Originally Posted by rebel222
Was your $340 including postage either way? My initial bill without shipping, before any credits for "issues," was less than that.
It certainly includes the postage to return the shoes to me from the UK to the US, but does not include the cost of shipping to the UK, which was $38.50. That amount would make the total $383.07. Maybe I got lucky?
Maybe they really spruced these up since I told them to do whatever they thought was best?
Today could be the day they arrive, as she did indicate I would have them, via UPS, this week. I feel like I am either going to be really happy or really bummed, especially after reading this thread. I paid what I paid and as long as the shoes are in good condition I am certainly not going to complain. But if it is just a simple recraft, no bells and whistles, and I paid more than everyone else here, then something is just wrong with that.
I second what someone said earlier in the thread, that is, you ought send a link to this thread to Edward Green. I suspect the entire conversation would be of great interest to them.
I truly feel your pain and do not think I would accept them back in the condition yours were in. As I said before, they are beautiful shoes, but they are not up to Edward Green standard and they are missing key elements you requested.
This, from the thread "How many of you have had english/italian shoes recrafted at the factory?," is what I was hoping for, but alas, I did not ask for this.
Then again, shoes are meant to be worn and I would just hate to scuff up those soles. I think I would only wear them indoors on carpets and call them my carpet shoes.
Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
Here is a pair of Edward Green shoes which were made in about 1985 (for Cole Haan),
still with their original soles (although rather thin):
Same shoes after a recent re-crafting:
Promised and delivered within eight weeks at a cost of GBP 155 (about USD 220).
(Of course, I'm in the London, so no problems with shipping.)