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Will resoling an old pair of dress shoes help them fit closer to when they were new?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sactogeoff, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Sactogeoff

    Sactogeoff Well-Known Member

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    Hello I'm about to send off a 12yr old pair of dress shoes for a resole. The uppers are in great shape but the soles are toast (flimsy). Anyhow I've noticed they have gotten looser over the past couple years. So I'm wondering (hoping) that a fresh sole and cork bed will stiffen the base and hold the shoe better. Thus creating a better fit. Any opinions on this theory?

    At the risk of being flogged, the shoes are Gucci (Sergio Rossi) beveled waist jobbers. Thanks
     
  2. JSO1

    JSO1 Senior member

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    A fresh sole will definitely stiffen the shoe up. I'm not so sure that they will get tighter / more snug, but a new sole does provide some strength and stiffness that is likely lacking at this point.
     

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