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7 hours ago, FRANKIE CROCKER said:

Nothing! Take the shoes to the dancehall in your holdall. Put the shoes on inside the venue. Spend as much time on the dancefloor as possible as this will polish the soles up nicely. Change out of your leather soles before leaving - this avoids scuffing and bits of glass etc becoming embedded.

And take a few pairs of those forensic shoe covers for when you need to use the bogs , certain venues still have toilets that , whilst not as bad as I'm told Wigan's were , are still wet enough to undo all the 'conditioning' that you had put in over the previous couple of hours on the floor .

And wandering about outside on your fag-breaks amongst the dog-ends and chewing gum does the soles no favours either ... 

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58 minutes ago, WoodButcher said:

And take a few pairs of those forensic shoe covers for when you need to use the bogs , certain venues still have toilets that , whilst not as bad as I'm told Wigan's were , are still wet enough to undo all the 'conditioning' that you had put in over the previous couple of hours on the floor .

And wandering about outside on your fag-breaks amongst the dog-ends and chewing gum does the soles no favours either ... 

Got to practise your walking technique. Tip-toe around the puddles of beer on the dance floor. Walk on your heels in the bogs - mind you, I like the idea of forensic shoe covers - perhaps have a rack of sliders that you can slip into. A few pallets outside the main entrance should help the punters avoid gum and fags. Bottom line though, dancers with leather soled shoes should be VIP’d to the front of the queue.

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58 minutes ago, FRANKIE CROCKER said:

Very smart sir. Look much newer than mine.

Thank you kind sir. Believe it or not they cost £50. From a tiny shoe  shop in Harlech.  North Wales about two years ago.  Lou wanted to look in one of about 6 shops in the village because they sold shoes ( you know what women are like )

The shop owner must have been at least  90 and it was a cash only shop. So it took me longer to find a cash machine than it did to buy the shoes. Couldn't leave them at that price . Unfortunately that was the only colour available 

Steve 

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4 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

My latest leather soles 

Steve 

 

Steve have any of your shoes ever seen a dance floor …. :D 

They would have seen the smokin area, the bar, the toilets obviously, and would be pretty well acquainted with the entrance lobby, but by my reckoning they would be strangers to a dance floor. 😄

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So very funny  Mr Pitt. ( the elder  ) there is photographic evidence of me dancing at Willington on Saturday night.  😎 taken by (Stainless Steve on here )wife Kaz . I will have you know. They possibly posted on FB but because I'm not on there i cant confirm it mate. See you Monday 

Steve 

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KGood call guys I go along and have do all you say lucky the loos are fine where I go.  Just the chip fat to do 

Good buy those shoes.  Mine are below 10 quid

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2 hours ago, Soulhock said:

KGood call guys I go along and have do all you say lucky the loos are fine where I go.  Just the chip fat to do 

Good buy those shoes.  Mine are below 10 quid

🤔 U taking the pi$$ , 

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Recently got myself a pair of church black leather brogues, they are so comfortable among various other pairs of leather soled shoes I own they are defo the best and that includes a pair of forty year old good nic loafers(not the recent copies of times recent in years that always seem to have a detail on two on the missing lift.

By the way Steve the colours fine..

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You should`nt need any talc really, but having said that i have been to a few dance halls where the floor was shite, not cleaned, polished ect.

  If i do feel the need to use anything i use candle wax, rub a bit on the soles & heels, works wonders.

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I am always on the hunt for leather soled shoes of soulful quality including not being able to resist second hand shops where I also scour for jackets,coats etc who knows one day you may find a Crombie or sheepy and inside the pocket wrapped up in yellowing paper inside a small plastic money bag may be seventeen perfectly preserved duraphet m's mmm mmm m for my name Manus f3a!!!!!

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10 minutes ago, Sunama3f said:

I am always on the hunt for leather soled shoes of soulful quality including not being able to resist second hand shops where I also scour for jackets,coats etc who knows one day you may find a Crombie or sheepy and inside the pocket wrapped up in yellowing paper inside a small plastic money bag may be seventeen perfectly preserved duraphet m's mmm mmm m for my name Manus f3a!!!!!

If you find owt in the pockets  It was mine. I remember putting it there. 😄

Steve 

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1 hour ago, Winsford Soul said:

If you find owt in the pockets  It was mine. I remember putting it there. 😄

Steve 

That's ok Steve if I do find them I will post the capsules on to you after removing the powder inside to keep the weight down which of course it will do in more ways than one though I think these days if consumed the contents(in one helping)would be more likely to keep my mind  never mind body down permanent or perhaps just permanently UP.Ah those were the days lad fuck yet hot gravel we ad riker and skf among others these youngsters these they days with their reduced choice of refreshments should think emselve blueday looky  having not to choose between so many oopers.

