Thank you all for your very kind words. I'm very happy that you all found the essay worthwhile and that you liked the results. Andrew, I can't thank you enough for your vote of confidence, as well as patronage and kindness. kcgreg, you give me too much credit! I'm practically blushing here! For those that were wondering about the cost - typically the cost of resoling a pair of shoes ranges from $95-125CDN, depending on whether the sole is stitched or cemented and some other minor details. If the refinishing is as intensive as what the pictured Maglis called for, then that is extra, since it is quite time consuming. Again, thank you all very much. Also, thank you to nerdykarim for putting this up on the wiki (I'm glad you found it worthy!
) and of course to j, for creating and maintaining this wonderful sartorial bazaar.