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Weird (hollow?) heel on Tods loafers?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Chopper88, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Chopper88

    Chopper88 Senior Member

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    I tried to search for this, but didn't really find anything, so here goes...

    Anyone know why this shape was chosen, and if there are any advantages/disadvantages besides keeping the weight down?
    Also, do you think it could be replaced by a normal heel when needed?

    I like the shoes, but have never encountered this before, and think it looks odd, even though you can't notice it from the side or when looking down on them from an angle.

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  2. Astaroth

    Astaroth Senior Member

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    Not seen a horseshoe shaped heal before but back in the day I've seen plenty of shoes where the heal is actually hollow with just a thin plastic/rubber covering the gap and front so effectively wears down to something not that dissimilar.

    Unless Todds have changed they arent designed to be resoled and so if you want to try and resole its just a case of getting a local cobbler to glue on a new sole, cant see why they couldnt attach a different shared heal block.
     


  3. alexSF

    alexSF Distinguished Member

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    It was surely used as a mention to the Original Agnelli driving shoes, made by Miserocchi the company who bought the Patent from Gianni Mostile

    http://www.jardinsflorian.com/products/driving-shoes-agnelli-by-miserocchi-loafers

    That heel was probably requested by Agnelli himself when he commissioned the loafers to Miserocchi.

    Tod's always loved to celebrate the "Avvocato" and his lifestyle.

    Anyway you will obviously change it without problems, it's just glued
     
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  4. Chopper88

    Chopper88 Senior Member

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    Thanks, that's some great info! Learn something everyday..

    I figured they probably had something to do with driving because of the tiny rubber nubs on the back of the heel. But wasn't sure because of the leather sole.
    Guess it's purely decorative on these, as they don't feel like driving shoes at all (and I'm not looking for driving shoes either).
     


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