Originally Posted by bboysdontcryy
Sorry I wasn't clear -- I meant Dainite soles as in the English-made Dainite soles. You got it correct. That is common in London.
What isn't common over here (I think) is the vibram rubber soles glued onto the soles (like the picture you put up with the toe-taps). Re-soling is probably more common. How much do shoe makers charge to install toe-taps, and resole shoes?
Might get double taper to single leather soles (HAF).
Though I'm not sure about the exact price, shoemakers tend to charge a bit more (vs aftermarket repair shops) for toe taps, but they can do some adjustment to the bottom stitches to avoid them being torn by the screws (please correct me if wrong). Recrafting by a Bespoke maker also costs more too, but they can re-configure the fit using the original last.
Aftermarket toe taps (at a typical repair shop) cost ¥3000 and up. For resole (machine stitched), price starts around ¥10K, and more for fancier material/finish.
I know JL Paris voids your warranty if you get it fixed elsewhere, but I've never heard a Japanese brand/shoemaker insist such a thing.
HAF soles may cost a lil extra for your order, you may want to confirm with Mr.Hiro.