Sole snob

tamburger

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It was never really apparent to me, because I was into CLs for so long, but I am sort of picky when it comes to the soles of my shoes. I've recently started investing in other shoes (besides louboutins) and I've noticed that I will not buy a pair of shoes that have black soles compared to tan/beige leather soles. It doesn't matter what color the shoe itself is, I just make sure the soles are tan colored rather than black or silver. Am I alone?
 

lorihmatthews

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I don't really pay attention to the soles, because if they're slick, I take them to a cobbler and have him put rubber soles on the bottoms anyway. I have all my CLs resoled with red rubber as well.
 

LadySapphire

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i actually love black soles, but the sole of a shoe would never be the SOLE reason for me not buying them.

Bad i know! :rolleyes:
 

HandbagAngel

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I am snob to the sole too, in term of leather or manmade. I don't mind rubber sole in black color if shoes are sneakers. But if they are heels or low heels boots, I cannot stand pale manmade sole and had returned numerous pairs of shoes just because of that. Yeah, I am bad. :shame:
 

CEC.LV4eva

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Hmm... don't care. It the overall shoe cut, style, silhouette that I look at and influence me the most.
 

abs678

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nothing beats a pale leather sole! mmmmm......
I could care less about what sort of embellishment/decoration designers are stamping on the soles, as long as it is real leather :smile:
 

AEGIS

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i never cared about the soles with Louboutin...ok not true..i didn't like them
 

pquiles

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I don't think I am a sole snob, but I do like leather bottoms. My favorite is the embellishment that Prada places on the bottom of their shoes.
 

tamburger

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I don't think I am a sole snob, but I do like leather bottoms. My favorite is the embellishment that Prada places on the bottom of their shoes.
Me too! I can't stand man-made material soles, but the gold embellishment on the Prada soles really do it for me. I think it makes a world of a difference!
 

ShoeConnoisseur

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I have to agree... sole snob here!! lol! I only buy leather soled shoes! If its manmade materials at the bottom... i tend to not even give them it a second look!