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post #316 of 382
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Originally Posted by gyasih View Post

I recall people saying that the resole is usually close to 25% of purchase price. I paid a little over $300 for a pair of JL to be re-soled.

I wonder what Aldo charges? fing02[1].gif
post #317 of 382
The price of Elmer's glue was pretty low the last time I checked, so it can't be that high.
post #318 of 382
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Originally Posted by jk2317 View Post


Isn't possibile to see well but seems that the stiches on the welt are HUGE, this stitches x inch ratio kill the look of the shoes, imo.
Good for and AE but absolutely not for high end shoes.
post #319 of 382
How can you possibly see that? You're wrong by the way. Go back and see my Corthay's in this thread. The stitches per inch is matched up as far as I can tell.
post #320 of 382
Here is a review comparing B. Nelson's recrafting to Alden's in-house recrafting.

Lots of pictures and good information. Be sure to click through all six pages of the thread to see all the pics.
post #321 of 382
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

EG and JL charge a lot more actually. More because you are getting more than just a resole. They are recrafting. Putting the shoe on the same last, replacing the welt and cork, finsihing work on the sole and so on. It is not simply just a resole. But still, they charge a lot to do this and it takes much longer to get your shoes back. Also, many people have been expressing dissatisfaction with EG recrafting in particular. They are making it harder and harder to do, increasing the price and taking longer and such. They are kind of disincentivizing people to use their recraft service. IMO, it is costing them too much time and good labor that can be put into making new shoes.

Also, it is stupid to compare the price of a shoe on sale with a resole. Like others mentioned you can't compare a simple chukka to a shell shoe to begin with. There is a reason why a chukka goes on sale, but a shell wingtip doesn't.

 

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Originally Posted by ChiliPalmer View Post

Here is a review comparing B. Nelson's recrafting to Alden's in-house recrafting.

Lots of pictures and good information. Be sure to click through all six pages of the thread to see all the pics.

Great Posts, thanks for the information.

post #322 of 382
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Originally Posted by alexSF View Post

Isn't possibile to see well but seems that the stiches on the welt are HUGE, this stitches x inch ratio kill the look of the shoes, imo.
Good for and AE but absolutely not for high end shoes.

I hate to kill a man's business but I agree with this which is why I will only send my shoes to the manufacturer for a resole. There are ways to get it done correctly the first time and quickly. All the rest of you are small tymerz.
post #323 of 382

 I don't like how Alden service puts in "Alden Remanufacture" on the shoes, and also the super long wait. 

post #324 of 382
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Originally Posted by mediahound View Post

 I don't like how Alden service puts in "Alden Remanufacture" on the shoes, and also the super long wait. 
Allen Edmonds puts in a little hammer stamp when they recraft their shoes.
post #325 of 382
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post


I hate to kill a man's business but I agree with this which is why I will only send my shoes to the manufacturer for a resole. There are ways to get it done correctly the first time and quickly. All the rest of you are small tymerz.


Which is exactly why I'm stopping by today to drop off 2 pair of G&G's for some flush mounted metal toe plates.

post #326 of 382
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Originally Posted by jaywhyy View Post

Jesus $210? Barney's had C&J chukkas for $199 during their sale...

Nice! It' selling for $850 on the RL website.
post #327 of 382
I was a bit puzzled earlier, I took two new pairs over to the shop to get toe plates added. Was charged $80 ($40 each pair). Initially the guy serving me wrote $70 on the ticket then he scribbled it out and wrote the 80 bucks.
Having only taken a few pairs over about 2/3 months ago I walked out surprised.

Has anyone else been charged $40 per pair recently? It was $35, I've taken 6 pairs over since April, all adds up but no doubt they do a good job and saves toe damage
post #328 of 382
:shrugs:
post #329 of 382
I think he mustn't of liked me shog[1].gif was probably last customer of a tough Friday
post #330 of 382
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Originally Posted by Torsion View Post

I think he mustn't of liked me shog[1].gif was probably last customer of a tough Friday

Probably wasn't Nick right? I usually don't see him there on Friday right before close.
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