25 Apr '16, 12pm

Things To Know About Shoes Part 4: 31-40 #shoesnob

40. Closed channel soles, while looking nicer than the open channel counterparts, have an aesthetic weakness. In order to create the closed channel, you can to cut into the sole at a slanted angle in order to create a flat of leather that can lift up and then be glued back down. This flap is often thin and weak in the grande scheme of things. Therefore, sometimes if not cut properly (i.e. too thin) or glued properly, this flap can either come loose (esp. during wet days) or easily chip off if walking a lot on loose gravel or rocks. And if it does, it means nothing in terms of function (i.e. makes your shoe weaker or anything) but rather just now shows the channel and stitching. So if this happens to your shoe, do not worry, nothing is wrong with it. It just happens.

Full article: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2016/04/things-to-know-abo...

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