Shoe question: replacing a glued rubber sole with a glued leather sole?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by ScarletDrew, May 10, 2016.

  1. ScarletDrew

    ScarletDrew New Member

    United States
    New York
    ...and here's the final two. All in all, I am pleased with the job my northern NJ cobbler did. This, esp. when a cobbler from a neighboring town refused to do anything for them, deeming the shoes "unsalvageable" due to the fake welt and rubber soles. These may not be new or particularly toney, but I'm sure to get much use out of them in the future. Thanks again to all of you for your advice! :biggrin:

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  2. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

    Harmony, FL
    United States
    It is good to see the recraft worked out for you. Here's to your enjoying several more years of comfortable wear from your beloved pair and may you do so only in good health! :thumbs-up:
  3. stolo17

    stolo17 Starting Member

    United States
    You will have better luck to just get a rubber sole glued on to make them usable again. And then should look at investing in a quality pair of good year welted shoes.

    If the J&M shoe was not welted from the factory, it is probably one of their more disposable models.

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