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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. psydle

    psydle Senior member

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    Thanks man!

    I love that we all use vibram as a verb here.

    so my next question is, does anyone here request a layer to be removed from the heel when adding Vibram or do you just go right over top of the whole stack. I find this usually ads over 1/4 inch to the heel and can change the profile of the design. I've asked for thin material once before but it ended up being so thin that it started to wear back to the nails underneath almost immediately. Any suggestions on what to ask for that would be in between? Brands other than Vibram for the heel portion perhaps?
     
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    I request a layer be taken off the heel. My cobbler will take more if needed to ensure the boot is " balanced ".
     
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    if i sent all my stuff to fj western and asked them to do whatever you ask them to do, will they accommodate? :foo:

    please do it eckblk style :foo::foo::foo::foo:
     
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    ^^ i do same! Luckily my cobbler was well trained by Fenix (SZ) so he has been fantastic in keeping the "balance" and then some ( ccp repairs i wont get into here). So for montreal i trust only him ( and i am crazy picky)
     
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    Fok aka la guy aka owner of sf stated not to link hailed and that's that. He thinks they have shady practices.

    Idk I think it may be deeper than that and have something to do with traffic and money but that isn't clear. Anywyas none of my business at this point.
     
  6. psydle

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    so @bdude your CCP tornados no longer have the layer with the split section on the heel under the vibram?
     
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    ^^ hmm good question. When looking on the side of the heel i do not see a indication of a split [​IMG]
     
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    What about some fine BBS at EUR 500?

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^ not that crazy about these, rather some of his sneaks ( only few models tho)
     
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    I like his footwear actually. not so versatile some of them but nevetheless interesting
     
  11. psydle

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    hmm, the rubber layer looks thinner than what I've been getting too. I'll have to ask to look at some options next time I go in. My a1923 dual zips are running naked right now and I certainly don't want to change the balance of those at all.
     
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    To be pricise my cobbler used topy for these ( as well as my augustas and guidis) he says topy is thinner and does not need too much of leather shaven. So far i have had no problems with topy ( 2 years on my guids)
     
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    I think those are his nicest boots, pretty rare too I believe since he makes them uglier now
     
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  14. psydle

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    @bdude good to know, thanks. I'll ask about doing that instead.
     
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    uzairh Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Soon...
     
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    just bought my first pair of Layer-0 boots via David from Sartorialoft (DHC ~ SZ; check out his classifieds, a lot of great stuff left)

    reverse cordovan in a mottled dark brown ... beautiful & built like a tank:

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    heavy lighting to show color movement:
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    and because i need money... took some new pics of my FOR. SALE. Carpe S63M in natural light

    [​IMG]

    amazing; but all the PMs i've received are either crazy lowballs or people asking y u sell?!

    kids these days...

    (related: dammit somebody buy eckblk S61Ms already.. beyond a steal)
     
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  18. cyc wid it

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    I haven't had issues with Topy, but I haven't had the same longevity. I put them on my MMM side zips and replaced them after a year and change. They are my most worn pair of boots fwiw. I have them on other boots of mine as well.
     
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  19. nicelynice

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    Topy and Vibram are just brand names, each have different models with different thicknesses of soles + heels... I use a generic brand. They're all the same in the end.
    And yes, a good cobbler will shave the right amount so no height is lost/gained with the addition of a rubber sole and heel. Yes, this means they chop off some of the boot. I usually have an 8mm heel put on so I don't have to replace them more than once every two years or so.

    edit: Here's some of mine for reference
    You can see the cobbler is good too because the front part of the rubber sole lies flush and the heel has been shaved very naturally

    Black boots I will do 8mm just because I don't like having mine redone every year (I walk a lot)
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    For these I opted for a slightly thinner one (I think these are 6mm) to keep more of the original heel because it looks cool
    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Pairate

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    If you take a 44 in a1923, check eBay. Good price too.
     
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