Fucked Walker In The Face
I think everyone has had their fill by this point. Lets move on.
Yep, time to put an end to the horse poo for a while. Time for some good old fashioned shoo talk.Can we please put an end to this unmitigated horse shit?
LOVE the big fat welts, especially those Santoni and Lattanzi types. The only regret was that l never snapped up dozens of pairs 20 years ago when a local warehouse was selling them for bargain prices of $550 at the time. They were worth thousands back in those days in Oz, but l never liked the BIG welts at the time. 4 years later l got fully hooked on BIG welts and l have some of the biggest welts in the business including a 1950's double stitched welt gunboat that is rarely seen made these days in such a manner.My what big welts you have. All the better to kick you with. Bring the welts on!
Would that count as a spade sole? Quite the presence, and the leather looks great.
Love the shoes - I've got a couple of pairs of Santoni FAMs and Santoni Goodyear-welted shoes and they're very nice, with very fine, neat stitching.Santoni hand welted norvegese shoes.
Actually, none of those shoes l posted earlier have a welt. Norvegese shoes don't have a welt. The way those are done, it is impossible to have a welt because the uppers are turned out 30% of the way along the slip sole and that upper is stitched done to the slip sole while the slipsole is stitched to the outsole. Norvegese doesn't have a feather either.shookt said:My what big welts you have.
Santoni FAM goodyears are decent.Journeyman said:Love the shoes - I've got a couple of pairs of Santoni FAMs and Santoni Goodyear-welted shoes and they're very nice, with very fine, neat stitching.
He has plenty of good shoe trees, he probably popped a crummy pair for the photo because he couldn't be bothered finding anything else at the time.Journeyman said:However, please ask your friend to get better shoe trees!
You want to be careful with that. You really want to keep the boot straightened out properly with good pressure so it doesn't curl up. Maybe find a more narrow tree.speaking of shoe trees I have a question: so in my extra wide foot width i'm forced to buy XL shoe trees. they've been in my boots that I haven't worn for quite some time now and my best guess is that they've stretched out the shoe leather a bit. in generic size trees with boots that have leather prone to stretching, is getting a slightly smaller tree in there so that it doesn't meet the full width of the shoe a big deal? In this example lets say an XL tree would be for sizes 11-14 and a L tree would be for 7-10.
How true. I was just thinking about that SF thread about Big Stitches and Big Welts, but it doesn't make sense to kick people using shoes with big stitches per se. It does, however, make sense to kick people using shoes with big welts. I'm sure many uppers have been saved from scuffs by big welts!Actually, none of those shoes l posted earlier have a welt. Norvegese shoes don't have a welt. The way those are done, it is impossible to have a welt because the uppers are turned out 30% of the way along the slip sole and that upper is stitched done to the slip sole while the slipsole is stitched to the outsole. Norvegese doesn't have a feather either.
I understand where you are coming from. Over 20 years ago l liked plain conservative shoes too. Actually my tastes were similar to yours. Those multi stitched shoes are an acquired taste, but they do have their place with certain types of casual clothing.Shooey, those shoes with the fancy stitching are not pleasant to the eye.
You make good points, and of course one shouldn't wear them with a business suit or to a serious meeting because that would be stupid. Wearing such shoes depends on the situation.formby001 said:Sartorial 'fireworks' should be expressed with shirt or tie (draws attention to your face). Shoes should be elegant, simple, and pleasing to the eye, not distracting. If you were to wear some of those shoes you posted with a business suit you'd look clueless.
The time and place is really important. It doesn't have to look like you've just started. These are not shoe to wear at work.formby001 said:They're one step up (or down, take your pick) the evolutionary shoe-ladder from those tan-coloured, pointy-toed monstrosities so-beloved of young men just-starting their careers.
Never aim to look like you've just-started.
I don't doubt the skill, and quality materials that go into making these shoes, its the aesthetics that I find questionable.That shoe above is miles above those pointed toe loafers you talk about. Quality speaks volumes about the person, especially when done on a tasteful last.
I don't doubt the skill, and quality materials that go into making these shoes, its the aesthetics that I find questionable.
These types of shoes definitely have their place/. Obviously the Austro/Hungarian areas have different ideas about shoes too. Many businessmen wear them. Italian and English are different again.Well, I'm here to bombard the thread with more stitching. New pair came in today, freshly hand welted with goyser stitch from Hungary - not going to see wear for a bit since its snowing somethin fierce right now...
Not true Budapesters but definitely captures the spirit. I'd happily wear this in a business casual or smart casual outfit.
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question for you guys - i took out a pair of my wolverine 1000 miles today after not having worn them in a long time. several years in fact. they'd been in the box with shoe trees in them. now, they're squeaking like an old hardwood floor every time i step. its audibly loud. any suggestions on fixing this?
Most likely its the shank
I think FXH captured the flag on this one. After an overnight baby powder dousing and full moisturizing after they're still squeaking. Seems to primarily be coming from the heel but i'm not 100% on that. Thoughts on what to do to try and fix them are welcome.moisturize them. Then put some baby powder inside and shake them so it gets into the seams along the sock liner. Squeaking is usually one part of the shoe rubbing against another.
well, it can take some time until your measures are effective.I think FXH captured the flag on this one. After an overnight baby powder dousing and full moisturizing after they're still squeaking. Seems to primarily be coming from the heel but i'm not 100% on that. Thoughts on what to do to try and fix them are welcome.
found this from a reddit post:well, it can take some time until your measures are effective.
if it is the shank, you have to take them apart to find out. well, your cobbler and/or you send them in for factory refurbish. this would be your only options in this case.
before you go into this direction. does wolverine use a steel shank, a wooden or do they use a shank feather at all? it would be quite unusual, if the area would disintegrate just from a long storage, but who knows.? maybe the defect was already in the beginning before the storage and you just noticed it until now?
Wolverine - nylon and fiberglass (I only asked about 1000 mile boots) "The nylon and fiber glass shanks tend to be lighter however more durable than a plastic shank. The steel and wood shanks are durable, however can add weight to the footwear. The nylon and fiber glass shanks provide both durability without adding weight to the footwear."
well, adding weight. a steel shank weighs 5 grams.found this from a reddit post:
Those are an example of dainty looking shoes. Never go dainty, ever.The John Lobb bespoke wholecut that costs mega bucks. Likely much more now.
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Other great shoes. I would love to own these two pairs.
the pinch test and the walk test.Ah! My brother has a pair of Church's. I wonder if I'd be able to tell the difference between those and lower grade GYW shoes in terms of construction. I guess one can tell somewhat by the weight.
You put a finger inside the shoe at the waist area and your thumb outside the shoe under the waist area and feel how thick it is in that area. The cheaper made shoes will be thinner in that area and feel more flimsy when walking where-as the better made shoes are always thicker in that area and more solid when walking. Better structure.Not sure about the details but its a semibrogue adelaide on a round toe last. What is the pinch test?
Well well well, typical @Truth with his well made manly shoos. @Truth, that boot looks very well made. It has character of a typical handmade shoe. Such a delight to the eyes. Love the sole edge and how the upper is attached to the welt, you don't see such beauty often.
thanks The Shooman. Good eye. Big Johnny Lobb (St. James).Well well well, typical @Truth with his well made manly shoos. @Truth, that boot looks very well made. It has character of a typical handmade shoe. Such a delight to the eyes. Love the sole edge and how the upper is attached to the welt, you don't see such beauty often.
On the farm we used to cut them off with a Stanley knife for just that reason>