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shoe heels wear out unevenly

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by netsua, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Many better quality shoes have a 'combination heel': the last layer has a rubber corner set into the leather. As the rubber is harder wearing than the leather, this will prevent premature wear (although the rubber will wear down eventually).

    That rubber corner is always on the outside edge.

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  2. mfadam

    mfadam Senior member

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    What are the options when the rubber corner of the heels (like in the picture above) are worn down and close to being gone? Can you replace the heel only or does the shoe need to be re-soled entirely. I've got some Grenson Masterpieces from Paul Stuart with a lot of miles....
     
  3. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

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    you can replace the toplift of the heel.
     

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