I usually don't buy at full price.Only one cobbler in town that I know, mixed reviews.Uppers seem to be good, they are about 2 years old and get worn once or twice a week.I don't have a relationship with a SA that I know of!
Which option is best?
I have a pair of McTavish that need to be recrafted.
Pay $125 to AE and get the $50 gift card?
Buy them in seconds from shoebank for $137?
Or find a local cobbler to replace soles/heels?