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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. kalanigee

    kalanigee Senior member

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    I would totally be uncool with that. Did he seriously pierce/sew through the insole? Just because they are seconds doesn't mean that shoe deserves that type of treatment. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    yeah i dont understand ... how is that the repair? do you have the pics prior to this supposed "repair"
     
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    yes, i couldn't really believe it when i saw it. i feel like the first time i step in a puddle the water will go straight through the sole and into the foot bed.

    they were sold as seconds under the pretense they had a very minor cosmetic flaw. the flaw was barely noticeable, but this is something else.
    the fact the welt came undone after a week and this as a repair makes me feel like these never should have been sold in the first place, as seconds or otherwise.

    i dont have pics of them prior but can tell you they looked like a normal pair of alden 405s, except for the fact the welt was separating from the upper on the instep of the right boot.


    I would totally be uncool with that. Did he seriously pierce/sew through the insole? Just because they are seconds doesn't mean that shoe deserves that type of treatment. Just my 2 cents.
     
  4. robin

    robin Senior member

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    That repair looks okay to me. Here's what a cut up shoe looks like for reference:

    [​IMG]
     
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    zazaza Senior member

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    thanks for the photo, Robin.
    but does that stitch go from the insole though the footbed to the outsole, as it does on my repair
    i thought a welt stitch was always on the outside of the shoe as opposed to through the footbed...

    my big concern with this repair is water getting inside.
    a bigger picture concern is what will happen down the road when i need to have them resoled.

    this just seems like a temporary fix
     
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    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    bump

    ???
     
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    lol.. probably needed a second post to send a pm
     
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    [​IMG]

    Your big toe doesn't feel cramped in these?
     
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    Razele Senior member

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    Robin isn't that blake rapid??

    Welt shouldn't look like that...

    I probably would talk to him about that. Also, seconds are just that. You win some you lose some.
     
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    is brooks brothers no longer selling alden shoes? theres a 40% off all leather accessories for today (wednesday)
     
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    man. that repair job looks bad. I'd have them remove that stitch and have it fixed in a reputable shop or sent back to Alden myself.
     
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    There isn't much they can do repair wise

    It's straight through the liner
     
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    That's not how a goodyear welted shoe ought to be repaired. As mentioned, the repair makes your shoes less water resistant than they were originally designed. Also, the goodyear welting allows a shoe to be resoled without having to pierce holes onto the footbed side of the insole. wbc2
     
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