Wearing used shoes?

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Spartcom5, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Dnewma04

    Dnewma04 One of the Regulars

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    I kind of enjoy the challenge of taking on something kind of beat up but I'm with you, in general.

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  2. joshua alvarado

    joshua alvarado New in Town

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    I have had pretty good success buying used. I don't always and of course prefer not to, but if I come across a pair I like and they're in good looking condition I go for it. For me I have to judge by the amount of heel wear. Years ago I purchased a pair of boots that were too worn to match the original owners heel slant and gait and they were murder on my knees.
     
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  3. FedOregon

    FedOregon I'll Lock Up

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    How else can a guy afford some Ostrich skin Luchesse ropers? I just don't have an extra $600 - $800 lying around for shoes. I spend the bulk of my money on guns and hats... :)
     
  4. LuvMyMan

    LuvMyMan I’ll Lock Up.

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    That is when you see your local cobbler...or send them to me to fix!
     
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  5. joshua alvarado

    joshua alvarado New in Town

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    Glad to meet you. I will definitely take you up on that when I need that done again. Do you know if a red wing crepe sole could be completely replaced with a sole like on a beckman or iron ranger?
     
  6. LuvMyMan

    LuvMyMan I’ll Lock Up.

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    Should be as long as there is a welt, you can have another sole replaced. I have replaced the crepe sole on a few pair of redwings with crepe, but none so far with a leather or vibram style sole. But yes, as long as ny boot or shoe has a welt, replacing the sole, even to a different style, is possible because they are being sewn on.
     
  7. Isshinryu101

    Isshinryu101 One Too Many

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    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    NEVER have vintage shoes re-soled using any methods that mess with that welt!!

    Even excellent shoemen have a very hard time putting the threads thru the EXACT smae spots as originally done... and even then the job often doesn't look clean.

    ALSO, older shoes have a tendency to have dried welting... often inside the shoe. If this is dry, it makes the task triply difficult. Just use standard TOPY and other rubber coverings. You get a new sole & are ASSURED the welt will not be ruined.
     

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