St. Crispin's Appreciation Thread

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  1. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The way I understand it is that the paste that holds it to the insole is somewhat occlusive causing moisture to stay in the shoe rather than become absorbed by the insole and dispelled. I could be off on this, but in theory this seems to be the reason.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'll add that it might not be that big of a deal for Saint Crispins because they do apply a small amount of cork in-between the insole and outsole, which is occlusive.
     


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    I wondered if it might have something to do with retaining moisture, thanks.
     


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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Paste is not occlusive. But it is vulnerable to moisture. And cockroaches.

    I can't speak to what St.C does, but many makers use All Purpose cement to affix sock liners. All purpose is neoprene and toluene based...it is occlusive.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I see.

    Is paste the reason why cockroaches can be found inside of shoes? I had a cockroach problem once and I would be terrified to grab my shoes in the morning as those little bastards would come flying out.
     
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    Well, one of the reasons--paste is usually potato starch, wheat or rice flour, something like that. Lots of different recipes. It's an all you can eat roach buffet.

    Of course, cockroaches may have other reasons for wanting to be in your shoes...they might just want to your friend, patrickBooth.
     


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    Awesome job on the recrafting. I wouldn't expect any less from St. C., but it is still gratifying to see.
     


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    That's some f'up shit. I hope they didn't lay egg at the toe box.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Was a while ago, I don't even own those shoes anymore.
     


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    Probably like moths--if you're using the sweater, Pendleton shirt, etc., regularly, you usually won't have much problem with moths. But if if they're in the dark and undisturbed they can do serious damage...and will definitely lay eggs. .

    Same same with roaches, I suspect. We don't have roaches n the high desert, but I've heard horror stories.
     


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    Why? You are who you are aren't you?
    Pretty simple to me.
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very true, but it's along the same lines as having your Facebook profile private. I'm a much different person in my office than I am in casual conversation. I don't really want to face sitting down at an interview and HR saying, "well you seem like a great candidate, however on Style Forum you said that you, quote 'drag my balls across the soles of my shoes daily' end quote. We cannot tolerate such mischievous behavior in our office and certainly cannot place you in front of a client."
     
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    Good point......Keep the hits coming!!!!
    I still get a chuckle when I think of your compromise regarding the discussion between 1/2 and full soles. Your solution was a 3/4 sole!
     


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