I bought this pair of vintage Florsheim shell cordovan longwings, and they arrived with some cracking around a couple of the eyelets. is there any way to revive or repair these? They're hard to see when the shoe is on, so they don't really bother me as a visual flaw, but is there a way to repair or reinforce the area around the eyelets so that I can wear the shoe and extend its life? I'd even be open to bonding it in some way with glue or something??
I also noticed some cracking the brogueing along the back. Doesn't bother me a lot but if there's a way to patch these up somehow, I'd love to know!
I'm thinking of sending these to B. Nelson for recrafting, but I want to make sure they can be salvaged at all before I do.Edited by tchen04 - 4/17/13 at 2:16pm