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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Well said.
     
  2. OREO

    OREO Senior member

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    I work as a cobbler and a recurring theme at work is the sole separating from the rest of the shoe with a cemented construction. However i believe that water is the main culprit, causing the glue to break down. If going with a cemented construction i would definitely avoid exposure to water. Cemented shoes are more suitable for the summer and definitely not for winter.
     
  3. rossoz

    rossoz Senior member

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    Oreo,

    I have a question for the cobbler.

    I am a male, 5'4" and weigh about 138 lbs. I destroy shoes quickly because I supinate and they always roll to the outside and soon look worn out. This especially true of my golf shoes and loafers. For golf I wear FJ Dry Joys, which are fairly sturdy shoes, but they do not last long due to the problem I described. Since I wear a 7M and tend to have a high foot (?), I do not have room for an orthotic with any thickness. Somehow I would like to build up the outside edge either inside or outside very slightly to help alleviate my problem.

    I would appreciate any ideas you can share with me.

    Thank you in advance.........
     
  4. LynahFaithful

    LynahFaithful Senior member

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    I have a feeling that some may have missed the point with regard to Marcell's video. In addition to being a master shoemaker, he is also a dedicated teacher of shoemaking. He teaches the cemented shoe technique first in his series of courses because, I think, he believes that mastery of this technique is required in order for a person to become a shoemaker. He also teaches courses on designing and making fully handwelted shoes and he has made and posted many videos showing his handwelting technique. He normally does not use the cemented technique for his bespoke customers (including the shoes he made for me) unless the customer specifies that technique. He uses the cemented shoe technique as a teaching tool for beginning shoemakers. He is dedicated to preserving and teaching his craft and this video is just one of those teaching tools.
     
  5. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    I doubt the point was missed by that many people as it is clearly stated in the movie description.....
     
  6. Burton

    Burton Senior member

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    You do realize that even cliches are bored by you.
     
  7. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    wow ... cool ... beautiful ... a form to scream!
     
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  8. FosterandSon

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    Couldn't have put it better, everything about them works.
     
  9. OREO

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    I think you may want to look back into insoles. I have customers with insoles that were specially made for them to relieve walking 'disorders', and with it you might want to find shoes that will accommodate them. Realistically there is no way to build up the outside edge of a shoe, but i would discuss with your local cobbler some options, maybe even stick on soles which are easily replaceable when worn down and considerably cheaper than most other repair work.
     
  10. rossoz

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    Oreo,

    I found a foot and ankle clinic close to home and will visit next week to check out insoles or ???

    Thanks for the input.
     
  11. OREO

    OREO Senior member

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    The clinic is probably the best place to get the best answer/solution for your condition, i hope they are able to help you.
    oreo
     
  12. meister

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    Back to the Future - Day 2

    Late 30s /early 40s Bostonians mild spades. With all the wet weather in Sydney did not want to go out in anything flimsy.

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  13. Chowkin

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    That's a pair of really sturdy shoes! Very nice.

    BTW, I note that they show quite some wrinkles on the forepart - are they too loose there? But there a bug inverted V where you tie the laces. Are the insteps of the shoes too low?
     
  14. meister

    meister Senior member

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    1930s/early 40s shoes are notoriously narrow in the lacing area. The wrinkling is just a product of age and the previous user.

    They had very little wear despite being 70+- years old. Probably sitting in some closet somewhere. Nice waisted mild spade sole. On went the Topy good for another few years.

    American vintage quality.

    This is what America has lost.
     
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  15. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    I'm sure I won't look that good at 70, my friend!
     
  16. isshinryu101

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    1950's Edwin Clapp Saddle Oxfords, 10D.

    The ST is one of the most gorgeous skins of all time. Such a shame they were hunted so heavily in the 1980's. I don't see even the Japanese (who will use Sealskin in a heartbeat) breaking CITES and using them. Of course, in the 1950's, ST was 100% legal and still abundant.

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  17. FosterandSon

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    Good lord they're amazing!
     
  18. meister

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    1950's Edwin Clapp Saddle Oxfords, 10D.

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    Look at the perfect bookmatching of the hide on the two shoes. Edwin Clapp was something else.
     
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  19. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    excellent eye, my friend. I, too was impressed with the symmetry... especially considering that ST is a VERY asymetrical skin to begin with. Mych more difficult than gator or croc.
     
  20. j ingevaldsson

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    Cross post from the Riccardo Bestetti-thread: Received my pair from Riccardo Bestetti this week, a pair of Maverick in antique tan, Novecento semi-bespoke line. Like expected truly amazing shoes, and Riccardo has been a pleasure to deal with. On my blog ( http://www.shoegazing.se ) there's a complete buying guide to Bestettis RTW, MTO and semi-bespoke offerings, pictures of lasts and models, prices, how to order and so on. Also a short review of the shoes. Written in Swedish, but you can use the translation tool on the upper right of the page to make it understandable.

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