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  1. Brenjay

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Cobbler provided, these are still made and available.
  2. Brenjay

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Went from the white Christy sole to this. Cobbler did a nice clean job.
  3. Brenjay

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Just picked up several pairs of these, looking forward to having my cobbler put them on something.
  4. Brenjay

    Shoes that look better with age...

    I love the Red Wing moc toe shoes so I had my cobbler rework these black ones. New leather mid sole, old stock Biltrite soles, and a new Biltrite heel. Very happy with them. Previously had the standard white wedge soles.
  5. Brenjay

    Sole Searching (and heels too)

    Picked up some nice vintage stuff from an old shop. Unfortunately the Cat's Paw half soles are child size, but they are beautiful and worth keeping.
  6. Brenjay

    Sole Searching (and heels too)

    Wondering if we can start a conversation about vintage/new old stock soles and heels. I see these being used on new builds, which I love, looking for more info on this. Are there any downsides to using these old products? Do they degrade over time? Does anyone have a collection of these, or a stash of interesting stuff? I have been visiting local shops to see what I can find. Lots of heels available, mainly dress shoe sizes, but not seeing much in the way of interesting half soles. Here are a couple of things I have. Not familiar with the heels, I have seen these Biltrite half soles before and I think they look good. What does everyone else have? Are you able to find stuff where you are? Info please! Thanks
  7. Brenjay

    Shoes that look better with age...

    Had a local cobbler remove the old Christy soles on these Red Wings and add the leather mid sole, half soles, and heels. Did a nice job and I'm very happy with them.
  8. Brenjay

    Canadian Denim Heads!

    Wound up going to see Michal at Shoe Repair Concierge in Chinatown really close to your shop. In the mall in the big parkade under the Floata restaurant. Has a great little shop and he did a great job of replacing the Christy sole on my Red Wings with a thick leather midsole, Vibram chevron half sole and Cat’s Paw heel. He totally gets it and I am loving the shoes. Recommended.
  9. Brenjay

    Canadian Denim Heads!

    I'd like to know if there are any cobblers in Vancouver doing interesting work. I'm thinking really nice resoles and rebuilds along the lines of Brass Tokyo etc. Most cobblers could probably do the work but it would be nice if there is someone out there who gets it without having to explain. would also like to see more variety in footwear selection here. Everyone just sells Red Wings. I have several pairs and love them but would like to see other brands. Niftydo did a nice run of Vibergs recently.