Originally Posted by NNNN
So apparently Rancourt charges $50 to customize a shoe? Since when? I was inquiring about using a different color leather and sole. I asked Quoddy if they charge for this and they said no. I'm surprised a company that bills itself as "made to order" would charge $50 just for the privilege of customization. It's a 25% increase, and bumps them into the same price bracket as OSB and Quoddy.
In the past, they've only upcharged when materials were different. Like, with boat shoes, if you go to a leather sole, that's significantly more work/material cost than just the rubber boat shoe. But if you went from a boat shoe sole to a camp moc sole (which I have), or a different color boat shoe sole, it was the same price. Same thing with leathers, some are more expensive than others.
But maybe that's changed?