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Very nice. How do they wear?
 Most of them no longer posts on SF.  And the very few actual shoemakers left on SF are willing to jump into this cesspool. Besides, if its Nick V. vs DWFII, why not let them sort it out and observe their shared wisdom?
 On what basis do you have to discredit DWFII's experience and expertise in both shoemaking and shoe repairs?  On what basis do you have to validate Nick V's experience and expertise in shoe repairs?  And how many shoe manufacturing plants or workshops have you personally visit and tour to assume DWFII is speculating on the retail operations? Just because Nick V's experiences validates your argument does not make DWFII's experiences any less true.
 FYI the velocity of money remains very low and has not recover to anywhere close to pre-lehman levels.  Yet we are still okay. Deflation is bad for the economy is a myth propagated by one school of thought thats aligned not with reality but political motivations. Lets all get side tracked from the discussion.
 The OEM for Kent Wang/DC Lewis and many other OEMs can make shoes for less than $350 SRP, as long as you are willing to sacrifice for either quality of material used or your own margin.
Yes. For resoles/heels, fixing hand-welted shoes is exactly the same as fixing goodyear welted shoes... As far as re-welting goes, not everyone is capable regardless of the construction...
There are people buying shoes for style and there are people buying shoes for artisanship. Two different objective, two different criterion. The sad thing is, sometimes those who buy shoes for style mistakenly think that they are buying shoes for artisanship.
Email him. He is fluent in English from his experiences with Paul Wilson whom trained him and with G&G whom he worked as an out worker.
To be fair bespoke makers behave much more like manufacturers/ODM instead of an retail operation.
2 years and barely fading. How? Just initial hot soak?
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