Sunken Metal Toe Plates?

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  1. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Senior member

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    Is there a place in NYC to have these put on?
     


  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Just about any shoe repair. What hood are you in?
     


  3. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Is there a place in NYC to have these put on?
    http://www.bnelsonshoes.com/ is where I have sent close to 20 pairs of shoes to have flush mounted toe plates. $35 installed. They do a great job. Had Lobb in NYC add toe taps and whoever they use screwed up the shoes and now I am waiting for a replacement. Don't skimp...use the best.
     


  4. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    I also recommend B. Nelson's. They do a great job and price is very reasonable.

    Their is the nickle half-moon type plates.

    I have yet to find a place that does the brass/copper trapezoidal ones.

    I only have 1 pair of shoes done by Lobb in NY. It came out about the same. So can't really say which is better, IIRC Lobb only charged $30 as oppose to Nelson's $35.
     


  5. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Why? It's only a shoe. You wear it, it gets worn and you throw it out and buy a new pair.

    WTF kind of advice is that. He isn't asking about the same pair of Kenneth Cole shoes that you wear. I'm sure the OP is referring to a pair of Goodyear welted shoes. Maybe they are some Lobb's that cost $1500 and he wants to take proper care of them in order to prolong the $300 resoling fee from Lobb.
     


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

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    Why? It's only a shoe. You wear it, it gets worn and you throw it out and buy a new pair.

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    Add my recommendation for B. Nelsons
     


  8. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Just about any shoe repair. What hood are you in?

    AFAIK there's two - B. Nelson and Olympic Shoe Repair. Anyone else will tell you that they'll do it if you bring the plates.
     


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    Why? It's only a shoe. You wear it, it gets worn and you throw it out and buy a new pair.
    So the quotes in your handle are the ironic kind, eh?
     


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    bnelson is awesome, I send my shoes from MD to him as needed.
     


  11. Infrasonic

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    SG I think the sunken metal plate in your head is due for replacement...
     


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    Why? It's only a shoe. You wear it, it gets worn and you throw it out and buy a new pair.

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    http://www.bnelsonshoes.com/ is where I have sent close to 20 pairs of shoes to have flush mounted toe plates. $35 installed.

    They do a great job.

    Had Lobb in NYC add toe taps and whoever they use screwed up the shoes and now I am waiting for a replacement. Don't skimp...use the best.



    Does anyone have a couple pics of Nelson's work? I'm in PA and would love to send several pairs his way. I couldn't find any descriptive pics on the website linked about. Thanks.
     


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    Do metal toe plates scratch up hardwood floors?
     


  15. alliswell

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    Do metal toe plates scratch up hardwood floors?

    You should expect them to.
     


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