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Just got my rothsay MTO. Got it at the clearance price. More pics later. Really dig the look so far.

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These are the Rothsays I mentioned. They look fantastic. As others commented, a big improvement over the original design.

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What's everyone's take on AE's recrafting services? As much as I love my AEs, I'm not sure if I see a financial incentive of recrafting second-quality calf shoes which can be purchased for around $150 when a standard recraft costs $125. I totally understand when wearers recraft cordovans since they're north of $500  or even first-quality at around $300, but I just don't see the benefits of repairing seconds when I can buy a brand new second quality shoe for a little more than a couple of beers at a bar. 

I think that for my first quality shoes it's worth it to get the shoes re-crafted. Like you said, this is especially true for shell shoes. I'm not sure I'd ever redraft seconds unless I just loved the shoes or could not possibly get something comparable.
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These are the Rothsays I mentioned. They look fantastic. As others commented, a big improvement over the original design.

 

 

Here are a couple of pic I took on first wearing. They are very comfortable too.

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Here are a couple of pic I took on first wearing. They are very comfortable too.

These look great. It's a style that I wouldn't have considered before.
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Here are a couple of pic I took on first wearing. They are very comfortable too.

worn is very well
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I know the chukkamok doesn't get a lot of love from this thread due to its errr, hybrid look. It's definitely not for everyone, but it has found its way to my regular rotation. The leather is just buttery soft and the gumlite vibrant sole is so comfortable and it feels like I'm wearing a Tiger Onitsuka.

I was inspired by the blue cronmoks in an earlier post that was bathed in AE leather cleaner and conditioner. I've worked it in the right shoe and it's definitely an improvement.



Edit: I initially posted AE leether lotion, in fact I used AE leather cleaner and conditioner.
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I know the chukkamok doesn't get a lot of love from this thread due to its errr, hybrid look. It's definitely not for everyone, but it has found its way to my regular rotation. The leather is just buttery soft and the gumlite vibrant sole is so comfortable and it feels like I'm wearing a Tiger Onitsuka.

I was inspired by the blue cronmoks in an earlier post that was bathed in AE leather lotion. I've worked it in the right shoe and it's definitely an improvement.


I'm glad to see I inspired someone to do something! But aside from my inspiration, while scrolling down the page, I thought you were showing us two different shoes. What a difference! Amazing how crappy dry, thirsty leather can look.
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What's everyone's take on AE's recrafting services? As much as I love my AEs, I'm not sure if I see a financial incentive of recrafting second-quality calf shoes which can be purchased for around $150 when a standard recraft costs $125. I totally understand when wearers recraft cordovans since they're north of $500  or even first-quality at around $300, but I just don't see the benefits of repairing seconds when I can buy a brand new second quality shoe for a little more than a couple of beers at a bar. 

It's a valid point, but I suppose I want to have mine recrafted since it seems such a waste to throw the entire shoe away when only the sole is worn out.
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I was charged by B. Nelson $155 to change leather soles to Dainite.

I'm sending in my Player's shoes for a recrafting. Unfortunately, AE does not offer Dainite soles as one of the options with the sole conversion, so I'm going with the "Toby mini-lug" rubber soles. There is a $10 surcharge for the sole conversion, making the grand total $135. I think B. Nelson includes shoe trees with their resoling, so I'd say the price is roughly the same.
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I'm glad to see I inspired someone to do something! But aside from my inspiration, while scrolling down the page, I thought you were showing us two different shoes. What a difference! Amazing how crappy dry, thirsty leather can look.

What's interesting is I keep these shoes conditioned yung AE leather lotion (as per AE SA advice) but they only appear nourished only for a short while after application. After a day they are back to the light dry looking tan leather (that's how they looked new).

But with the AE leather cleaner and conditioner looks like the darker color will stay and they definitely look more nourished.
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$155 was for recraft alone.  No shoe trees.

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I'm sending in my Player's shoes for a recrafting. Unfortunately, AE does not offer Dainite soles as one of the options with the sole conversion, so I'm going with the "Toby mini-lug" rubber soles. There is a $10 surcharge for the sole conversion, making the grand total $135. I think B. Nelson includes shoe trees with their resoling, so I'd say the price is roughly the same.

http://issuu.com/allenedmonds/docs/ae_spring_digest_web_lr

page 47 and 48

They may not offer recraft with the danite brand, but there are options.

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I think that for my first quality shoes it's worth it to get the shoes re-crafted. Like you said, this is especially true for shell shoes. I'm not sure I'd ever redraft seconds unless I just loved the shoes or could not possibly get something comparable.[/quote]

There is also the possibility that the model is no longer available.
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I know this is for the MTO thread... but rocking the eagle county boots today.


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