Originally Posted by IJReilly
I have a pair of Church's Blakeny brogues with red brick soles which have worn quite a bit after a few years. My local cobbler does not have a matching red brick sole, unfortunately (their option was a far darker shade of red). I am therefore considering sending them to Church's. Does anyone have any experience with their repair service?
I had one of my favourite pairs resoled by Chuch's on Regent Street last year. It was expensive ie £90 but this is around standard price with most Northampton shoe makers.
I put them in around July time and because of the summer/Olympics the factory was closed for a certain period, I didn't get them back until September. Took way too long IMO.
As for the quality of workmanship - it was the first time I'd had any proper resoling done so I'd nothing to compare against. I thought the work was ok - they replaced the channel welted sole but I found that there was a slight gap between the heel section of the upper and the welt.
Would I do it again? Maybe - if it was one of my C&Js, would like to see the comparison in workmanship.