Why? because if you dont, how will you know when they are going to wear through, and in this weather it could mean a wet foot!
Thankfully I check my soles on a regular basis, which "M" finds rather strange, in fact Ive just been given one of those looks, you know the one! Hence this inspired post. But as I come from a long line of cobblers, and thats real cobblers and not talking a whole load of it I think it must be in my DNA. Mind you, for those that know me, talking cobblers is an art that I am well skilled at!
Now the term "talking cobblers" comes from Cockney rhyming slang - and, Cobblers Stalls - Balls. Another piece of non caravanning related information!
However, after a bit of research, a cobbler is not only a shoe maker, but also a type of food, either savoury or desert, a mountain in Scotland, a piece of software, a fish, a ship - USS Cobbler, and the Nickname for Northampton town football club! Blimey, didnt realise there were so many different types!
The other thing that I always comment on are those people who leave the sales stickers on the soles of their shoes! Dont do it - take them off! Why do they do it? If you bought a new jumper you wouldnt leave the sales ticket on it!
Wonder how many of you are guilty of this! and how many of you are now actually checking!!??
Finally, a piece of caravan information - we use a cobblers last to stop the door flap from flapping up on the awning door. OK, its a bit heavy, but it certainly does its job, and we feel its worth lugging about with us.
See, you all thought I was just talking cobblers, but it was really leading you to this vital piece of awning equipment!