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Feb 3, 2009
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Update on this - there's a plan with Maurizio and confederates to sell my faulty boots and replace them with a pair made to my specifications. It's a slow process but seems to be going according to Maurizio's plan. As such, expect an update in another six months!
And who will be the poor soul buying the said pair of faulty boots? They could have just made you a new pair months ago and be done with it. Such a shame you have to go through this BS.
Mar 8, 2017
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Two topics today. Wanted to share my sale of some Boris Bidjan Saberi mainline Bamba 1s, and also have a question about protecting sneaker soles.

First the sale. I bought size 44, and walked around in them for about 1/2 mile before developing a blister. They're too big. I'm between a size 43 and 44 in many shoes, but these won't work. Here's my listing in buy/sell. Open to reasonable offers, and more than happy to answer questions! Boris Bidjan Saberi Mainline Bamba 1, Light Grey

Second, I bit the bullet and purchased the same shoes in size 43. These fit as long as I'm not wearing thick socks. But I am concerned the leather will far outlast the soles. Anyone have proven strategies on protecting sneaker soles? I have seen photos on Grailed where people address this with all types of strategies, but it seems like everyone (or their cobblers) are just stabbing at ideas in the dark.


Jul 24, 2019
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Hey folks, I'm tempted to pull the trigger on a pair of used MA+ backzips for Christmas but was looking at a few alternatives. Does anyone have any experience with Evarist Bertran, Pollacki, or James Kearns? Think they'd all be around £650 so price isn't really a factor here.


EDIT: Fuck it, going to get the backzips.
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