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Double Buckle Boot Sole restore

Started by cmjordan77 , Dec 02 2011 07:34 AM

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#1 cmjordan77

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:34 AM

Hey folks,
I have a nice pair of Double Buckle Boots that I wear from time to time. The old Good year soles were in good shape, but on the right shoe, about 3inches from the tip of the sole the boot sole split from 1 side to the other. I know the old rubber can do this from time to time. the leather underneath is perfectly fine. I put some shoe goo in the split and repaired it that way.
My question is where can I buy full length soles so I can have a shoe repairman replace the soles.
Does anyone have any ideas of 1st where I can buy good replacements? I know "AT THE FRONT" has a guy who the recommend who will do replacements for boots, and WWII IMPRESSIONS has someone they recommend, but I was hoping to find some good soles 1st before I send them off to be fixed.
Does anyone have any ideas? Has anyone else done this with good results? Photos of the results?

I really appreciate any and all help!!!

Thanks
CJ

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:44 AM

Must be sole-destroying for you? ;)

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:46 AM

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:45 AM

thanks, but those are the front, I read on WPG that those should not be used on double buckles. I was hoping to find a whole piece that will go from tip to right where the heel is. Not the heel, just right up to the heel.
do they make replacements new? Or I would take vintage as well
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Posted 02 December 2011 - 11:57 AM

The problem is, even if you could locate some minty NOS examples, they'd still be 65+ year old rubber and therefore prone to the same weaknesses when worn. What you need to find...if indeed they are out there...are modern copies. I've got WW2 replicas which have the correct pattern soles/heels so someone does produce them today, but whether or not they can be bought as spares in their own right, I don't really know?

Can I make a suggestion? Preserve your WW2 originals and wear repros instead?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 02:45 PM

Yeah, I know, but honestly, I figure I cant take it with me :)
I dont wear them much,
If I cant find any soles, then I will just leave them as is and find a good repro pair.
I just have not been that pleased with the way many Repro's look ya know?

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:11 PM

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 03:23 PM

Email Jerry at WPG. I got some replacement fullsoles from him a while back.

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