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    Default Taps for crepe soled shoes?

    I put heel taps on most of my shoes to lessen the uneven wear. I just purchased two pairs of Clarks Desert Boots and was wondering if it would be practical to put them on a crepe soled shoe, such as this.

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    I'm really not sure how that would even work.

    The crepe soles are soft and I'm wondering how the heel taps would find purchase.

    I wouldn't worry about it.

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    ^+1 AND the nais used to hold taps on your shoes, due the compressibility of the soles would quickly push trough to the sole of your foot. From experience, I can unequivocally state that that hurts a lot.

    There may be glue on taps, but I don't know about them.
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    Crepe rubber is possibly the softest wearing of any type of sole material. I quite like it, but I'm afraid crepe should be at the bottom of the list for anyone bothered by sole wear. Do Clark's offer a resoling service?

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    I applied a film of clear, translucent Shoe Goo to the contact surface of the heels of a pair of Clark's desert boots. The film wore much more slowly than the crepe rubber would have from my past experience. The contact surface remained shinier than crepe rubber alone but it would not have been obvious to others when worn what I had done. I only covered the heel as that is what wears most quickly for me.

    I'd be worried about crepe rubber not being dense enough to retain the nails used for the taps. I'd expect that Barge cement would work but I think you'd have a problem when it came time to replace the taps.
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    Cement only is not enough. They would need to be nailed on as well. I don't recommend doing that though. As mentioned the crepe is to soft and will not hold the nails. The nails may not pull straight out they may pull out on an angle damaging the crepe.

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    ^^Nick V:
    Can you replace the plantation crepe soles on a pair of Alden ALL Weather Walker's with a leather tipped plantation crepe sole, such as Alden uses?

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    ^Yes.

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    Thank you,sir. I will have a pair coming your way shortly.



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