Originally Posted by NewYorkRanger
Took exactly one week and now the shoes are as good as new. If these were C&J, this would have taken MONTHS. And anyone who believes that C&J has never put out a sub par pair of shoes is kidding themselves. Maybe if you're in the UK its fine, but to send these overseas to be fixed would be ridiculous. Anyway, carry on.
glad this turned out for you.
but, I think you are overstating the potential difference wrt shipping. you can ship things to/from the UK pretty fast without a giant expense.
unless the actual repair time difference between Alden and C&J is that big, the total elapsed time you're looking at should only be an extra week (?) or so and maybe $25 or $30 extra dollars for shipping (I think)