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  • In 1949, when British veteran Nathan Clark, of Clarks shoes, started selling suede, crepe-soled boots based on the ones his fellow officers had been custom-ordering in Cairo's Khan-el-Khalili bazaar, the modern chukka was born.

    Riding High

  • I was yanking my arms upward to test the cuffs when I heard the sssh-sssh of corduroy and squeak of crepe-soled shoes.

    Haunted Honeymoon

  • Short and corpulent, he had on a Panama hat, an eggshell suit over a light blue shirt, and brown crepe-soled loafers.

    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Skin Deep

  • Aura worries that the tar on the roof will stain her white, crepe-soled shoes.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • But he wasn't so startled that he failed to hit ALT-F6 on his computer just before Principal Booty padded up to the computer terminal on his crepe-soled shoes.

    Forgetfulness

  • The hive mind over at Ask MetaFilter came up with several more economical alternatives to dehumidifiers, including effusing the room with anti-static spray or buying crepe-soled shoes to wear around the house.

    How Can I Keep Static Electricty From Zapping My Computer? | Lifehacker Australia

  • She had gray hair pulled into a low ponytail and wore a shapeless blue dress and crepe-soled shoes.

    Handle with Care

  • Calley propped up his crepe-soled shoes on his coffee table one day last week to talk.

    Sony's Mr. Fixit

  • One of my favorite stories is, some years ago, of the Russian who wrote -- wear crepe-soled shoes into a Boeing factory, wanting to pick up the cuttings of a new alloy that was being used, that they could take back and exploit it.

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2005

  • The crepe-soled shoes were placed neatly on the floor below them.

    One Shot

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