I have chosen to start another thread for this topic as it really doesn't belong in the MTO Group Buy section where I initially mentioned it.
I bought my Iris Cordovan Eaton Boots from Richard at Shoehealer as I am fortunate enough to live very close in the same town.
I like boots that are slightly different to the norm & these fitted the bill, although as they had already been specced by Shohealer, they had a Commando sole fitted which, in my opinion spoiled the smart look of these stunning boots.
I know it is a hard wearing sole & is the choice favoured by many but it looked far to industrial for what I consider to be a very smart boot.
I wore them with the Commando for a few weeks & learned a lot about Cordovan, apart from the fact that it came from a horse which is all I really knew when I bought them, before deciding I would definitely go for the sole change so off to Shoehealer I went.
They have been deconstructed with all the welt stitching obviously being removed before a Joh. Rendenbach double leather sole was fitted with new stitching in the original off white colour & a new leather heel stack & heel was affixed before the sole was trimmed & polished with a hard wax...........and then polished again as I really like the look of a highly polished leather sole edge.
Rob did all the work & made a great job.I did go back the following week for the extra polishing & to say thanks to Rob & the guys for bearing with me & giving me exactly what I had in mind I arrived bearing boxes of cream cakes which seemed to bring smiles to faces!!
The guys photographed each stage & have emailed me the images so if anyone is interested in looking I will share them with you here.
now have been modified by Shoehealer but it is a great job. The welt stitching has used each & every one of the original holes, the original natural Barbour welt has been retained & I have a pair of boots that I love.
See what you think......
I have removed the white laces that they fitted for the photographs & have tan ones in which I think make a nice contrast.