

    Then I would buy a pair of shoes that fit with those socks on. Snug but not too snug.

    Stop wearing thin nylon or synthetic socks.

    Socks can make a big difference, not only in the fit but in the amount of moisture that is held against the skin.

    Another thing I would do is powder your feet with unscented, talc based baby powder (some BP is made of cornstarch).

    If none of that helps I would see a doctor. Open sores like that can get infected quickly and cause serious problems.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    They already have.
     
  16. meister

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    I remember years ago I had an itch on the side of my foot and it would get worse with heat. I put up with it for like one year. I worked in the airlines so 'nuff said where my feet would have been = in a thousand bathtubs. Eventually I just took myself to a foot doctor. Problem identified (fungus) and tablets and topical cream (Lamasil from memory). Went away never re-appeared. You need to get serious.
     
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  17. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    I had a friend in college that felt exactly the same way about bareback lovin'.

    Needless to say, he is no longer with us.
     
  18. VRaivio

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    Isshi, now you've really made my day :D
     
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    Surprised at this. I would have thought that (thin) wool socks would be preferred, due to their better wicking (like) properties?
     
  20. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Cotton wicks quite well. But wool is probably fine. I wear a lot of wool and I just like cotton socks better. Personal preference.

    That said, I was shopping for socks yesterday and while I don't put much energy into buying socks, I didn't see a single pair in wool. Cotton, acrylics, dacron, polyester, etc., even bamboo. But no wool.

    One other thought...some folks are allergic to chrome salts...which can leech out of the leather in wet, warm conditions. Rashes and open sores can result. I've not dealt with a lot of people with chrome allergies but it's not all that uncommon.

    Again a heavier sock would help and making sure the shoemaker uses veg tanned linings, if nothing else..
     

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