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do cobblers still exist?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by SUNKIST, Mar 19, 2002.



    im so annoyed. my shoes have this tiny little hole up near the part where you put your foot in, on the side. its like a tear in the fabric. this is the second pair of Etnies i've had that have done this...yet i keep buying them.:rolleyes: in any event...i have only had this pair for 3 months, and they already have a hole..it makes me mad cuz i know its there and i dont want it to get bigger..its annoying, and i'm meticulous and petty like that. so question is..anyone know if/where/and how much to repair this? im not down with dropping another $120 for a new pair...i think this is the last pair of Etnies i will buy.

    (on a side note: i wanted to contact etnie and tell them, yet they seem to be pretty hard to get a hold of. website shows no email address, and i think only a phone number..for Virgina..of some shit.)

    p.s. does anyone else experience problems with their etnies? for the life of me i cant figure out how i keep putting holes in mine.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2002
  2. PinkAngeL

    PinkAngeL TRIBE Member

    yes they exist still
    you might get it fixed easier than you think
    I know of one that will make you boots from scratch even
  3. Spinsah

    Spinsah TRIBE Member

    A trade, sir, that, I hope, I may use with a safe conscience; which is, indeed, sir, a mender of bad soles.
  4. tea_green

    tea_green TRIBE Member

    i know a little old cobbler and i always see him at goa parties. for real.
    he may be magic.
  5. Mr_Furious

    Mr_Furious TRIBE Member

    just take it to any shoe repair place like money's worth and best, they can fix just about anything.

    and stay away from the etinies next time :p
  6. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    my mom used to take me to Kiddie Cobbler for shoes when I was a kid
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My mom used to beat me into submission on the head with a shoe.

    It's a touchy subject.
  8. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member


    I like shoes with velcro do-ups
  9. Stormshadow

    Stormshadow TRIBE Member

  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Do you also wear a helmet and a harness with a leash?
  11. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete TRIBE Member

    i'm hypoglycemic and hyperactive!!
  12. Syntax Error

    Syntax Error Well-Known TRIBEr

    my aunt makes a wikkid peach cobbler!

  13. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    lori, there is a shoeshine & repair place in the basement/ground floor of the manulife centre. it's run by two old jamaican guys who are really funny. i guess they are cobblers. the place is near the southwest corner of the mall, across from bay-bloor radio.

    i had my good dress shoes resoled there for way less than the cost of new ones. i don't know what they can do with a hole in fabric but they're worth a shot.
  14. dicksherwood

    dicksherwood TRIBE Member

    mmmm....I could go for some peach cobbler right now, I also like apple and blueberry...so fruity, so crusty, sooooo tasty

    I especially like it a la mode, the way the ice cream melts and mixes with the fruit and crust...it's like 3 desserts in one!

    taste and vale, you can't go wrong with a cobbler

    Dick<----In a very strange mood this morning
  15. madnezz

    madnezz TRIBE Member

    damn! I was so sure this thread was going to be about apple cobblers!!!!


  16. djcheezwhiz

    djcheezwhiz TRIBE Member

    i shall now be known as the cobbler :D



    thanks rosey :)
    i will bring them there next week.
  18. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    hobcobbler = an evil cobbler
  19. daddyiwantchocolate

    daddyiwantchocolate TRIBE Member

    knobgobbler = cheeka

    6 degrees of separation, I tell ya.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2002
  20. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Cobgobbler =

  21. nusty

    nusty TRIBE Member

    Do you skateboard? that's how I keep putting holes in the sides of my shoes. I have to buy two pairs at once now, one for skating and one for normal use.
    Try clear "shoe goo". It's what I cover the sides of my shoes in to prevent the ripping in the first place (only do this if you don't really care what your shoes look like) and it's what I use after the ripping has begun. It helps me get another couple months out of good (and expensive) shoes.
  22. nusty

    nusty TRIBE Member

    Thats what I was praying for aswell. however that does not look like a pic of an apple cobbler....

    but my it does look tasty for right about now! :p (this emocon is licking his lips, not sticking out his tounge)
  23. Cheeka

    Cheeka TRIBE Member

    LOL :D - I love how I can look into random thread and see things like this about myself.
    haha val you're an asshole.


    Re: Re: do cobblers still exist?

    i dont skateboard in them...but i dance in them..so that may be contributing to it. but thanks i think i will go grab some of that stuff..where would i aquire such a product?
  25. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    any skate shop will have shoe goo. maybe you should try dancing to some melodic trance instead of that voodoo hhc crap ;)

    i haven't had any problems with my etnies, i find them to be the most comfortable shoes. good weight and support. the worst shoes i've ever bought were Sketchers - the plastic molding on them wasn't designed to bend at the toes and ended up ripping not too long after i bought them. pieces of shite, i will never buy skechers again.


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