So, my black leather Cocoran combat boots have worn the soles flat (I seem to do that to Cocorans rather easily, in hindsight). Actually, I seem to have ground a 45 degree angle into the back of the heel
Anyhow, the boots squeak, mainly when I’m walking, and mainly as the weight comes off the ball of the right foot. The squeak is diminished or eliminated if I shift my weight onto either side of my foot, but that’s awkward when I do it for more than a few steps (mostly I just do it when walking past offices where folks are having meetings).
It looks like one of the nails in the sole has been exposed enough to get the head ground on a bit, so I’m wondering if the nail has something to do with it. The squeak seems to happen on any surface, but the sound is duller on concrete.
I’ve heard that this could be due to a broken shank, is that something that would be replaced via resoling? I don’t want to buy new boots if I don’t have to (these are already broken in, and the BDUs I wear them with are only authorized until November). Plus, there is a shop at the BX here where the lady says she can resole the boots for about $45, which is definitely cheaper than new boots. I figure I need to get the boots resoled anyways, so if I can get this taken care of too, that’d be a nice bonus, and I can keep on being dressed in style until the wear-out date of the BDUs.