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I had a pair recrafted, and I was happy with the job. I did the standard package, and turnaround was about 4 weeks IIRC. That said, I highly doubt I will have another pair of calf recrafted. With the availability of seconds, many times discounted even further with sales, $125 to fix a heavily used pair that I could buy brand new for less than $200 doesn't make a lot of sense to me. But I might change my mind if I really loved the shoes or if they were no longer available new.
Thanks for the reply. What are "seconds?" Not only am I new to the forums, but I am new to the industry.