Can someone give me some feedback on these? Never owned AE before. The leather looks to be in good conditions, but the bottoms seem to be beaten up badly. How long do you guys think they'll last?
My feelings are the same as the other comments. The $35 for the shoe and the $125-150 for the recrafting, brings your total to $160-185. I would use this towards a pair of seconds that were new, or a much better pair of shoes on Ebay, such as this:
Same cost and a shoe in this condition will provide a long period of wear before any work is needed. I would only consider a shoe in this poor condition in limited circumstances, such as if is discontinued, hard to find and you really had your heart set on that style. Since the Strand is still available and there are plenty of options in that size, I would look to another pair.