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I forgot to take before pictures but here are the afters. What I can say is that before they had holes in the soles so bad that all the cork fell out and the heals were completely worn down.. Here is what he did: 1. Put new cork n. 2. Goodyear stitched a new JR Middle Sole 3. Glued on a a thin JR sole to cover up the stitched channel. 4. Hammered in a new JR heal. 5. Polished the shoes up with Sapphir Medal D'ore cream and wax. 6. Replaced laces. What I can tell you is...
Thanks for the recommendation. Orinda Shoe Repair actually looks very decent with 5 stars. I've heard mixed reviews about B. Nelson - they have a really poor rating on Yelp of only 3 stars and lots of complaints. People here on this forum have commented that they've gone down hill too. will Orinda Shoe Repair really do almost as good of a job as John Lobb? I need them to look decent enough to wear, not a super thick ugly sole...
Hello Everyone. I wanted to get my John Lobb Becketts resoled and rehealed since I can't afford to buy a new pair right now and was wondering if anyone can recommend some shoe repair places that would do it on the level of a high end cobbler. John Lobb wants to charge $450 to send them back to the factory to get them refurbished but that's about how much I paid for them at the factory (they were rejects). My budget is around $100-$150 and I want the new sole to be...
I looked on Yelp and it seems B Nelson has somehow gone down hill and has horrible Yelp reviews. I'm not sure what's happening. Is there anything in the SF Bay Area where they can do really good repairs of my Lobbs?
This is EXACTLY what I've been looking for. The design is exquisite and the quality of leather (French Calf) looks great. At $395 and free 2-5 day shipping and free returns, it's a real steal, especially for being Made in Spain. Looks more like the a fancier version of Meermin's Linea Maestra. Thanks so much for your help!
They might be a lot better made, but the leather doesn't look that great from the photo's, besides Lobb, Edward Green, and a couple of others, most English shoes feel and look plasticky and cheap in comparison to my Beckett's... The quality of John Lobb and Edward Green leather is 10x that of Crocket and Jones, Church's, Loake, Cheaney, Grenson, etc... When I received my Meermin's, that's the first thing I noticed, is how the leather was similar to my Beckett's in terms of...
Thank you but the leather on those still looks cheap in comparison to Meermin. I want the kind of soft French/German calf that are used by Meermin, John Lobb, Edward Green, etc... I was looking at the Grenson Trent, but I'm not sure if the leather is on that level. I have gotten used to my John Lobb's in terms of leather quality (it's nearly bespoke in quality), and after YEARS of searching Meermin was the only brand I could find that had similar leather for a lower price....
Common Knowledge is not the same thing as transparency. And it's ONLY common knowledge among a select few, if I was a consumer and wanted to buy their shoes, I would assume they are made in Mallorca since they depict that in their online videos and marketing. A company should be transparent about where their products are made. By EU Law they MUST state place of manufacture, which it says nowhere on the box or shoes. On top of that, ignoring my emails about it and...
Meermin Mallorca - Made in China - My Story I purchased a pair of Meerming Mallorca shoes and a few belts from Meermin a few months ago. At the time, I thought that Meermin made their products completely in Spain, but became suspicious when I didn't see a "Made in Spain" sign on the box or anywhere on the website. After some reasearch, I found out that their products are "Made in China" and "Finished in Spain." I really wondered about the quality control - the shoes...
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