B.Nelson does a great job - Page 19
yeah, that's fine. i had them installed in my j. crew captoe boots after weeks of wear. they were already starting to curve upward at the toes. they didn't come out PERFECT... but 98% since then, i've had them installed before i even put them on.
Just got back my first set of shoes from B Nelson. Even with all the praise on the web, the results were better than I expected. I sent the shoes, with instructions about what I wanted done. Nick called me and said, in effect "we can do exactly what you ordered, but I suggest you have us do this instead". The final order was quite a bit different from what I had requested. He said that the heels would wear longer, the uppers would be better treated, and, correctly, predicted that the appearance of what he proposed would be what I was looking for. It also turned out to be more work for his shop, and a lower price for me. I am sold on B Nelson.
Although they are not the only firm that does mail order shoe service, the convenience is better than taking shoes to a local cobbler. I have tried several in my area. For all three it was always a hassle getting to the shops during open hours. For B Nelson I boxed up the shoes and mailed them at the Post Office, after hours drop. Then they were returned to my door. Plus, Nick's communication was far better than I have had in person going elsewhere.
Why send your shoes anywhere else?
I'm actually getting a pair done that were WELL beyond the point of being able to do the taps (i wear havy on the toes). He's building up the leather first and then adding the taps. It costs extra to build up the leather, but you can bring the toes back from the point of no return!