Uneven heels

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bydandie, May 27, 2012.

  1. bydandie

    bydandie Active Member

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    Ok, so I just got a pair of Loake 1880 brogues which are superb but the heel on the right one is about 2-3mm on the inside compared to outside. The outside of the heel is fine, and match the left shoe which is fine but is this within tolerance for a bench-made shoe? If not, should I send back or ask for a free refurb from the seller (Pediwear)?
     
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  2. Stirling

    Stirling Senior member

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    Personally it wouldn't worry me.
     
  3. bydandie

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    Thanks, looking some more, the issue is with the polishing of the heel on the right shoe. The heads of the nails have been polished off.

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    Which is different from the one on the left shoe.

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  4. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I agree that this is a serious concern if you intend never to wear the shoes.
     
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    Thanks, the key I guess is if it will make any material difference to the heels and the wearing of the shoes? I pronate, so the wear is on the other side, if it's not going to make a mechanical difference to my walking or cause the sole to come away due to the heads of the tacks being there, then that's ok.
     
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    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Don't worry about it. Find enjoyment in liking your shoes, and just wear them.
     
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    Most members here would view this as part of the charm of bench made. You should embrace it.
     
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    Wear them and enjoy them, your gripe is a nonsense.
     
  9. bydandie

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    Thanks, that's what I suspected; but it's good to get this opinion given that I've just came into this arena.
     

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