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Would you toe tap this pattern of wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Dec 29, 2011.

Would you toe tap this type of toe wear?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  1. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Somehow, this close-up makes it look a lot worse than it really is..
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  2. cioni2k

    cioni2k Senior member

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    I have this same wear-pattern on all my shoes. I've never tried toe-taps. Not a fan of how they look personally. I do like the shaved/integrated metal ones often seem on Vass or done custom by cobblers like B. Nelson in NYC. However, I'm worried with my gait that I will tap them loudly as I walk... and once I discovered that it would be too late.
     
  3. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    I would not. That's normal shoe wear in my book.
     
  4. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    Whilst I agree it could be described as normal wear for lots of folk, I still think it is prudent to add taps.

    Unlike the heels, which can easily be repaired/replaced if the toe continues to wear down, it will compromise the stitching, welt etc and be a far more costly repair.
     
  5. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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  7. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    I would get some metal toe taps. I tried it now with my latest two pairs of shoes. There is no clicking sound and it prevents the tip nicely from getting worn down like that.
     
  8. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    What did the metal taps run you?
     
  9. ter1413

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    +3. I would not!!!
     
  10. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    had them added to new pairs of shoes at no extra cost. I would not add it to the already run down soles but rather when you get them resoled (should not be expensive).
     
  11. JayJay

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    +4. I would not.
     
  12. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I am monitoring this thread closely.
     
  13. NewYorkIslander

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    But is there anyone to monitor your monitoring? We are a beaurocracy aren't we?
     
  14. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    I'm not sure, but I feel that this thread needs a 'round the clock, 24/7 suicide watch.

    Would you like to take the next shift? Starts at 11PM EST.

    Let me know.
     
  15. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    I'm glad you don't teach English, NYR. :D
     
  16. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Everyone, study Balto's post. Everything about it is perfect: conception, timing, metre.

    Learn from it.
     
  17. GradSchooler

    GradSchooler Senior member

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    I have the same wear pattern and I've often wondered the same thing. I wear down the toes much more quickly than the rest of the sole.

    I took some shoes in to a cobbler to get sunken plates put on, but instead he put on external metal taps. They drove me nuts clicking all the time, to the point that I actually pried them off.

    Would sunken toe plates tap all the time as you walk?
     
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2011
  18. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How long did it take you, to reach that point?
     
  19. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    When I was a kid and my shoes wore down Mom had taps put on them. Middle School+toe taps=perception as "fag"=beat up

    Then in college this annoying ROTC student would pass by our class with his tap-fitted oxfords and the instructor would have a cow.

    I don't want anyone hearing me coming. I don't want to be electrocuted, either. I doubt I will ever buy leather soled shoes apart from dinner pumps and if I do, I will never put toe taps on them. After a certain amount of wear you resole.
     
  20. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    In all seriousness, mine get that way in 7-8 wears, but then get no worse.
     

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