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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

Is this repairable? It looks to me like a decorative part of the shoe has been worn down and has exposed some part of the inside of the shoe.


Looks like slipped gemming. Calling DW....
post #452 of 460
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

Looks like slipped gemming. Calling DW....

Doesn't look to me like a Goodyear-welted shoe? The "welt" looks more like a "bonwelt" (decorative not structural) and might not be leather. The shoes are either blaked or cemented.

http://www.barbourwelting.com/welting-products/

If the shoes do need a new sole, the bonwelt can be replaced.
post #453 of 460
Sorry. Bad joke....
post #454 of 460
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe View Post

Doesn't look to me like a Goodyear-welted shoe? The "welt" looks more like a "bonwelt" (decorative not structural) and might not be leather. The shoes are either blaked or cemented.

http://www.barbourwelting.com/welting-products/

If the shoes do need a new sole, the bonwelt can be replaced.

I believe the shoes are blaked. Is it possible to replace the bonwelt without replacing the sole too? I'm hoping so because I already had BNelson replace the sole recently.
post #455 of 460
I don't see the issue. It looks like a scuff to me.
post #456 of 460
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

I believe the shoes are blaked. Is it possible to replace the bonwelt without replacing the sole too? I'm hoping so because I already had BNelson replace the sole recently.

Bonwelt is usually just cemented into place...although I seem to recall seeing bonwelt blaked along with the upper
post #457 of 460

Does anyone know if B.Nelson can change the width of the shoes?

post #458 of 460
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 icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif.

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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?

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post #459 of 460
How much more do flush metal toe caps cost when having the heels and soles replaced?
post #460 of 460
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

How much more do flush metal toe caps cost when having the heels and soles replaced?
IIRC it was $45 when I had just the metal toe taps installed on new soles.
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