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The Flat Head Engineering Boots issue. HELP!

Calvin as in CALVIN

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So first and foremost, apologies if I posted this in the wrong place. I’ll be more than happy to repost elsewhere.

I purchased these TFH engineer boots from Self Edge and it was the last 9. However, they came with an issue on the right foot.

The right foot doesn’t stand “flat” proportionally to the heel. When you push the heel down you can see that the forefoot is elevated from the ground. I’m not sure what the root of the problem comes from — is it the heel? Is it the whole wooden midsole? Was the Vibram sole constructed incorrectly? In a way, the only way I can see correcting this (which I’m able to when I’m wearing them) is to stand on my heel and flatten the forefoot with my toes. Obviously, this isn’t ideal, but I’m also wondering if this will correct itself over time / wear?

Any suggestions, tips, or even recommendations to someone who can fix/correct this would be much much appreciated!
 

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I’m guessing you can get them to a cobbler and ask them for an opinion. If a resole is required probably $150.
 

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I’m guessing you can get them to a cobbler and ask them for an opinion. If a resole is required probably $150.
Thanks. I've been looking around for one as well in the bay area. some came up but would love to know if anyone out there has a good one they can recommend.

At the end of the day, SE was able to throw in a better price for them so i had to leave the store with them lol
 

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Thanks. I've been looking around for one as well in the bay area. some came up but would love to know if anyone out there has a good one they can recommend.

At the end of the day, SE was able to throw in a better price for them so i had to leave the store with them lol
Brian the bootmaker (Role Club) in LA. Very good work and well known. He's famous for making engineer boots and also does repairs/resoles.
 

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Brian the bootmaker (Role Club) in LA. Very good work and well known. He's famous for making engineer boots and also does repairs/resoles.
i actually shot him an email and DM this morning so waiting on that!

i'll be sure to keep this thread updated for those who run into this problem in the future
 

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As a cobbler myself I see this quite often. If the boots are comfortable to wear out of the box its not a problem, they'll break in and align themselves. If they aren't a good fit now then your best bet is to get them fixed up. Its not a huge deal tbh and ive seen alot worse
 

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Brian is great but wait times are getting up there. Last I heard it was like 3 years for new builds. Not sure what his wait time is for rebuilds though. I'd probably just wear them and let them settle out or return and get something else, like the Lofgren's personally.
 

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As a cobbler myself I see this quite often. If the boots are comfortable to wear out of the box its not a problem, they'll break in and align themselves. If they aren't a good fit now then your best bet is to get them fixed up. Its not a huge deal tbh and ive seen alot worse
that’s reassuring. SE said the same thing but just wanted more opinions from everyone

Brian is great but wait times are getting up there. Last I heard it was like 3 years for new builds. Not sure what his wait time is for rebuilds though. I'd probably just wear them and let them settle out or return and get something else, like the Lofgren's personally.
yeah we’ll see what he says. I’m just being stubborn and want these fixed vs having to go through the process of wearing them into place. It’s not the comfiest feel right now
 

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Took them to a cobbler that was suggested by a member on here.

absolutely love the work and turnout. These feel perfect! The problem was that there was excess layer in the heel and they were able to shave off the necessary amount.

If you need anything boot related I highly recommend them. I live an hour away from them but I’m not taking my business anywhere else but theirs.

Orinda Shoe Repair -https://yelp.to/qTKq/KChm2dweT9
 

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Nice bro! Glad it worked out. I had wanted to check these guys out. Thx for the rec!
 

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