I do know Goodyear is good. But what exactly is the point? OK, I buy them, I wear them, then I re-sole them (who can do it and how much does it cost? I do not think there is anyone in my country who can do it properly. That means I have to ship them to UK. That costs. Also, how much does the re-soling cost?). I get a new sole. But the upper leather remains the same. No matter how good care you take - it still wears. So after some years and heavy investment into re-soling I have shoes with new soles and old tops.
On the other hand, If I buy cemented sole Barkers (and maybe with rubber soles) for the same 100 GBP - the sole will last longer than the leather Goodyear welted one, and the top will last the same. It seems to me cemented rubber soles are more cost-efficient.
So what is the point?
Also, can anyone please tell me how much re-soling of, say, Barkers shoes cost and who can do it properly?