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Yeah? Name the companies that re-last sizes. Just one....AE does not use a sock liner. They use a full leather insole. AE will not re-craft this particular pair because it was previously 1/2 soled. Half soles are detrimental to the original structure/integrity of the shoe. The shape of the insole is more involved than discussed.Yes, I agree, the cork foot-bed eventually takes the shape of the bottom of your foot. Much like when you step in damp sand. It takes some time...
Raul's a good Guy. Dedicated and passionate to the trade. The industry could use more like him.
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Bingo...comparing color on paper to actual hues is impossible. I go through it all the time.The makers do the best they can with their paper and/or photo swatches. However the circumstances are imperfect.And names? Geez, that's subjective.
Look like Jeffery Wests....I saw some comments about a 1/2 sole job in an earlier post here.Some in the industry have called me stupid for only doing full re-crafting rather than 1/2 soles. We use dozens of full soles every week. To my knowledge we used 1 pair of Men's 1/2 soles this year.The reason they have called me stupid is they tell me that the profit margin is greater on 1/2 soles than a full re-craft. Something I'm fully aware of.I have asked them, would you put a...
OMG....are we really going down that road again???If you digest the article it clearly states the intent of both parties involved.GEEZ!!
This seems like a huge deal for AE:
Include that The MDO line spreads very generosly. A little bit goes a long way. Factor that into the cost. It actually turns into a good value.
I'd like to interview a Person that is the shoe buyer for a well respected label here on SF. What questions would you like me to ask?
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