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#1 2018-02-05 11:36:41

mhalat
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Shoe/Sole Care

My cobbler has been really on my case re applying a thin rubber sole to my leather soled shoes, saying it would make them last longer. Now, I have a good rotation, ensuring no pair gets worn more than twice a week, and always wear galoshes in foul weather. Is this necessary, or is he just trying to squeeze a few additional dollars out of me?

 

#2 2018-02-05 12:22:07

Beestonplace
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

I found that it helps if you want to use them in foul weather - not so much in terms of protecting them, but to avoid slipping. I once hat a near-fatal accident in Tajrish due to C&Js Audleys.

 

#3 2018-02-05 13:43:27

Yuca
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Ha ha ha, I've debated this so many times on here and TI. I live in a country with a challenging climate (the UK), I walk a hell of lot, I often wear the same pair of shoes 3 or even 4 times a week - and I have never had a problem with leather soles. I don't even use galoshes, although in extreme weather I will switch to Red Wings (fortunately my jobs are sufficiently informal to get away with that). The trick is never to wear them 2 days running (as I'm sure none of us would ever do), dry with newspaper if extremely wet and tree at all other times (except when being worn).

I have a similar long-running discrepancy with my cobbler over heels. He says I should have rubber heels or at best combination leather/rubber, whereas for some time I was insisting on leather heels with segs. However combination heels do last longer so I'm starting to use them.


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#4 2018-02-05 13:44:54

Yuca
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Ha ha ha, I've debated this so many times on here and TI. I live in a country with a challenging climate (the UK), I walk a hell of lot, I often wear the same pair of shoes 3 or even 4 times a week - and I have never had a problem with leather soles. I don't even use galoshes, although in extreme weather I will switch to Red Wings (fortunately my jobs are sufficiently informal to get away with that). The trick is never to wear them 2 days running (as I'm sure none of us would ever do), dry with newspaper if extremely wet and tree at all other times (except when being worn).

I have a similar long-running discrepancy with my cobbler over heels. He says I should have rubber heels or at best combination leather/rubber, whereas for some time I was insisting on leather heels with segs. However combination heels do last longer so I'm starting to use them.


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#5 2018-02-05 13:48:37

Yuca
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

I also have a seg at the front of the shoe, as that part always used to get worn down ages before the rest of the sole.

Where do you get your galoshes from?


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#6 2018-02-05 15:22:05

Beestonplace
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Ha ha ha, have you really debated this so many times on here and TI?

 

#7 2018-02-05 18:35:58

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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Beestonplace wrote:

I found that it helps if you want to use them in foul weather - not so much in terms of protecting them, but to avoid slipping. I once hat a near-fatal accident in Tajrish due to C&Js Audleys.

Do I even want to know what you were doing in Tajrish?


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#8 2018-02-05 19:25:26

Berkeley_Breathes
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Yuca wrote:

(except when being worn)

Ah! I wondered why I was having trouble getting my shoes on...


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#9 2018-02-05 21:05:17

Film Noir Buff
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

mhalat wrote:

My cobbler has been really on my case re applying a thin rubber sole to my leather soled shoes, saying it would make them last longer. Now, I have a good rotation, ensuring no pair gets worn more than twice a week, and always wear galoshes in foul weather. Is this necessary, or is he just trying to squeeze a few additional dollars out of me?

I always have a couple of business oxfords like this so I dont break my neck on slippery condition days. It's very un-iGent because you're supposed to crack your skull to prove you're a genuine bespoke commissioning peer of the realm but unless you hang out with Clothicon goers, you'll be fine.


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#10 2018-02-06 07:38:29

mhalat
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Yuca wrote:

Ha ha ha, I've debated this so many times on here and TI. I live in a country with a challenging climate (the UK), I walk a hell of lot, I often wear the same pair of shoes 3 or even 4 times a week - and I have never had a problem with leather soles. I don't even use galoshes, although in extreme weather I will switch to Red Wings (fortunately my jobs are sufficiently informal to get away with that). The trick is never to wear them 2 days running (as I'm sure none of us would ever do), dry with newspaper if extremely wet and tree at all other times (except when being worn).

I have a similar long-running discrepancy with my cobbler over heels. He says I should have rubber heels or at best combination leather/rubber, whereas for some time I was insisting on leather heels with segs. However combination heels do last longer so I'm starting to use them.