Back to the shoes I won't say what I played for me church's brouges but they go for 500 odd notes according to the website, diplomat is the style name,I found them brand new sitting on a shelf  couldn't believe my luck when they were my size then after trying on asked if the price was really what it said on the label,'Oh yes love they are that price because they are new looking as if haven't been worn', I then took out a note and paid for them getting a penny change,I had always wanted a pair of Churchs', now this pair were mine all mine haaaa hhhaaaaaaa heeeeeeeee silver foil hat on my head and all that.I in my spare change mister lost my train ticket home can you help me with some spare change paper mode would have never paid full price for (Well I might have)

So from now on its keep on searching through jacket pockets in charity shops not forgetting the quick sideways glance a la doing a spin mode (before wobblibg like a weeble into the tables like black hawk down spilling all drinks, naw I don't weeble with ma spin though occasional slight wobble)at the shoes shelf so often full of down at heel rubber soled high heeled  shovel toed dross that may just be sitting next to a pair of real gems to stand in.Shoes!!!!!!!! 

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All the big Northampton shoe manufacturers have an end of season sale @ this time of year , just picked up 2 pair of Grenson’s from their G zero range with 60% off , 

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On ‎19‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 22:22, FRANKIE CROCKER said:

Nothing! Take the shoes to the dancehall in your holdall. Put the shoes on inside the venue. Spend as much time on the dancefloor as possible as this will polish the soles up nicely. Change out of your leather soles before leaving - this avoids scuffing and bits of glass etc becoming embedded.

Good advice about bringing your dancing /standing about verbaling shoes with you in a back changing into them on arrival out when leaving though the soles be safer in these days when so many folk have cars back then you had to negotiate all sorts of leather sole gbh from gritty shitty paths to railway embankments plus chemist roofs the bitumen and stones could play hell .As you say there was always the danger of broken glass as you ran off through the streets after dropping over the wall at Sheffield rail station on the way to Samantha's avoiding being grabbed for not having a ticket.It could be very hazardous and unhealthy to leather soles in their in the day short lives due to hours of dancing inspired by the fuel of the time it seemed to come to pass very quickly that holes would appear in the soles.(I only used to have a couple of pairs of shoes those days now loads to many to wear even in rotation that's just the leather soled ones. 

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On 19/07/2018 at 21:33, Soulhock said:

I am asking what to put on leather soles other than Talc .thanks in advance.

Just remembered this earlier thread, full of handy, practical tips for forum members....

 

 

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Excellent idea Steve why waste time with all that messy talc over the floor when all you need is a pair of old socks over your shoes so simple yet so true!Just like wearing your mrs tights under your jeans when out laying bricks in cold weather,the stuff of which made Britain was made great by our strong tradition of inventors  and improvisers.Perhaps for the more hands on those who prefer to lace up rather than slip on we have the pair of yellow dusters each has four knots tied id al la monty python traditional seaside headgear from a hanky(pime example of that great Brits improvisationsal ability) then the duster is wrapped round and over the shoe gathered in round the bottom of the leg and an old lace used to tie the knots all together and tight round the shoe repeat process and you will be gliding across the floor like a floor buffer under the command of a forty year veteran .In fact those venues who stress in their promotional blurb no talc should provide at the door two big boxes one of old yellow duster the other long boot laces,I am sure the venue owners would be delighted at having their floors buffed to mirror like sheen by the ex talc addicts now duster wearing soulites.(Mind you it would not be long till some enterprising chap or lass came up with a substance to make your  gliding better by pre dousing yer duster in! 

Hi ya Steve good to be back mate 

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5 minutes ago, Manusfta said:

Excellent idea Steve why waste time with all that messy talc over the floor when all you need is a pair of old socks over your shoes so simple yet so true!Just like wearing your mrs tights under your jeans when out laying bricks in cold weather,the stuff of which made Britain was made great by our strong tradition of inventors  and improvisers.Perhaps for the more hands on those who prefer to lace up rather than slip on we have the pair of yellow dusters each has four knots tied id al la monty python traditional seaside headgear from a hanky(pime example of that great Brits improvisationsal ability) then the duster is wrapped round and over the shoe gathered in round the bottom of the leg and an old lace used to tie the knots all together and tight round the shoe repeat process and you will be gliding across the floor like a floor buffer under the command of a forty year veteran .In fact those venues who stress in their promotional blurb no talc should provide at the door two big boxes one of old yellow duster the other long boot laces,I am sure the venue owners would be delighted at having their floors buffed to mirror like sheen by the ex talc addicts now duster wearing soulites.(Mind you it would not be long till some enterprising chap or lass came up with a substance to make your  gliding better by pre dousing yer duster in! 

Hi ya Steve good to be back mate 

Great that you're back Manus.  Look forward to more intuitive and highly informative posts.

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Not sure if there's any scientific evidence to back this up but I've sometimes sprayed this on the soles of my leather shoes and also man made soles, no other reason than because it happens to be in my shoe polish box. I think it's basically a wax so probably the same effect as candle wax as Casino76 and Soulhoc said? Can't say it definitely makes a difference but it doesn't cause any problems.  https://www.timpson.co.uk/patent-glow.html

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