A few reasons -
you love your shoes and want to prolong their life.
the model/color isn't available as a second
the seconds defects bother you
your shoes are broken in to perfection
Certainly with AE, it's a harder choice to buy new shoes vs recrafting them. This debate sways in the direction of recrafting for more expensive shoes.
I have had my AE Park Aves resoled twice already. The first time with regular soles, the second time with the half rubber soles. When the...