Well seems I just had to try it out. Quoted price at des sources was $40 and a week. They had some name I never heard and a Vibram with a weird pattern (no 2337/Richard). No Topy brand. She would go check with their supplier though if you want something specific she said. They got a few tins of Saphir in RCMP riding boot color for example
Plaza Pointe Claire quoted $35-40 in 2 days and they have Topy brand only.
I chose to go with the Plaza Cordonniere for a try (the European bakery a few shops across is just too great a magnet
). His wife wanted to make it a week but he remembered me and it was two days. See pics:
It's probably not visible from the pics but he does seem to have shaved/sanded off a bit of the sole but probably just so much as to not leave too many of the little gravel holes I walked into it. In the end I paid $34+tax which came out to $39 total. Obviously can't say anything about attachment issues. Haven't even walked in them for real just a bit inside, but they feel "normal" apart from the pattern I'll need to get used to. I don't know what kind of glue he uses (des sources uses Renia exclusively).