Thought I'd chime in that I packed them off a pair of my beloved Alden shell wingtips to be resoled . While my gait is very hard on the toes their previous resoling of a pair of EG for RLPL boots with those Rickenbacker soles is still going strong 2 years later with nary any toe wear, unlike the all my from-the-manufacturer soles where the toes just get beat. The Ricken's just seem to hold up so well that I still haven't felt the need for toe taps.
Anyway, now I need to be patient and wait; I'd had them out of rotation and overdue for so long (6 months? maybe longer?) it almost feels like getting a new pair of shoes.
I should have done a "before" pic, but I didn't. Will post an "after" pic once they're back in action.