- Apr 10, 2011
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CALLING ON HOME SEWERS TO HELP HEALTHCARE WORKERS FIGHTING COVID-19
The lack of proper masks, gowns, and eyewear equipment is making it difficult for health workers to do their work fighting the novel coronavirus. In a recent New York Times article, medical workers said they were worried about how they can both fight the coronavirus without imperiling themselves, as well as their loved ones when they go back home.
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I think the key to s split toe derby is a slightly thicker / double sole... since it is a casual shoe and has a lot going on visually at the vamp and toe.Incidently, you made an excellent choice here. Good sleekness with a rugged sole. No pizza slices there!
I will begin by confessing that I had my doubts about these shoes. Mainly due to the work, leather, detailing, last, and construction at this eyebrow raising low price. Additionally, I am a Edward Green Dover diehard. That trepidation has since been abolished.
I really do enjoy these Sons of Henrey George Split Toe Derbies. They fit my higher instep. They took about 2 wears to feel fine, and after the 5th wear feel broken-in and comfortable. The leather grain is pronounced, but not overly so (like English Grain). A very soft leather. I should have figured this would have worked well because these Delapre leathers are oiled calf leathers. Which explains why the creasing (after 8 wears) is a bit more inconspicuous.
Fantastic work and kudos to you @Notch for putting out an underappreciated, and undervalued (shhhhhh keep that to yourself) shoe.
Considering the price, value offered in terms of leather quality (EG Utah is the same, I can attest to this), and construction these split toes are definitely worth my dollars. Hope you all who were on the fence picked up a pair of any of @Notch shoes during Blk Fri.
Now I have to get on board with any GMTO in llama, or pigskin, or Utah in a Burgundy color. If it exists, please let me know.
Excuse the socks (dress down day) .
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Yes I had a bit of hesitation about that myself. However, considering I have a few pairs of the StCs 575s I would be a hypocrite not to purchase these haha.SoH offer incredible value.. but for some reason i just cant convince myself to buy them coz of the machine stitched apron ..