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What is everyone's plans for when the time comes for a re-sole?

 

I've never owned a pair of hand welted shoes before, but am looking to make EB my first. My only concern is when a re-sole is needed can we send it back to Bonafe to have it done or should a local cobbler be able to re-sole it? I'm not so sure I would trust a local cobbler around me with a shoe of this caliber.

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I plan to send mine to B. Nelson.  But my overall strategy of having enough shoes to render re-soling an academic consideration seems to be working. ;-)

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I plan to send mine to B. Nelson.  But my overall strategy of having enough shoes to render re-soling an academic consideration seems to be working. ;-)

With your arsenal, it seems you probably won't need re-soling (unless you really beat the hell out of em lol) for probably 10+ years.

 

Even still, $140 or so for B. Nelson in that time frame is by no means an exorbitant amount.

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With your arsenal, it seems you probably won't need re-soling (unless you really beat the hell out of em lol) for probably 10+ years.

 

Even still, $140 or so for B. Nelson in that time frame is by no means an exorbitant amount.

140 $ for a top HW resoling  is a real good price.  

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Can any 74945 owners share some sizing comparisons to other EB/Carmina/EG lasts?

I'd be curious to see the comparisons too, especially Forest / oscar / robert lasts to the 74945.
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I'd be curious to see the comparisons too, especially Forest / oscar / robert lasts to the 74945.

 

My only 74945 pair happen to be button boots, and I'm not entirely confident that the fit of that particular style translates directly to other boots as a snug fit is needed.

 

That said I do find that a UK8.5 in 74945 and the same size in a Carmina Rain chukka provide a similarly good snug fit for me.

 

74945 is definitely more accommodating over the instep and  through the forefoot than Forest. I have a pair of UK8.5 Forest derby boots that are just too small overall.  My Oscar and Robert pairs are tall boots in a UK 9 so harder to directly compare.

post #1643 of 2840

got shipping confirmation for the Enzo Chukkas from Skoak.

can't wait. 

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got shipping confirmation for the Enzo Chukkas from Skoak.

can't wait. 

 

They are a gorgeous shade - I'm looking forward to them as well.

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Can any 74945 owners share some sizing comparisons to other EB/Carmina/EG lasts?

This is a little late in response but I posed the same question to Skoak.  I take a UK 9 in the EB 946 last and find the length to be perfect.  The toes were a touch tight initially but things have broken in perfectly now.  I also take a UK 9 in the 804 last and find them to be a bit long but not to the point that I'd want an 8.5.  Given that information, Skoak recommended a UK 9 for the 74945 last.

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Hey any interests in this model from Bonafe as GMTO, specifications to be determined.

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Originally Posted by lexxdeleon View Post
 

What is everyone's plans for when the time comes for a re-sole?

 

I've never owned a pair of hand welted shoes before, but am looking to make EB my first. My only concern is when a re-sole is needed can we send it back to Bonafe to have it done or should a local cobbler be able to re-sole it? I'm not so sure I would trust a local cobbler around me with a shoe of this caliber.

I myself would not trust a local cobbler and thus went to Skoaktiebolaget and asked and they recommended a Swedish bespoke maker for the simple fact that they also hand welt their shoes. Alternative was a very well known and very competent shoe repair shop that also sells and repairs shoes like Loake, R.M. Williams and Italigente but recommendation was still the bespoke maker. If you do not have access to a bespoke maker I would go to a place that repairs high end shoes with original products, i.e some kind of official repair shop for high end brand(s).

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Hey any interests in this model from Bonafe as GMTO, specifications to be determined.

 

I've been wanting to order a black pebble grain shortwing boot from Enzo.  I don't know if there's any interest in that, but I think this model would be a great one for it -- especially if it's possible to get a taller shaft.  If we could get 1-3 more eyelets (and no speed hooks), that would be a dream boot for me.  363MOD or 74945 last would be my preference as well.

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I myself would not trust a local cobbler and thus went to Skoaktiebolaget and asked and they recommended a Swedish bespoke maker for the simple fact that they also hand welt their shoes. Alternative was a very well known and very competent shoe repair shop that also sells and repairs shoes like Loake, R.M. Williams and Italigente but recommendation was still the bespoke maker. If you do not have access to a bespoke maker I would go to a place that repairs high end shoes with original products, i.e some kind of official repair shop for high end brand(s).


If you are in the US and you only want a top level or bespoke shoe maker to resole them, you can go to Perry Ercolino. He is right outside of Philadelphia but you can mail the shoes to him to resole them as well. He is a top level bespoke shoe maker and can resole anything in anyway that you want it done. He can even make the soles look a certain way if you don't just want a standard resole. 

 

I can't give his prices online, but I have dealt with him for a while and his work is amazing! You can email or call him directly to ask about prices and discuss what detail / level of work that you desire. His prices are reasonable for what he does and he is a knowledgeable and great person. 

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Just chasing up an earlier question in another thread, but is anybody well versed in EB's selection of exotics? I know peccary and buffalo are available and that shark (unfortunately) is not. Any details on available colors of croc? Pig skin? Lizard? Stingray?
Planning to add a few more exotic makeups to my rotation while I'm feeling trigger happy.
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