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post #16 of 26

Hi Toronto SF members,

 

Can anyone recommend a local cobbler who can  install recessed metal toe taps?

 

Thanks in advance!

post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Dennis Chung View Post

Hi Toronto SF members,

Can anyone recommend a local cobbler who can  install recessed metal toe taps?

Thanks in advance!

looking for the same, actually
post #18 of 26

Hi, Check out Leon's Boot Alterations. A bit up north in Vaughan, but worth the hike! Great quality service at a great price.  Have been going to him for the past 5 years. Highly recommended! http://bootalterations.com,

post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by ClassyCanuck View Post

Have you tried these guys?
http://www.nickscustomboots.com/index.html

I took my Blundstones in to get re-heeled, they did a great job albeit with Blundstones.

I contacted Nick about recrafting a pair of vintage shoes, and adding Joh Rendenbach soles. He never heard of them before.

 

I'm sending my shoes to B Nelson and Cesar's Shoe Repair. Both in NYC and both will use JR soles. It's sad that Toronto doesn't have any decent cobblers.

post #20 of 26

So new question:

 

Has anyone found a cobbler in Toronto, or GTA that will use Joh Rendenbach soles on a recraft? Nick's Custom Boots has never heard of this brand before.

 

B Nelson and Cesar's Shoe repair in NYC will use it.

 

Most high end shoes, including Allen Edmonds Cordovan line uses JR soles.

post #21 of 26
So because a cobbler doesn't use the soles you want, they're not a decent cobbler?

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post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

So because a cobbler doesn't use the soles you want, they're not a decent cobbler?

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He has never even heard of this brand, let alone use them.

 

Do you know of any cobbler that uses JR soles?

post #23 of 26
I don't know of any local cobbler who uses JR soles so I either do like you and use B. Nelson shoes in NYC (i'm there a lot so often able to drop and ask for a quick turnaround to I don't have to deal with shipping). Otherwise, I have a guy in Montreal that a few people on here have used who does probably better work, but it still involves shipping. The guy uses traditional methods (ie. he will keep the shoe lasted for about a week when resoling) so a quick turnaround isn't possible if you quickly visit, but the work is truly outstanding and worth the wait.
http://egide.ca/home.html
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by kasper007 View Post

I don't know of any local cobbler who uses JR soles so I either do like you and use B. Nelson shoes in NYC (i'm there a lot so often able to drop and ask for a quick turnaround to I don't have to deal with shipping). Otherwise, I have a guy in Montreal that a few people on here have used who does probably better work, but it still involves shipping. The guy uses traditional methods (ie. he will keep the shoe lasted for about a week when resoling) so a quick turnaround isn't possible if you quickly visit, but the work is truly outstanding and worth the wait.
http://egide.ca/home.html

Thank you! I will stick with B Nelson and try this Montreal fella as well.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by kasper007 View Post

I don't know of any local cobbler who uses JR soles so I either do like you and use B. Nelson shoes in NYC (i'm there a lot so often able to drop and ask for a quick turnaround to I don't have to deal with shipping). Otherwise, I have a guy in Montreal that a few people on here have used who does probably better work, but it still involves shipping. The guy uses traditional methods (ie. he will keep the shoe lasted for about a week when resoling) so a quick turnaround isn't possible if you quickly visit, but the work is truly outstanding and worth the wait.
http://egide.ca/home.html

Thanks again, Kasper.

 

I'm sending a pair of Florsheim Kenmors to Laurent for recrafting. Bought them on Ebay for $10! (plus shipping and tax).

 

Here are some "pre-pics." As everyone can see, the body is still intact, no major scuffs, tears or other damage visible to the eye. The soles definitely need to be replaced. Even the interior is in great condition. These are made in India, and likely the JR package is "too expensive", but what the hell, I want to keep these shoes, so might as well invest.

 

I will put up the "post-pics" when Laurent returns the finished product. Cost will be $250 for the JR package (includes return postage) but I will have to pay to send to him. So total is likely $280ish, which is about the same price point as B Nelson or Cesar's Shoe Repair in NYC (factoring in exchange rate and postage).

 

Can't wait.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #26 of 26

The final product:

 

1. Took 10 days (as Laurent promised);

 

2. Soles are stiff and needs some wearing in;

 

3. Body was definitely pulled over a last again as it feels tighter and stiffer;

 

4. Soles look beautiful. Will walk in them tomorrow;

 

5. Total costs was about $265. Happy to keep a fellow Canadian in business!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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