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The Official Artisanal "streetwear" footwear (boots, shoes, sandals) thread (Guidi, CCP, Augusta, M.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by eckblk, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    I haven't noticed a difference when vibraming shoes. Question for you all - my cobbler only does the front of the shoe, not the heel. Is this standard, should I ask for him to do the heel too if not, or if so should I get a heel tap? Both pairs have replaceable rubber bits on the rear (but not front) of the heel.
     
  2. eton97

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    Strange...considering the heel always wears quicker than the sole.
    I get both the heel and the sole vibramed within the first week. (Obviously he removes some of the original heel so that the height isn't changed)
     
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  3. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    CM gonna cast you out.
     
  4. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    Naw I still have lots of gear. :)

    What are IE pants and what do they run?

    I prefer not to cover the soles of any of my shoes. They never look as nice afterwards. But I do understand the desire/need to do so.
     
  5. KingJulien

    KingJulien Senior member

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    I asked him about it and he said he would just replace the heel when it wore out. I don't know what's involved in that, these aren't Augusta shoes with weird nails and stuff so it might not be a big deal.
     
  6. t3hg0suazn

    t3hg0suazn Senior member

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    where'd you find those wonderful MA+ stitches? I haven't seen anyone stock that model this year
     
  7. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    No matter how good the Vibram is, when you are sitting with your sole exposed or walking, the Vibram will be visible. Maybe it's insignificant to you, but for me it's a big difference. Seeing roughed-up leather looks a lot cooler than plastic.
     
  8. Mr. Moo

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    I used to care about Vibram... not any more. At least not on boots. Function > form.
     
  9. in stitches

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    eBay. Link provided by uzair and nahneun. Love em. Brand spanking new and price was siiiiiiick.
     
  10. chomeo

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    those nails on the bottom of Augustas are purely for aesthetic and not functional. at least that's what my cobbler tells me when he removed part of my leather soles for vibram.
     
  11. jordache jeans

    jordache jeans Senior member

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    Without a vibram/topy, I was wearing out the edges on the heel and toe down about .5 cm within a few months and getting to the point where I was exposing the stitching on the sole (the welt?). Could be b/c of how I walk and over pronate, but just can't wear these boots without sole protectors on now.
     
  12. sinnedk

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    IE pants are around $500 range.

    Vibram.... my thoughts are same as @Mr. Moo, function > form. My reasons to vibram are it gives me tread and saves me cash when i need to replace the sole. Its cheaper to replace rubber than leather. One caveat is that if you vibram the heel too, it will raise the shoe a bit.

    Your call really. I vibram everything now mainly because i wear done the heel quickly and want tread.


    I hear you but no one looks at the sole of a show and if you do judge the look of a shoe based on the sole being leather or having vibram then thats just silly.
     
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  13. uzairh

    uzairh Senior member

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    More like $600 for IE pants.

    Also, putting vibram on the heel does not raise the shoe; not even a little bit. That's how my cobbler does it.
     
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    sinnedk Senior member

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    the vibram itself depending on the thickness can
     
  15. uzairh

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    Nope...

    I have had vibram from less than 1mm to greater than 1cm put without issues....
     
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    i dont understand how 1cm of vibram added would not raise the shoe a bit?
     
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    eckblk Senior member

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    The cobbler should remove a layer of leather from the heel to offset the difference in height from the vibram (heel). Otherwise, the boot would not be balanced, the boot would lean forward.
     
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  18. bdude

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    ^^ exactly
     
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    What would happen if the heel was shaved off the right amount and then the vibram was put?
     
  20. eckblk

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    ^^ You'd have a perfectly balanced boot! :) ta-da
     

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