Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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RickRude
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4138 posts since 13/1/12

1 Feb 2014 14:54
Nick if you got them resoled they would look amazing
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

1 Feb 2014 14:57
yes mate I'm just waiting for this one to wear enough to justify a re-sole, can't wait Cool although i might be tempted to go for a black commando sole
beedub
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6810 posts since 7/3/07

1 Feb 2014 15:43
Looks great Nick, colour of the leather is lovely.
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

1 Feb 2014 16:03
beedub wrote: Looks great Nick, colour of the leather is lovely.

My RW's look haggard compared to yours mate Smiling

You looked at ripple soles nick?
Tempted to put those on my chukkas.
Master
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2839 posts since 1/10/03

1 Feb 2014 16:05
rural wrote:
Master wrote:
rural wrote: Take the insole out and replace with a thinner one. Did the same as Joe and they fit just right now.

These ones are good (size and price wise)

http://www.deichmann.com/GB/en/shop/selected_category/00009001055166/Leather*Insole*size*41.prod?r=5&c;=3&q;=insole&st;=PRODUCT

(copy and paste link if interested)


Guessing that means they fit small then? about half size?

More tts. I sized down by 1 so they're a touch small


Ah right, thanks
Nick.
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3382 posts since 11/9/09

1 Feb 2014 16:07
Bennelli wrote:
beedub wrote: Looks great Nick, colour of the leather is lovely.

My RW's look haggard compared to yours mate Smiling

You looked at ripple soles nick?
Tempted to put those on my chukkas.

post 'em up!
Bennelli
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3461 posts since 25/5/11

1 Feb 2014 16:40
I'll tart them up over the weekend mate Eye-wink
eazypz
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3619 posts since 16/4/10

1 Feb 2014 16:40
General sizing on RW 875 Moc Toes?
Im usually a 10.5/11, got a UK 10 but they still seem a bit big.
And can someone tell me what the difference is with all the numbered Moc Toes?
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

5 Feb 2014 19:41
I know this has been asked before, but how much are people paying for their Vibram soles to be replaced including labour? I've done some searching and found that there's a local http://www.shoecare.co.uk/ where I live, which according to the Vibram website is listed as an official Vibram "Premium Shoemaker" - looks like they have branches in London too.

I'm thinking it'll cost £60 including the cost of the sole going by their website. However, looking at one of their sister sites http://www.bootrepaircompany.co.uk/ they offer a mail order repair service, charging £45 + £10 shipping each way via DPD.

Debating whether it'll be more worth my while to try and source the sole from the US ($23 a pair) or Italy and just pay for the labour. Then again I probably won't be saving much once shipping is taken into account.
2925mark
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2032 posts since 18/10/07

5 Feb 2014 19:59
Rira, cost me around £50 all in when buying soles from the US and using my local cobbler for the labour.
Gizmo
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4423 posts since 20/10/09

posted 10 Feb 2014 16:48, edited 10 Feb 2014 16:48
anywhere still selling these aldens in a UK9/9.5?
rural
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17880 posts since 26/9/06

10 Feb 2014 16:55
Get an american proxy and buy from here will be far cheaper than anything you find in europe etc even with postage

http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-plain-toe-blucher-natural-chrome-excel/pvc-ald-mxsdls-9501_ald_m_plain_toe_blucher.html
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

posted 10 Feb 2014 19:21, edited 10 Feb 2014 19:21
Just an update regarding Vibram sole replacements. I went to my local Shoecare place and the guy said they can only order in one style, such a joke. It did make me wonder why he's listed as an official Vibram "Premium Shoe Maker" on the Vibram website in the first place. However, he did say if I can source my own sole it'll only cost me £15 to fit.

Done some searching and found an American company that sell them. Will work out about £17 a pair excluding shipping to the UK, and I'm looking to get 7 pairs (2x 7124 Jumbo Ripples, 3x 4014 Cristys, 1x 2021 Oil Resistant Soles and 1x 132 Montagna) to make it worth my while. I think the black Montagna sole will be good on a pair of kangaroo Virgils by making it look more rugged like the Okies.
DeNimes
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411 posts since 20/4/06

posted 10 Feb 2014 19:43, edited 10 Feb 2014 19:43
You mind sharing the link for the American website?
Gizmo
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4423 posts since 20/10/09

10 Feb 2014 19:58
Thanks Rural, will have a look into that.
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

posted 10 Feb 2014 20:07, edited 10 Feb 2014 20:07
DeNimes wrote: You mind sharing the link for the American website?

Apologies thought I had linked it, this is the company http://southernleatherco.com/ but unfortunately they do not stock the 7124 ripple soles. I've just contacted http://www.vipshoerestorers.com/ to see if they can get all the styles and colours I'm after, and I'm also enquiring as to whether I can order direct from Vibram themselves (via a US proxy).

Amazon.com and Ebay.com have a few too. but ideally I'd like to get them all from one retailer to save on US domestic shipping. I Imagine shipping to the UK will be relatively cheap considering how light the soles are.
DeNimes
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411 posts since 20/4/06

posted 10 Feb 2014 20:10, edited 10 Feb 2014 20:10
I just emailed the second store you mentioned but got a funny email bounceback. Was after the the 7124 myself.

Cheers for the second link.
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

posted 10 Feb 2014 20:18, edited 10 Feb 2014 20:18
Same. I just tried again, but copy and pasted the following address [email protected] instead, because if you clicked on it, it popped up with an AOL one.

Looking into a possible Taiwanese stockist as well, but if Japan prices are anything to go by, buying from the USA will be the cheapest.
DeNimes
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411 posts since 20/4/06

10 Feb 2014 20:25
Tried that too. Think I'll call them tomorrow.

How does the sizing with the soles work. I'm a UK 7 so I get a size 8 sole?
Rirawin
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9633 posts since 17/7/05

10 Feb 2014 20:28
Yeah and they just grind/sand it down. I'm a US9 so I'll need to get a US10.