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Are these Allen Edmonds worth repairing?

post #1 of 8
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Bought them from a thrift store in college and forgot about them for a few years.

The uppers are starting to crack, and the soles are obviously due for replacement. Is there enough life left in these to justify $125 recrafting, or should I just put that money toward a new pair?




post #2 of 8

This looks like the McAllister model. The main concern that I have is the cracked leather very visible in the first picture. I would toss them. Based on that first picture, it looks like they might be corrected grain.

post #3 of 8
Toss
post #4 of 8
Metal Circus, call a priest and have him administer last rites.
I'll give you my reasons. The cracking (at least on my screen) is a result of either caked on polish or the leather integrity is failing. A closeup of those areas would help. Then again, what really turns me off on these is the footbed is very dark and this is an indicator that the previous owner wore them barefoot. AE could probably make these look like brand new again but that footbed condition is disturbing. Better in this case to invest this money into something new or newer.

This video is useful for those learning and lurking....


msulinski, they are not cg. They just have old polish caked on them. To my knowledge, AE doesn't use cg on this model.
post #5 of 8

thanks for the vid that was useful
 

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Originally Posted by Metal Circus View Post

Bought them from a thrift store in college and forgot about them for a few years.
The uppers are starting to crack, and the soles are obviously due for replacement. Is there enough life left in these to justify $125 recrafting, or should I just put that money toward a new pair?

they have gemming failure. musicboohoo[1].gif

throw it out,
it very bad.
post #7 of 8

I wouldn't bother. What I would do would be take them to a local cobbler and have a cheap rubber sole put over the bottom. With some serious cleaning and polishing they will be basically acceptable. For about $50 you will have a nice pair of shoes you can wear out and not get very upset when they get stepped on.

post #8 of 8
when new they weren't considered a high-quality shoe in the first place.
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