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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post

I think it's time for a resole. There does not appear to be anything defective. You have almost worn holes through the middle of sole.

If you want the soles to last longer, add another pair of shoes or two into your current two pair rotation. Otherwise, you'll likely be resoling on an annual basis, or otherwise regular basis. How do the soles of the other shoes look? I'm not sure where your four year figure comes from, but that mark probably will not be reached if you wear the shoes multiple times every week, walking outside and in various weather conditions.

 

The four year figure I heard about it while researching goodyear welted shoes and I know about the shoe rotation so I never wore them in 2 consecutive days. I used them in the winter (I live in Ireland so winter is just rain) and almost never in summer because they are double-soled. I have similar shoes that look much better than this one and they were worn all-year.

 

Where can I resole them with Redenbach soles? 

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B Nelson
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Forgot to show the other shoe's sole:

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With respect, Patrick, I am not sure that it is wise to recommend B. Nelson to someone who lives in Ireland. 

post #16490 of 19548
Why? People from all over the world send him shoes to resole.
post #16491 of 19548
That's some high shipping cost for resole
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I don't see how it is different than sending shoes back to England, or Romania for resoles.
post #16493 of 19548
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I don't see how it is different than sending shoes back to England, or Romania for resoles.

Did you send your SC resole to leffot or mailed them directly to SC workshop?

And there must be some good cobbler in Ireland...
post #16494 of 19548
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

That's some high shipping cost for resole


I this case, with shipping the price would be the same or better to send to New York.

 

I sent 1 shoe (the faulty one) for €13.40 I was quoted £105 for refurbishment and shipment ($177). The ship to New York it would cost €22.90 and with the resoling ($115) + shipment (the offer free shipment, but I assume it's US-only) it will end up around $166.50.

 

If the manufacturer comes back and tells me it's more expensive to resole both shoes, I'll send them to New York as I want to try the oak-bark tanned soles or search one in UK as it will be faster.

 

We live in crazy times.

post #16495 of 19548
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

Did you send your SC resole to leffot or mailed them directly to SC workshop?

And there must be some good cobbler in Ireland...
I usually just drop them off at Leffot to send. Surely the resole cost includes shipping.
post #16496 of 19548
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I usually just drop them off at Leffot to send. Surely the resole cost includes shipping.

If it does, then it implies potential discount to resole cost if you ship shoes directly to SC or drop them off personally to SC workshop.

B Nelson is great, but I am not certain if theres no equivalent cobblers in different parts of the world to warrant a recommendation for international customers.

On the plus side, B Nelson speaks perfect English whereas many of the very good Japanese cobblers don't.
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

If it does, then it implies potential discount to resole cost if you ship shoes directly to SC or drop them off personally to SC workshop.

B Nelson is great, but I am not certain if theres no equivalent cobblers in different parts of the world to warrant a recommendation for international customers.

On the plus side, B Nelson speaks perfect English whereas many of the very good Japanese cobblers don't.

It is much more convenient to drop my shoes off at leffot during lunchtime than box and ship them at the post office. Dealing with the post office and boxing isn't worth my time.

The OP wanted to know of a place what does JR resoles. B Nelson does, I didn't imply it was the best option for him, but it is the only one I personally know of.
post #16498 of 19548

Here is another option, AH One Shoes in Northern Virginia, i.e. outside of Washington, D.C.: 

 

http://www.ahoneshoes.com/

 

Its proprietor does excellent work and uses Redenbach soles and other good quality materials. 

post #16499 of 19548
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Originally Posted by dylanh99 View Post


What did you strip them with?
I stripped the old polish with acetone (the horror).
post #16500 of 19548
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Originally Posted by GJbass View Post
 

@Kahuna75

 

Luckily in central Florida it's on the warm side so it pretty much is always in liquid form. I actually put it in the freezer because I wanted to see it solidify, but it was in liquid form while I was applying it.

 

Anyway, I use my hands when polishing my boots & as minimal amount of product as I can, then I brush the crap out of them. Anyway, it's been 6 days since I applied it and there's no build up yet. Did you mean prolonged use will cause build up?

 

What do you use?

I use Lexol and Bick 4 now. Like I mention being that it is solid at room temp I was just thinking that it would firm up and be forced out of the boot. Glad to hear it is working for you though.

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