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Old Thu Mar 31, 2005, 03:50pm
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Anyone got a pair of these? Comments?
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Old Thu Mar 31, 2005, 07:25pm
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I've had a pair of the patent leather oxfords for about 18 months now. Hard to beat the shine, just wipe them down. They weigh about as much as my +POS, but weight has never been a concern of mine, and they have the same Goodyear sole. It's a quality product.

My concern is the lining. Mine is wearing through at the heal, and I'm not sure what to do next. Plus, if you scuff the leather it'll need a trip to the cobbler.

But I've got a bunch of games on them with and I wouldn't trade them of anything.

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Old Thu Mar 31, 2005, 08:37pm
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Good old Dr. Scholl's work if they're wearing down on the insoles, and lamb's wool can build up any breakdown at the back of your heel
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Old Thu Mar 31, 2005, 11:14pm
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IMHO, absolutely the best plate shoe ever made. I love them! And they're so much easier to clean.
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Old Fri Apr 01, 2005, 11:22am
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I took a foul ball off the top of my shoe last night, and it dented it. The plate is very well padded, and top caved in. After giving the batter some good natured grief, I noticed it popped back into place a couple of innings later. Good as new, and I didn't feel a thing. The big white ball mark just wiped off with a sponge. I took a pounding last night, and never felt anything. I'll never regret buying pro level gear.

Thanks for the tip on the lambs wool Rick. I'll give it a go.
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Old Sat Apr 02, 2005, 07:31am
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Good old Dr. Scholl's work if they're wearing down on the insoles, and lamb's wool can build up any breakdown at the back of your heel
Hay good idea on the back of the heel. I will give it a shot as well as invaribly that is what I wear out very fast in almost all shoes/sneakers that I buy. No idea why I do but reguardless of the name brand that always wears out. One question tho, where can you get lambs wool?
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Old Sat Apr 02, 2005, 07:35am
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Anyone got a pair of these? Comments?
I personally use the Honigs high tops. Yeah you have to shine them but they have worked great and are super light. A friend of mine has the Davis patent leathers and he loves them as well, tho obviously much heavier.

Only down side I have experiences with the honigs is I have gone thru about 4 pairs of laces already.
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Old Sat Apr 02, 2005, 08:24am
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Good old Dr. Scholl's work if they're wearing down on the insoles, and lamb's wool can build up any breakdown at the back of your heel
Hay good idea on the back of the heel. I will give it a shot as well as invaribly that is what I wear out very fast in almost all shoes/sneakers that I buy. No idea why I do but reguardless of the name brand that always wears out. One question tho, where can you get lambs wool?
You could be buying too large, causing your heel to slide up and down in the back creating wear.
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Old Sat Apr 02, 2005, 09:39am
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Anyone got a pair of these? Comments?
I personally use the Honigs high tops. Yeah you have to shine them but they have worked great and are super light. A friend of mine has the Davis patent leathers and he loves them as well, tho obviously much heavier.

Only down side I have experiences with the honigs is I have gone thru about 4 pairs of laces already.
Switch to leather laces.
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Old Sat Apr 02, 2005, 12:23pm
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PLate Shoes

Lambs Wool should be avaiable at most drug stores or dance supply shops
Works well for keeping your toes from getting crunched in the front of the shoe also
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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 10:59pm
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Got my order today. They look sharp, can't wait to try them behind the plate!! Although I just worked the plate tonight, probably won't do it again until Saturday when I've got a DH (hopefully it won't get washed out!). I tried them on briefly and they felt great!!
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Old Mon Apr 11, 2005, 11:29am
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Tried my shoes out for the first time on Saturday. WOW!!! I highly recommend these shoes to anyone. Not only do they look sharp, but they feel good behind the plate. I also thought they were a little cooler than my last pair. Certainly worth the $$$
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Old Mon Apr 11, 2005, 12:12pm
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Tried my shoes out for the first time on Saturday. WOW!!! I highly recommend these shoes to anyone. Not only do they look sharp, but they feel good behind the plate. I also thought they were a little cooler than my last pair. Certainly worth the $$$
Tj1, did you put any type of gel pad or anything in them?
I get mine in this Wednesday (if UPS tracker is right), and have a plate that night. I ask because I have had problems with heel pain the the past, seemed to get better with streching and gel pads in my steel toed work shoes.
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Old Mon Apr 11, 2005, 04:18pm
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Re: GDPL's

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Tried my shoes out for the first time on Saturday. WOW!!! I highly recommend these shoes to anyone. Not only do they look sharp, but they feel good behind the plate. I also thought they were a little cooler than my last pair. Certainly worth the $$$
Tj1, did you put any type of gel pad or anything in them?
I get mine in this Wednesday (if UPS tracker is right), and have a plate that night. I ask because I have had problems with heel pain the the past, seemed to get better with streching and gel pads in my steel toed work shoes.
bbump82,

If they helped you out in the past I would say use them. I tried the gel pads in my basketball shoes this season and I did not like them at all. Therefore, I won't try them again. I have yet to see the UPS tracker wrong (knock on wood), so you should get them Wednesday. Tell me what you think after you've used them on the field.
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Old Mon Apr 11, 2005, 09:15pm
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Re: GDPL's

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Tried my shoes out for the first time on Saturday. WOW!!! I highly recommend these shoes to anyone. Not only do they look sharp, but they feel good behind the plate. I also thought they were a little cooler than my last pair. Certainly worth the $$$
Tj1, did you put any type of gel pad or anything in them?
I get mine in this Wednesday (if UPS tracker is right), and have a plate that night. I ask because I have had problems with heel pain the the past, seemed to get better with streching and gel pads in my steel toed work shoes.
Google the web for a condition called Plantar Fasciitis. I had severe heel pain and finally went to the doctor and this was the diagnosis. Cure was simple, and I don't have this problem anymore.
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