"I'm afraid that repairs do have to be paid for. Since all our work is by hand it can be quite expensive. Upper repairs can cost up to £100 and resoling is sually around £700. The shoes, judging from your pictures, look as though they are worth resoling. There is only a limited amount one can do to the uppers like renewing broken stitching and beading.It is not possible to say that they will look like new shoes again I'm afraid."
-John Hunter Lobb
I got a replied from them. $1200 for a repair... do you guys think it will worth the cost? or should I just get an OTR John Lobb?
Or should I take the shoes to the shoemaker around my area and have them fix it for 1/10th of the quotes?
P.S. I got the shoes for free.