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    Crepe Sole Derbies

    So I've got a pair of much-loved burgundy leather derbies, one of which now has a hole worn in the sole. Think I'll try and get them resoled, but I was pondering getting a crepe sole put on rather than the standard leather for a bit of a casual twist.
    Any thoughts on whether this'd look good?

    If so, do I go with a desert-boot-esque heeled sole like these APCs:


    Or a wedge sole like these Common Projects?
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    Wedge every time

    Post pics when you do it

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    Next question then, cobbler recommendation in Brighton anyone?
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    2nd vote for the wedge sole.

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    Was thinking about getting the same CPs, in black though. Would you mind, if you end up buying them, how the wedge sole looks? I am afraid that it would look too intense...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anagni View Post
    Was thinking about getting the same CPs, in black though. Would you mind, if you end up buying them, how the wedge sole looks? I am afraid that it would look too intense...
    I'm resoling a pair I have to look similar, not buying the CPs! But sure thing, I'll put up pictures of the finished article.
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    Both look good. Crepe soles can be a bit slippery on wet surfaces - just the other day I almost ended up on my ass on wet cobblestone wearing my desert boots (which are now tucked into the wardrobe for the season) - and with that in mind, I think the heel sole would do a better job.

    Then again, the wedge has got more edge (no rhyme intended).

    Yea, I'd go for the wedge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Sheep Boy View Post
    I'm resoling a pair I have to look similar, not buying the CPs! But sure thing, I'll put up pictures of the finished article.
    Just saw the pictures and didn't bother to read all of it. Sorry about that!

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    No can do apparently. They're not proper welted shoes which I think limits the resoling options somewhat. Just getting a new leather sole put on, will have to relegate the crepe sole derbies to a future project...
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