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Will resoling an old pair of dress shoes help them fit closer to when they were new?

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Hello I'm about to send off a 12yr old pair of dress shoes for a resole.  The uppers are in great shape but the soles are toast (flimsy). Anyhow I've noticed they have gotten looser over the past couple years.  So I'm wondering (hoping) that a fresh sole and cork bed will stiffen the base and hold the shoe better.  Thus creating a better fit.  Any opinions on this theory?

 

At the risk of being flogged, the shoes are Gucci (Sergio Rossi) beveled waist jobbers.  Thanks

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Hello I'm about to send off a 12yr old pair of dress shoes for a resole.  The uppers are in great shape but the soles are toast (flimsy). Anyhow I've noticed they have gotten looser over the past couple years.  So I'm wondering (hoping) that a fresh sole and cork bed will stiffen the base and hold the shoe better.  Thus creating a better fit.  Any opinions on this theory?

 

At the risk of being flogged, the shoes are Gucci (Sergio Rossi) beveled waist jobbers.  Thanks

 

A fresh sole will definitely stiffen the shoe up. I'm not so sure that they will get tighter / more snug, but a new sole does provide some strength and stiffness that is likely lacking at this point.

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