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

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

  1. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    I cutted the outsole to check construcction (thinking about half resoling??)

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    Not to long ago I asked for some expertise in the resoling issue. I had no answer, so sorry for insisting (do not know whether or not this is the right thread) but for me resoling is more important now than the big DILEMMA

    Although I sent them to JM W factory in Limoges, would you go for half or full resoling in a similar case?. Thank you for any help.
     
  2. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just send them to get a new sole you cheap fuck.
     
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    Did you know that certain people would use vaseline and shaving cream?
     
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    No half sole on factory shoes. Go to B Nelson.
     
  5. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    I might not understand you well, should I take your words as an offense?
     
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    Yes, and act in the appropriate manner to get them repaired.
     
  7. Zapasman

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    Thank you for your tip (I live in Madrid), but the question is if in that kind of sole condition a well done half resole is more than enough or not?.
     
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    Zapasman Senior member

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    So you are one of those that offend people through the web for nothing. Never expected. I wonder if you would be the same Big Guy in person.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't intend to offend. People choose to be offended, however.
     
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  10. Zapasman

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    Me neither, you piece of shit.
     
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    Oh, I say!
     
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    Hey Zapa, patrick is from New York. That should explain things and you shouldn't take offense. I was initially taken aback at his comments but I am now amused. And he is knowledgeable (even though he only wears black footwear).
     
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    Certain people sniff Renovateur instead of sniffing glues too.
     
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    What difference would it make? Except in the cost?
     
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    I'm not one of them.
     
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    Cheap man and efficient man, perhaps?
     
  19. DWFII

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    Not necessarily. Somewhere on the forum...in the St. Crispin thread, or perhaps from Justin Fitzpatrick's blog, there was a recent photo of a pair of St. Crispins that has been re-crafted / re-soles with a half sole and pegged.

    For dress shoes, I don't see a significant loss of quality or longevity. We don't half sole cowboy boots without explaining tot he owner that if the half sole comes loose a man can get hung up in the stirrup. but such considerations don't apply to dress shoes. Nor are they subject to the same deleterious conditions as foot wear that is worn in all weather and often "put up wet."

    In fact, as regards to quality, disturbing the heel seat, especially if the shoe is RTW and the heel nailed on, can often be more destructive to the shoe than putting on a half sole, even knowing that there is a possible chance that it come loose.
     
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    St. Crispins half soles their shoes and pegs them because it already has a pegged waist. As I understand a shoe with a pegged wait should be half-soled.
     
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