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    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 30th Sep 13, 3:59 PM
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    Shoe repairs?
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    • 30th Sep 13, 3:59 PM
    Shoe repairs? 30th Sep 13 at 3:59 PM
    I notice my leather boots are starting to wear a little. At first i thought i must have funny feet but apparently all/most people show heel wear towards the rear outer edge more !

    So what are the options?

    Heel looks like tacked on rubber block,sole is leather.

    Fit Blakeys segs ? metal or rubber? I notice they now have their own website.

    DIY glue on sole/heel?

    Cobblers if you can find one.. or Timpsons?

    How much is a heel and/or sole repair job these days?
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    • Laura_Elsewhere
    • By Laura_Elsewhere 6th Jan 18, 11:27 PM
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    Shoes wear down on the outside of the heel because we are not flat-footed. In fact, if your shoe-heels wear down on the *inside* then you should probably see a podiatrist or physio about the way you walk, because it can lead to major knee problems...

    Ideally, your heel strikes the ground with a little more weight on the outside, although all of your heel-back should make contact. Then as your weight moves forward above your foot, you should be rolling onto only the outside edge of your foot being in contact, with the arch of your foot being a spring to deal with pressure and strain, and finally the weight goes across the ball of your foot from the outside rolling across to all of it evenly, before your toes push you hard off the ground to step forward.

    Walk barefoot on wet sand come summer - and get a small child to walk as well - then compare, and you'll see what we do to our poor feet over a lifetime!

    Back to the OP - I do virtually all my own cobbling now. I'm actively only buying shoes and boots which *can* be repaired... I have boots and shoes I've lovingly re-soled and re-heeled, only to have the fake-leather PVC fabric disintegrate from old age, so now it's leather only! I'm slowly gathering some really good footwear, having heels replaced if needs be by Timson's in our local Sainsbury's, and then just keeping on with Blakey's non-metal segs, stick-on rubber soles, and looking after them as well as I can!
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