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Tod's sole replacement

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by thecentennial, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    Tods are disposable shoes, I have a few pair of driving shoes I bought at sale usually at 40-50% off. They have lasted me a few years will regular wear but once the soles are worn they are going in the trash bin.
     
  2. MisterFu

    MisterFu Senior member

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    Really. Wow.

    Note to self: never buy a pair of Tod's.
     
  3. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    I like driving shoes and have a few pairs but always get the ones with the 'island' type soles with larger rubber blocks, than the tod's style nubs. I'm sure they are much longer lasting.

    It's ridiculous when people say they are meant only for driving not walking. At some point you're gonna have to get out of the car. I love them for weekend wear, going to the diner, shops, boardwalk etc. I don't expect to be hiking the Appalachian trail in them but they are fine for a few hours wear on a weekend.

    Tough luck on the OP being told his shoes could be resoled then finding out they can't.
     
  4. mamamiashoes

    mamamiashoes New Member

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    This is by far the worst part, I am aware not every shoe can be resoled but I prefer shoes that can be...Especially, if their price is higher.That's why I specifically asked about it. Partially my fault too, now that I think about it, I could tell this guy was the sleaziest salesman. Flagship store of one of the biggest retailers in the country. Every time he brought out a pair of shoes he bragged that he owned a pair and how great they feel, allegedly this guy owns like 40 different kinds of designer shoes. And he pushed the shoe trees hard. I told him how I had some I bought in advance but allegedly this guy has the best shoe trees in the world he wouldn't shut up about them. I'm gonna take it as a lesson learned avoid TOD'S in general. and do your research beforehand. Had I known they discount their shoes 40-50% it would have been a huge red flag in my mind. Where I am I've only seen them for full price. I'm pissed about the salesman but to be totally honest I will probably continue shopping there because they sell a lot of my favourite brands and I'm not into travelling far to shop.
     
  5. Camilo

    Camilo Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I guess this also goes for the Agnelli boot as well. What a shame.
     
  6. Nick V.

    Nick V. Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Any competent cobbler would sand the rubber nubs even with the leather and cement a flat rubber sole on them.
    -Or- stitch a leather sole on them with a slight lift in the heel.
    They won't be like the original bottom but the shoe would be certainly serviceable.
     
  7. ap10046

    ap10046 Senior member

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    I know this is a REALLY old thread and apologies for the resurrection, but I'm in a bit of a similar dilemma.
    With 8 pairs of Ferragamo driving shoes about to be binned, would be very grateful for any help.
    ALL of them with their "island" rubber soles have split, as in the "islands" have actually separated/split from the 1 piece rubber sole!
    I've written to Ferragamo numerous times but they obviously haven't learnt the concept of customer service. Oh well.

    Can they be salvaged? Layer of shoe goo on the entire inside? The leathers look almost brand new and I would hate to chuck the lot away.
     
  8. IChen

    IChen Senior member

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    Contact your nearest store by phone or email and say you need some repairs. Bring it to the store and drop them off for repair.
     

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