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Still in the rainy season but I figured the Florsheim by John McHale could handle it.

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Despite my growing collection, I only had 3 pairs I could wear in the rain. So I just had some Vibram half soles put on these John McHales to give them more utility.

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Happy Friday!
 

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Still in the rainy season but I figured the Florsheim by John McHale could handle it.

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Despite my growing collection, I only had 3 pairs I could wear in the rain. So I just had some Vibram half soles put on these John McHales to give them more utility.

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Happy Friday!
More and more of my shoes are getting the Topy work done. It really does make shoes much more versatile.
 

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Still in the rainy season but I figured the Florsheim by John McHale could handle it.

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Despite my growing collection, I only had 3 pairs I could wear in the rain. So I just had some Vibram half soles put on these John McHales to give them more utility.

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Happy Friday!
That lacing, I can’t figure out what’s going on there.
 

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I have two pairs of that same model. One that I restored and is now pretty nice, and a second that's currently mid-restoration.

I don't know enough to tell you about era, but that's a solid mid grade shoe.

Runs small, though. One of my pairs is 11 E, the other is 10.5 EE. My usual size is 10.5 D.

Also, the leather is a little thinner than average, so it does tend to hold creases more easily in the older models. But they respond well to a wet reshape.

Generally speaking, I find "Stacy hyphen Adams" is worthwhile, but "Stacy Adams" is garbage.
Those are after Stacy Adams starting going downhill. The really good Stacy Adams shoes have a black cloth label.
Much Appreciated
 

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More and more of my shoes are getting the Topy work done. It really does make shoes much more versatile.
I’m neurotic and Topy almost all my shoes. I don’t want to have to pay for a resole if/when they wear out (with 23 pair I would probably wear out the soles on any given pair in the year 2095). Seriously I wear my soles hard for some reason. The Topy also makes the shoes less slippery. I cut down the cost by doing the gluing, cutting and sanding myself. My cobbler sands the sole and cuts the Topy for me. It works out to $10/pair.
 

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I’m neurotic and Topy almost all my shoes. I don’t want to have to pay for a resole if/when they wear out (with 23 pair I would probably wear out the soles on any given pair in the year 2095). Seriously I wear my soles hard for some reason. The Topy also makes the shoes less slippery. I cut down the cost by doing the gluing, cutting and sanding myself. My cobbler sands the sole and cuts the Topy for me. It works out to $10/pair.
Which Topy brand do you use?

I should try this. I need to buy that press machine after the glue is applied. That way pressure can be kept while glue is drying.
 

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I’m neurotic and Topy almost all my shoes. I don’t want to have to pay for a resole if/when they wear out (with 23 pair I would probably wear out the soles on any given pair in the year 2095). Seriously I wear my soles hard for some reason. The Topy also makes the shoes less slippery. I cut down the cost by doing the gluing, cutting and sanding myself. My cobbler sands the sole and cuts the Topy for me. It works out to $10/pair.
Topy’s are a fine solution. Another solution for those of us who wear toes and heels hard is basic cheapo taps, front and rear. I find that, with taps, I get much more even wear, my welts don’t get damaged and my sole and heel longevity is substantially longer.
 

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Topy’s are a fine solution. Another solution for those of us who wear toes and heels hard is basic cheapo taps, front and rear. I find that, with taps, I get much more even wear, my welts don’t get damaged and my sole and heel longevity is substantially longer.
I have 2 pairs with metal toe taps. I will see if they "reduce" wear on the toe area.

The plastic ones seem to throw off the balance of the shoe.
 

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1995 AE Walton, cognac shell. Even though these are a AA width, there is a ton of room in the forefoot — you can see the buckling in the vamp because there is way more space than I need. This is not a great last for me, but it works well enough.
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I get the same thing happening with Alden's Barrie last. Fine for a thrift, but not at full retail.
Size 12C Hanover Shell Cordovan $60+ship. Soles in decent shape.

Gah! I missed the auction!
 

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I get the same thing happening with Alden's Barrie last. Fine for a thrift, but not at full retail.
The (now retired) 3 (73/Bancroft) last is similar to the Barrie in that it has a fairly wide forefoot and toebox. My Broadstreet’s are on that last, and I find I have a fair amount of unused volume up front. For folks with very narrow feet, I could see both the 3 and Barrie lasts being challenging.
 

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