Four years ago, my Dad copped me a pair of Tods from one of their stores in Rome. I've worn them in pretty well (they're comfy as fuck) and those little nubs on the bottom are starting to wear away. Any thoughts on replacement soles/ anyone that will - actually - do a good job of replacing Tods' soles? Should I just rock the OG soles until nothing is left?
Unfortunately, driving shoes are extremely delicate and aren’t designed for city living. Even worse, the soles are irremovable, and I’ve never heard of a cobbler gluing in a new set of spikes. So, looks like you’re out of luck, my dude—just rock them ‘til the wheels fall off.
Edit - I have never heard of the below procedure (and think it sounds a little dubious), but Compulsive Awesomeness comments: “To the tod’s questionI had a couple of Ralph Lauren driving loafers that were almost identical to Gommino Tods and wore the heel off as well… my cobbler replaced the sole with a very thin rubber sole and kept the back hel numbs so they look almost as new and I had them for over 4 years now”