**The Official Shoe Care Thread: Tutorials, Photos, etc.**

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr. Moo, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    It depends on the environment the shoes are going be used. If they'll be used in a rain-heavy region for walking outside, add a topy; if they'll be used primarily inside, tap them.
     


  2. cbfn

    cbfn Senior member

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    Doubled.
     
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  3. azumi

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    Thank you, its a combination because I sometimes walk on the wet pavement (not under a shower, for that day, I would use a rubber sole shoes), but normally I don't walk a lot.
    Could you suggest some e-shops that I can buy the taps?
    Thank you.
     


  4. NOBD

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    ^ Nice! I showed your posts to a friend over the weekend who was shocked that I was wearing suede boots in the snow.
     


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  8. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    Very very nice job sir!
     


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    not sure this is a viable option for you, but I just thought it looked cool :) (since we`re talking about sole reinforcement)
     


  10. MoneyWellSpent

    MoneyWellSpent Senior member

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    I'm not a fan of topys myself, but that is a fine looking job I have to admit!
     


  11. azumi

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    Looks cool, it's a Vibram's product, isn't it?
    However, there is an opinion what saying that the shoes (with original soles) should be worn for several times or more before adding the topy ( it helps to strengthen adhesive). That's what I heard.
     


  12. Winston S.

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    That could be Vibram, but could be another brand too. The Topy and Vibram ones I have have their logo on them. You don;t need to wear the shoes a few times before getting the sole cover put on, as the shoe repair shop will sand it down for you to make the sole cover stick to the sole. Either way is fine I think.
     


  13. SHS

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    X-post from a Loake Pimlico thread:


    Will leather soles with renewable topys last longer than rubber soles? How many times would you be able to get soles re-topyed? I imagine it would greatly reduce the need for resoling?
     


  14. GMMcL

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    Here are some pictures of the boots I mentioned, with the cracks beginning to show. I have them basting in some leather lotion right now. Would appreciate the collective wisdom for how best and most efficiently to hydrate them.


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    Here is the patina I really like and would love to keep:
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    I could be wrong but the boots look like the uppers have already has cracks.
     


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