This is good to know, Yuca, thanks for the tip.

I live in Canada, so galoshes are necessary, not so much for rain and snow, as for sidewalk salt - it just murders leather. I wear the below over my shoes:

http://moneysworth-best.com/shoe-care-p … nm8VainGUk

They are clunky, and ugly as sin, but I need them to protect my shoes on salty sidewalks that often have a few inches of snow on them, and they do the trick just fine. To channel FNB's comments, I'm really unconcerned with putting on a sartorial show for people on public transit.

I occasionally wear redwings and wide wales or whatever at work - on casual Fridays and in the midst of blizzards. I once showed up in LL Bean rubber mocs, and the man I report to looked at them and said, "Nice shoes, I take my garbage out in those." So, I guess I know what constitutes the 'line' now.

 

#11 2018-02-06 10:07:47

Berkeley_Breathes
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

mhalat wrote:

I occasionally wear redwings and wide wales or whatever at work - on casual Fridays and in the midst of blizzards. I once showed up in LL Bean rubber mocs, and the man I report to looked at them and said, "Nice shoes, I take my garbage out in those." So, I guess I know what constitutes the 'line' now.

The fact that my gut reaction to this is "You can go f*ck yourself" is why I will never work in an office.


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#12 2018-02-06 13:02:23

Yuca
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

mhalat wrote:

I occasionally wear redwings and wide wales or whatever at work - on casual Fridays and in the midst of blizzards. I once showed up in LL Bean rubber mocs, and the man I report to looked at them and said, "Nice shoes, I take my garbage out in those." So, I guess I know what constitutes the 'line' now.

Damn. I wore Stan Smiths to take out my rubbish this morning. In fact my Bean rubber boots only get worn in torrential summer rain - they are probably slightly more waterproof than Redwings but they're normally too cold and often too sweaty as well/instead. My Redwings get a lot more wear. (In fact I think it's been a year or 2 since my Bean boots last got worn. But if I emigrate to the tropics I might take them with me for flooding season.)


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#13 2018-02-06 13:05:01

Yuca
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Beestonplace wrote:

Ha ha ha, have you really debated this so many times on here and TI?

Many times, and I'm always the sole (no pun intended) anti-rubber soler. However I'm sure Shooey would agree with me were he here.


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#14 2018-02-07 09:02:01

Kingston1an
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Beestonplace wrote:

I found that it helps if you want to use them in foul weather - not so much in terms of protecting them, but to avoid slipping. I once hat a near-fatal accident in Tajrish due to C&Js Audleys.

Do I even want to know what you were doing in Tajrish?

Yes.

Also where is it?

Also. I thought Beeston was supposed to be running this forum by now.


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#15 2018-02-07 09:26:53

Berkeley_Breathes
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Kingston1an wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Beestonplace wrote:

I found that it helps if you want to use them in foul weather - not so much in terms of protecting them, but to avoid slipping. I once hat a near-fatal accident in Tajrish due to C&Js Audleys.

Do I even want to know what you were doing in Tajrish?

Yes.

Also where is it?

Also. I thought Beeston was supposed to be running this forum by now.

It's in Iran.

And yes, we mods are merely puppets, outfitted in beautiful bengal stripes from T&A by our Great Leader Beestonplace... wink


"I happen to believe that the 1954 decision was right. But my belief does not matter; it is now the law. Some of you may believe the decision was wrong. That does not matter - it is the law. And we both respect the law." - RFK

 

#16 2018-02-07 10:07:36

Film Noir Buff
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From: Devil's Island
Posts: 9125

Re: Shoe/Sole Care

Kingston1an wrote:

Film Noir Buff wrote:

Beestonplace wrote:

I found that it helps if you want to use them in foul weather - not so much in terms of protecting them, but to avoid slipping. I once hat a near-fatal accident in Tajrish due to C&Js Audleys.

Do I even want to know what you were doing in Tajrish?

Yes.

Also where is it?

Also. I thought Beeston was supposed to be running this forum by now.

Well he is trying hard to turn it into the "Blue or white shirt?" forum but I dont think those choices are much of a revelation to anyone who has even a passing interest in clothes.


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#17 2018-02-07 11:41:04

woofboxer
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Re: Shoe/Sole Care

This always seems like a big no-no on clothing forums, but what is the actual objection to fitting leather soled shoes with rubber protectors?


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