I picked up these Edward Green Dovers about a year ago for a song on eBay. The seller totally mis-listed them. In fact, there was no mention of EG in the listing but he did include a pic of the foot bed. I ended up getting them for under $130 shipped
.Before (Click to show)
They were in pretty decent condition, but I only got a few wears out of them before the sole wore through. I researched and contemplated shipping them back to EG for a factory restoration, but the cost was way too high so they ended up sitting in my closet for most of the summer and fall.
In November I was sick of looking at these unworn gems, so I turned to my favorite #menswear resource, Put This On, to look for a recommendation. B. Nelson appeared numerous times times, so I then skimmed this thread. I liked the results and especially the price, so I chose the high grade recraft - Joh. Rendenbach sole & heel recraft. For $150 (shipping included), it was certainly higher than my local cobbler but I only trust him with Allen Edmonds.
In mid-December I shipped the shoes to Nick in NY. A few days after shipment Nick called to clarify what I wanted and recommended an additional repair (I forget what) that would add another $40 to the bill. He said if I shipped these to the EG factory this additional repair would be done, so I agreed.
They were delivered last night and here are the results. I haven't worn them yet, but I'm very happy thus far. One question for the EG experts: are these dark oak?After (Click to show)