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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2940 on: December 30, 2016, 06:56:35 PM »
Also, the Veg is like butter after a bit of break in
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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2941 on: January 10, 2017, 09:47:59 PM »
New work boots ordered...now the wait

In case you're curious
8" custom Packer on 9109 last
Black oil tan
Work toe cap
Brown upper stitching
Single brown mid
100F outsole
Brass hook and eyes
Tan nylon laces
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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2942 on: January 10, 2017, 10:13:49 PM »
Look forward to seeing them when they arrive - just gotta wait . . . .


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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2943 on: January 10, 2017, 11:11:06 PM »
I need them badly for work, so put out the extra for rush. That means I'll wait 5 weeks as opposed to 11...but it's still a wait lol
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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2944 on: February 06, 2017, 02:32:24 PM »
The double midsoles on my custom boss have developed a split, one on each boot. I'm guessing it's a result of road salt etc drying the leather out (I'm otherwise careful to dry them at normal cellar temp  and remove mud etc). I feel I should try to seal the cracks to prevent more water coming in. Any advice?


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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2945 on: February 06, 2017, 05:31:47 PM »
The only thing I can think of is pounding that heel in to see if it brings those back together. If we sand the edges it might get rid of the gap on the midsoles.

They are glued and sewn all the way through, so they definitely won't come apart:)!

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2946 on: February 06, 2017, 05:40:32 PM »
The only thing I can think of is pounding that heel in to see if it brings those back together. If we sand the edges it might get rid of the gap on the midsoles.

They are glued and sewn all the way through, so they definitely won't come apart:)!
Thanks! @Giles  has suggested a good oiling (which they are in need of anyway) to heal the leather and make it water retardant again. I was wondering whether I should stuff the gap with epoxy resin before doing this? Any thoughts?
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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2947 on: February 06, 2017, 05:49:48 PM »
You can put our bee seal plus on them to waterproof the leather!

I am sure there is something you could use to seal them. I would only put on a small amount though. It will more than likely change the color of the midsole though.

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2948 on: February 06, 2017, 05:50:34 PM »
@Giles How the heck do I get the picture off my posts??

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2949 on: February 06, 2017, 05:54:16 PM »
You can put our bee seal plus on them to waterproof the leather!

I am sure there is something you could use to seal them. I would only put on a small amount though. It will more than likely change the color of the midsole though.

Thanks Chris. Colour change is no problem, part of the process. Oiling would have been necessary at some point anyway. I'll do that first and see how they respond. If the gap persists then epoxy resin should seal it. Appreciate you chipping in.

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2950 on: February 06, 2017, 06:26:55 PM »
@Giles How the heck do I get the picture off my posts??

@Chris at Wesco Which picture....?
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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2951 on: February 06, 2017, 07:15:18 PM »

They are glued and sewn all the way through, so they definitely won't come apart:)!

What you're saying is, you don't anticipate it being a big problem?

I've rinsed the midsoles with a white vinegar/water solution to get any residual salt out and a good stuffing with mink oil seems to have helped matters some. I'll keep an eye on them.

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2952 on: February 19, 2017, 12:27:02 AM »
anyone know what last this boot was built on?

Also what thread color that is?

and if this leather option can be requested when building a boot by them? I want to build something like this boot with just a couple modifications.

http://mydenimlife.com/blog/wesco-100th-anniversary-models/

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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2953 on: February 19, 2017, 12:28:30 AM »
With a bump toe, I imagine the 9109 last
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Re: WESCO
« Reply #2954 on: February 19, 2017, 12:29:38 AM »
do you know the name in relation to their website?