1. Styleforum Gives - Holiday Charity Auction 10: A full set of Aesop's Fables pocket squares from Vanda Fine Clothing

    We are very proud to present this year's edition of the Styleforum Holiday Charity Auctions, this year in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane (www.rmhcspokane.org). Each Auction lasts 24 hours. Please follow and bid on all the auctions.

    The 10th auction of the year is for a full set of Aesop's Fable's pocket squares from Vanda Fine Clothing. Please bid often and generously here

    Fok and the Styleforum Team.

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

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!

Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. bullswin

    bullswin Senior Member

    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    

    I'm not sure I understand your question. I was just stating a rough ballpark guess as to how much prior wear the shoes may have had. I generally don't do anything to protect/care for the soles... if I should be doing something, I'm definitely all ears...
     


  2. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut
    

    well, there's no consensus on this. one method is to use a special oil for that. this treatment is recommended e.g. twice a year. northhampton novice is the real expert on these kind of things.
     


  3. NORE

    NORE Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,495
    Likes Received:
    300
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2010
    Location:
    Back On Here
    

    I have sort of a high instep but then I did only size up .5 with my shoes on the Simpson and Alcudia lasts. With the Simpson there is a V shape at the laces, but not too bad. The Alcudias fit me better, which confuses me further because I do not consider my feet narrow.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012


  4. gyasih

    gyasih Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,478
    Likes Received:
    854
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Nore, I don't appreciate you talking about my instep, Bro :D. I don't consider my instep high. The Simpson last is the only shoe that I EVER had that problem with. So, I don't know what to think. I sized them up .5 from all my C&J's, both 348 and 341 lasts.

    Oh, I grabbed something today, I love NY

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012


  5. Gdot

    Gdot Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,248
    Likes Received:
    275
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    The boot rulz! 348 last? Is that brown?

    I sized up a half from C&J 348 and 341 to Carmina Simpson and Rain as well. So far seems to be working for me.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012


  6. gyasih

    gyasih Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,478
    Likes Received:
    854
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Yes and Yes. They had a 10.5 in black left too and a brown in another size.
     


  7. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior Member

    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    

    No expert, but no longer a novice either!

    Fritzl is right, there is no genuine consensus on this.

    But several products do exist to 'care for' your leather soles. I would only suggest you consider this range of products if 1) You are really hard on your leather soles, and/or 2) You regularly walk in the rain or 3) You own shoes which have leather soles which are known to have a propensity to wear down relatively quickly (e.g. I include C&J Benchgrade in this category and some Lobbs).

    Leather sole oil is the most common, it should not be used on new or newish soles and should not be used on cemented soles. It claims to make your soles last longer, in my limited experience it did work. I've heard similar results can be achieved by working v.small amounts of neutral wax into the soles - I've never tried this but just remember to buff properly and not to do this on new/newish soles!
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012


  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,586
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    
    good looking cap toe, enjoy wearing
     


  9. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    12,120
    Likes Received:
    2,586
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    [​IMG]
    color 8 lhs
    argyles otc
     


  10. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut
    

    i agree with everything, but imo, you should consider it not "only" but "anyway". actually, it makes no sense use it on new rtw soles due they are laquered/sealed or whatever nonsense they do to make a showcase of them. to absorb the product(s) the soles must be slightly scuffed, which is given after two or three day wears on mixed surfaces. e.g. the kitons have the ideal condition to do it hence i mentioned it.

    if you cannot get your hand on the sole oil, the wax method is sufficient. in my experience, it enhances the life span immensly. btw NN, i use gutra and it's fantastic.
     


  11. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior Member

    Messages:
    682
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Yes on new soles, not only is the sole oil completely unnecessary, it will in fact not impart any benefit to the soles. I am a fan of Gutra but here in the UK I can also recommend Chelsea Leather Food as it's easier to obtain.

    Once you have bought a bottle of leather oil - it last's for Years, I've had mine since 2007.
     


  12. SpooPoker

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

    Messages:
    37,401
    Likes Received:
    43,216
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    

    Is 2012 Gyasih the 2011 NAMOR? :lol: You have been on a kop streak bro.

    Whats the deets on those?
     


  13. gyasih

    gyasih Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,478
    Likes Received:
    854
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    

    I don't know about that. I have just begun to get a real shoe wardrobe. I am working to get about 14 pairs of good, versatile shoes. My wife on the other hand, has 25 pairs of just CL's (not an indication of quality, but definitely in the price range of what I am kopping).

    Nothing special, C&J Northcote.
     


  14. SpooPoker

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

    Messages:
    37,401
    Likes Received:
    43,216
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    LuxeSwap
    

    You have showed your wife my eBay link, correct? :D
     


  15. gyasih

    gyasih Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,478
    Likes Received:
    854
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    ^^ She don't need anymore shoes! I did look though, Bro.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by