Sunken Metal Toe Plates?

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  1. distinctive

    distinctive Senior member

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

    Not this guy:

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    Does anyone know if these can be fitted to the heel of a shoe?

    I going through the 1/4 rubber tip on my C&J's like crazy
     
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    Hey pal, the cheapest shoes I have are made by Church. I have pairs I bought almost 30 yrs ago and I've never put taps or even used shoe trees and they STILL look fine. And if you have enough pairs of shoes you will never have to resole them (waste of money on a used shoe) By the time they'd need resoling they'd be so old or you'd just want o throw them out anyway. And perhaps if you losers buying the used Lobbs and wasting your money on shoes that most likely don't even fit would just buy a number shoes in your class you wouldn't be worried about that 1 pair of shoes you're wearing and about putting all sorts of protections on them.[​IMG]

    Can someone please respond so I don't have to?
     
  4. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Senior member

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    Many thanks for all of the responses. As B. Nelson is only three blocks away from my job, that sounds like the place to go.

    Lately, I've been noticing the wear near the tip of the sole. Its probably something 99.9% of the population would never notice or care about. But I've been seeing posts lately with the sunken metal plate and thought it looked nifty. I was thinking of having them put on these:

    John Lobb City II in new gold museum calf, size 9.5E on the 7000 last -

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  5. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    Does anyone know if these can be fitted to the heel of a shoe?

    I going through the 1/4 rubber tip on my C&J's like crazy


    You kick your heels too much, either when landing or when pushing off. Either way you have to fix how you walk rather than fixing your shoes. If you put metal plates on your heels you will slip and fall down with every step.
     
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    Do metal toe plates scratch up hardwood floors?

    no
     
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    Anyone had this done in Chicago?
     
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    You should expect them to.

    only if you do some tip toe dancing...
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    Does anyone know if these can be fitted to the heel of a shoe? I going through the 1/4 rubber tip on my C&J's like crazy
    toe taps are too small for the heel, hence there are heel taps which are thicker, too btw, easier to install.
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    You kick your heels too much, either when landing or when pushing off. Either way you have to fix how you walk rather than fixing your shoes. If you put metal plates on your heels you will slip and fall down with every step.

    that's not even funny. think about it.
     
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    only if you do some tip toe dancing...

    Everything scratches hardwood floors. Sand under a leather sole scratches hardwood floors. My metal taps scratch my hardwood floors.

    that's not even funny. think about it.

    Wass meinst dabei?
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    1. Everything scratches hardwood floors. Sand under a leather sole scratches hardwood floors. My metal taps scratch my hardwood floors.

    2. Wass meinst dabei?


    1. there's scratching and scratching, agreed?

    2. dass ich in sechzehn jahren und absatzeisen auf dreissig paar schuhen sehr selten gerutscht bin.
     
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    VIP Shoe restorer on 55 and lex does it too, they are "Bnelson certified" according to an instore banner. I usually put metal infront and plastic in the back.

    They will scratch up hard wood floor, when I accidentally kick my office furniture, it leaves a mark. I do look forward to kicking someone in the shin with them.
     
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    1. there's scratching and scratching, agreed?

    2. dass ich in sechzehn jahren und absatzeisen auf dreissig paar schuhen sehr selten gerutscht bin.


    1. jawohl, aber wir wissen nicht welche meint der OP, oder vielleicht seine Frau [​IMG]
    2. also, du laufst sehr gern, und der andere nicht so viel.

    (ach, ich habe so wenig Deutsch gelehrnt und so viel vergessen [​IMG]
     
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    VIP Shoe restorer on 55 and lex does it too, they are "Bnelson certified" according to an instore banner. I usually put metal infront and plastic in the back.

    They will scratch up hard wood floor, when I accidentally kick my office furniture, it leaves a mark. I do look forward to kicking someone in the shin with them.


    Let's do a little experiment. Go into VIP Shoe Restorer and ask Nick - the boss - for directions to B. Nelson [​IMG]
     

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