a good cobbler can also resole with leather. i can't say for sure that it's similar in quality as the original leather sole but it's doable.
Originally Posted by 1969
Thanks for the link...I'm aware it can be done I just don't have trust in anyone so this is helpful.
Yeah, that's part of the problem, finding someone who's capable and you trust. I personally have never seen anyone post pictures of baller boots (Augusta CCP and the likes which have been re-soled, let alone re-soled well.. A poor re-soling job would fuck the aesthetic even more..
Originally Posted by sinnedk
just vibram the boots, you will regret not doing it later
I'd have to x2 this. I was apprehensive at first but I've not looked back. I got my cobbler to do the half sole first. (Doesn't involve any alterations to the construction as adding a rubber heel would.) When I liked the job he did I took them back to get a rubber heel added. I explained only to remove 1 layer of leather and to grind the actual rubber heel down to compensate for the fact it would need to be so thin.
Doesn't affect the aesthetic at all. Improves durability and comfort.. I'll be doing it to my Augusta's when they arrive too.