Originally Posted by univibe88
So let me get this straight... you got the old worn out boots in the bottom 2 pictures for $80. Then got them redone by Whites and received back the boots pictured above? Amazing! What did the rebuild cost?
It is a well know practice for young people with empty wallets to buy used smoke jumpers. They have them resoled & heeled. It runs between $98 and $125 depending on the heel stacks and soles chosen. A complete rebuild where they replace the vamp and heel counter is $205-$225.
I have a pair in right now getting the soles and heels redone and the only extra I was quoted was to get the heels back to blocked heels.
It is a very good idea to have Whites also stretch the tongue as much as possible to have them ready to contour to your feet/ legs.
One must remember that when buying used it is imperative to treat the 1/4s leather very well (like I do to everything anyway), so it can contour to the new owners' feet.
Combine the tongue stretching and 1/4s treatment and buying used is very good way to get boots at 1/2 price.