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post #106 of 112
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post


You're lucky. I sent my EG through the local retailer for a factory resole and it cost me a whopping £250! If I go to my local cobbler, it ranges from the cheapest £50 (passable) to around £100.

Yes, EG is currently running at £205 direct with the factory or via the shop in Jermyn Street. I would guess Lobb is similar. Resellers may charge a mark-up, which presumably includes shipping.

 

This is expensive. I am currently considering whether to have my only EGs recrafted. They have a few nasty scratches and some frayed stitching and I could put the £205 towards another shoe. On the other hand, they are on the "great 88", won't be made again, and fit my shallow foot like a glove. It's a tough call at that price.

 

The other makers charge around £100 for a factory repair, e.g. C&J £120, Grenson £95 (and they still support Masterpieces), AS £90, etc. Loake is less, around £60 I think. 

 

A competent London cobbler will ask £75-95 for a full resole (same welt, cobbler's last) and an extra £25-35 for French plates to protect the welt s/he cannot replace.

post #107 of 112

Hello! 

 

Sharing my little DIY "toe tap". I live in the Philippines and it seems that no one here provides a service for flush metal toe taps. The closest I found were the plastic ones that are nailed on although aesthetically, this route didnt settle well with me and having nails dig in my new soles felt painful. I still tend to wear off the toes on my leather sole shoes more rapidly though so having 2 new pairs, I found a cheap but (i believe to be) a somewhat good way to provide a little bit of protection at the same time keeping the sleek aesthetic of a leather sole. Pretty simple, I just lined up electric tape to the tip, cut around the sole, then just tapped on it and the edges with a blunt object to really get it stuck on and viola! I know, this seems like an odd way but It seems to work pretty well by adding a thin layer of protection from grinding the toes away. I have yet to wear my shoes long enough to see how the adhesive would do later on but electric tapes are usually very sticky so hoping it lasts. I guess this could apply as well to some grip tape if you have that. I can post pics if youre interested haha

 

Cheers!

post #108 of 112

So, I think I could be a good candidate for toe taps....

 

These are Chruch's Consul, but I have a pair of older more worn Loake Aldwich which have far less toe wear.

 

 

 

 

post #109 of 112

Now with toe taps courtesy of ShoeHealer...

 

post #110 of 112
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Originally Posted by Mobius5 View Post

Now with toe taps courtesy of ShoeHealer...



Very nice.

May I know how much the resole and the toe tap cost individually? Thanks
post #111 of 112

Copied straight from my email from ShoeHealer:

 

"‘...Rendenbach' branded Oak Bark leather with a matching leather/rubber heel top. As part of the process we would also fit a new leather heel stack and latex heel cushion, and whats sets us apart from most is that we also remove all of the original welt stitching. The best Toe Plate would be ‘flush fitting’ where we cut away some of the leather and the plate is screwed in position."

 

Don't have separate costs but all together that was GBP£110 (inc VAT) plus £10 postage.

 

The quality of work is excellent. Oh and the latex heel cushion makes a noticeable difference too.

post #112 of 112
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Originally Posted by Mobius5 View Post

Copied straight from my email from ShoeHealer:

"‘...Rendenbach' branded Oak Bark leather with a matching leather/rubber heel top. As part of the process we would also fit a new leather heel stack and latex heel cushion, and whats sets us apart from most is that we also remove all of the original welt stitching. The best Toe Plate would be ‘flush fitting’ where we cut away some of the leather and the plate is screwed in position."

Don't have separate costs but all together that was GBP£110 (inc VAT) plus £10 postage.

The quality of work is excellent. Oh and the latex heel cushion makes a noticeable difference too.

Many thanks. That's excellent value for money!
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