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    Grenson Shoes... Slippery?

    So I got myself a pair of these shoes and am delighted with them...


    One problem though, wore them today in the rain and they are extremely slippery, the sole is inclined to slip as I stretch to walk. I didn't fall on my face but it did mean being a bit careful.

    I know the sole is very varnished and shiny when you buy it, is it just a matter of letting them naturally scuff up? Or should I apply something to the sole?

    OR do I just not wear these in the rain? Seems a strange problem for such an expensive shoe.

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    Try not to wear them in the rain until the soles are worn in a bit and naturally scuffed up. Also Grenson suggest rubbing potato onto the sole!

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    Ah cool, I'll break out the Converse for a few days until the weather smartens up.

    I'm Irish so I have plenty of potatoes lying around... assuming another famine doesn't come along suddenly

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    Great potato gag, 5*

    You can use a grater on the bottom, or just do a kind of shuffling dance on some rough ground.

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    with the potatoes do you actually rub cooked or raw potato onto them? chips or roasted or what? baked? sautéed???

    i'm assuming raw potato would scuff them?

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    Put a rubber sole on them? Much more practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Put a rubber sole on them? Much more practical.
    Why ruin a beautiful pair of shoes by slapping a hideously monstrous slab of rubber on the bottom? Grate 'em as Pins said, or slash the soles with a a sharp knife and job done; no more slippiness.

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    Slightly dramatic. See the thing about the sole is that you walk on them. I have had rubber soles put on a few times in the past, aesthetically the difference is minimal. And with leather soles they can get water and salt damaged too, although obviously not as big a thing coming into summer.

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    Just go out in the road and moonwalk... you'll soon make them grip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Slightly dramatic. See the thing about the sole is that you walk on them. I have had rubber soles put on a few times in the past, aesthetically the difference is minimal. And with leather soles they can get water and salt damaged too, although obviously not as big a thing coming into summer.
    For some of us, those small attentions to detail when it comes to style matter.
    Last edited by Jay; 27-04-2012 at 06:58 AM.

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