Originally Posted by Madelocal
Its just my guess, but I really wouldn't bank on the Loden oxfords getting darker. I don't think the chrmxl tends to age/wear/darken like other leathers.
For what its worth, I found no colour change in my Navy oxfords - but I recognize they're already a pretty dark colour.
You're right in that the Loden doesn't darken, they stay true to their original color as does the navy - but they are pretty dark already - they certainly aren't 'bright' - these are a true loden green.
Chromexcel in general does wear/darken/age over time depending on the color. For example, natural chromexcel ages and darkens beautifully! Independence in Chicago's got them with a vibram sole - which was posted earlier - and I can post a photo of those for you guys later today
Originally Posted by stevent
How much does the resole cost?
We always recommend that if you have a local cobbler who can handle the job - support your local shop! We do a complete recraft and have done many for guys on SF. The recraft includes new insoles, laces, new welting when needed, new soles, refinishing upper as needed and topping it all off with a hand buff. The recraft service is $92 and will give ya another few years =)