Menswear: Shoes and Boots thread


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Maguire
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447 posts since 12/2/12

7 Mar 2016 23:59
Factory shop in Northampton?
DELFOR
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318 posts since 10/2/09

8 Mar 2016 08:16
Yeah factory shop is your best bet? Stock is variable and times are also pretty variable
edlo
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589 posts since 13/9/14

posted 10 Mar 2016 12:11, edited 10 Mar 2016 12:11
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DuffMan
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14248 posts since 21/2/07

10 Mar 2016 12:13
What the fuck is wrong with you
edlo
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589 posts since 13/9/14

posted 10 Mar 2016 12:16, edited 10 Mar 2016 12:16
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Jimmy326
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4552 posts since 22/9/07

10 Mar 2016 12:24
Feel for you man - if only you had another replacement pair of suede boots.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

10 Mar 2016 12:28
DuffMan wrote: What the fuck is wrong with you
Kadafi39
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1561 posts since 30/10/09

10 Mar 2016 12:50
edlo wrote: they are all streaky like when you mess up your spray tan

Roll Eyes Think you have bigger problems than your boots.
swede
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7823 posts since 21/3/09

10 Mar 2016 13:00
denihm v2.0
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

23 Mar 2016 22:38
Just want to give another thumbs up for the Shoe Healer. Some of the best quality repair work I've ever had. Got it resoled and rehealed.

http://imgur.com/i54PBSE
http://imgur.com/dZGzute
YLAup
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5074 posts since 5/9/11

23 Mar 2016 22:45
What's the cost? Looks good.
Seventyfour
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8700 posts since 6/10/05

24 Mar 2016 06:05
What are the black spots rubber? if so good idea, did he do the metal toe taps too?
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

24 Mar 2016 13:01
Thanks. They were £110 + about £20 return postage. Very expensive, especially considering they're not based in London. However, the quality of work is superb.

I told him I wanted to have it resoled to maximise the time before sending it back to him, and I wanted a bit more grip without rubber being visible as you look at it from the side. He recommended the rendenbach sole with rubber dots, quarter heel and metal toe cap fitted flush. I actually still need to try them on but I'm very happy with how they look!
joe6886
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763 posts since 16/11/08

24 Mar 2016 13:39
What boots are they?
TheConductor
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4191 posts since 17/11/09

24 Mar 2016 13:52
+1 the Shoe Healer is definitely worth the cost from my experience.
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

24 Mar 2016 14:05
They're Wolverine 1000 Miles.

Yea, The Conductor, I found I didn't have that anxiety with him you do when bringing certain clothes/boots to random cobblers/tailors. When I was like 'will you keep the welt stitching align….' he was like 'yes, we do that as standard where we can'.
TheConductor
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4191 posts since 17/11/09

26 Mar 2016 12:59
Sent off a pair of suede chelsea boots about 4/5 years a go and iirc I requested another leather sole to be added, then commando sole on the bottom. On the phone I asked a lot of questions and they were happy for me to send over images to show the work I wanted. They were so knowledgable and easy to deal with, thus no anxiety either. Was around £80 all in and they're still going strong to this day.
swede
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7823 posts since 21/3/09

3 Apr 2016 15:57
need some uk10 dress shoes. derbies or oxfords. anyone selling (yes pikey) before i get some meermins?
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

3 Apr 2016 18:38
How worn were the soles on those 1000 mile boots? The boots barely look worn in. Did the whole sole need doing or was that through choice?
kushty
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365 posts since 2/7/09

3 Apr 2016 18:54
They were worn on one corner of the heels. Obviously that didn't really matter because you can replace them separately.

But they were also wearing close to the welt on the toes. Once it hits the welt it can make it harder to repair properly (apparently). But yea, the rest of the soles were fine. I just thought I just want to send them off now and get them done so I don't need to send them again for a long time. I think the Shoe Healer thought I was crazy…