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Getting alot of gents shoes in lately with compressed cardboard soles. The shop that sells em near me is charging over £100 a time for em. they wear out in a couple of weeks.

The sort were the sole goes up the side of the upper. I hate them :evil:

 

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We're also getting alot of ladies shoes with cardboard soles.

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I have had a couple of these in. One pair for a stick on sole which wasn't a problem. but the others wanted a leather sole and the ones I had in stock weren't wide enough, but fortunately I was able to talk the customer into rubber.

 

What are you using to repair them with?

 

Lee

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I have had a couple of these in. One pair for a stick on sole which wasn't a problem. but the others wanted a leather sole and the ones I had in stock weren't wide enough, but fortunately I was able to talk the customer into rubber.

 

What are you using to repair them with?

 

Lee

 

Easy, just cut some soles out of a cardboard box. :lol: :lol:

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Poor quality compressed leather particles can appear to be cardboard.

Can soak up water just like cardboard to.

Difficult to effect a half sole as the fibres just seperrate at the waist due to the load at that area. Onyl real solution is to add a few IVI tacks in the waist. Are they still painting them cream?

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2.8mm leather (true leather) as for using leather sheeting i would but which bend would you use and what tan would you select ase it would turn out to be very costly to stock all 4 i.e oak bark ,chrome, veg, and dri ped, then you need a skiving machine and a ranger

 

:shock: Dont you have a Knife then :shock:

 

Thats what I thought :?

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Surgical Steel blade on a Rosewood handle, never nedeed a machine to cut any type of Leather, cut it or skive it and the Leather we used 40/50 years ago was very much tougher than todays product. Dri-Ped Oak is easier to cut than Prince Charles's Dutchy Bread!!!

 

Olive Oil!!! open another couple of tins of spinach, we got muscle building to do here.

Oooh Pop-Eye, what muscle are you thinking of :wink:

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quite right hugh dri ped is soft and the oil and grease aid in the cutting ,but believe me i have used some leathers in the orthopeadic trade which would not cut with a knife ,as for the leather of old your are right there also ,had a customer come in the other day and gave me some stock from his grandfathers shed that he was clearing amongst it was 2 cuts of leather they were marked out for a pair of soles on each piece and the price was still on the leather i.e old money 3 and 6 new money 17.5 p tuff as old boots

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