Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    "Corrective Shoes" Haven't heard that one in a long time.

    When I was a child it was a common threat among parents. "Put your shoes on, tie your shoes, you don't want to ruin your feet do you?" If you do you'll end up like 'johnny' and have to wear 'corrective shoes'.

    These sorts of shoes, for children anyway were usually quite ugly. Not sure they actually did anything more than torture the child - but they weren't uncommon.

    Hell, I'm not even sure what problems were being 'corrected' but I seem to remember talk of low arches, pigeon toes, bow legs, etc. etc.
     
  2. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :lol:
     
  3. jhcam8

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    The old Wright Arch Preserver shoe was used before orthotics became wide spread.
     
  4. meister

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    Just an observaion. Why do all the Wright Arch preserver shoes on eBay always come in narrow widths?
     
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    You'd think there'd be a variety of widths.
     
  6. meister

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    Honestly I have nveer seen a solitary pair in like 10.5D FWIW.
     
  7. isshinryu101

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    My 91 year old cobbler believes that most shoes made now are too wide for the wearers. He laments the days when it was Job #1 to make sure a pair of shoes fit perfectly. Having 5 narrow widths and 3 wide ones has been replaced (for the most part) with Medium, Wide & Narrow. Many top brands don't even offer ANY width choices. Generic shoes if you will.

    In the 1920's and 1930's, there were even some US makers that manufactured 1/4 sizes. Fit (and the resulting comfort) was king.
     
  8. fritzl

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    my first shoe circle, enjoy

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    ps: appologizes to spoo-master, carrying a dozen of single shoes is already a hassle, :D
     
  9. MalfordOfLondon

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    Very nice - would love to see some closer shots. Are those at just after 3 o'clock green? If so - what's the story?
     
  10. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    This 65 year old cordwainer agrees.
     
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  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    steve, i have taken around two hundred pictures today. i'll do some later.

    ad hoc: the green one is fake exotic. i received the hide as a "gift" and had them made up. the shoe is featured. will bring'em up asap.
     
  12. MalfordOfLondon

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    What do you pair them with? I'm struggling with those green EG monkstraps...
     
  13. ThinkDerm

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    would love to see close ups. great start
     
  14. fritzl

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    teaser:

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    watch: speedmaster professional, 25th anniversary
     
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    denim
     

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