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post #256 of 747
speed, am I to understand you've never sent your shoes to the UK to have them resoled by the maker? I figure members whose shoe rotation consists mainly of high end shoes might not bother with recrafting at all, regardless of cost, opting for new ones instead.

As for thrifty bitches grateful to have Grensons, Tricker's and the like bought on discount: well the cost of refurbishment + shipping is likely higher than getting a new pair of those, again on sale...
post #257 of 747
The secret is to buy enough so none ever wears out.
post #258 of 747
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The secret is to buy enough so none ever wears out.

Of course, but what about giving new life to a well worn pair with years of patina, preferably your own?
post #259 of 747
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Of course, but what about giving new life to a well worn pair with years of patina, preferably your own?

Watch out for a good cobbler in time.
post #260 of 747
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speed, am I to understand you've never sent your shoes to the UK to have them resoled by the maker? I figure members whose shoe rotation consists mainly of high end shoes might not bother with recrafting at all, regardless of cost, opting for new ones instead. As for thrifty bitches grateful to have Grensons, Tricker's and the like bought on discount: well the cost of refurbishment + shipping is likely higher than getting a new pair of those, again on sale...
I bother an keep shoes in rotation past 10-15 years http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...2&postcount=53
post #261 of 747
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I bother an keep shoes in rotation past 10-15 years
http://www.styleforum.net/showpost.p...2&postcount=53

Yes, I do remember seeing those pics of your recrafted shoes. I guess I was hoping aportnoy would show up and post pics of recrafted EGs. Also, It'd be awesome if Imakeyourshoes somehow posted a photoessay of a typical Northampton recraft...
post #262 of 747
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Yes, I do remember seeing those pics of your recrafted shoes. I guess I was hoping aportnoy would show up and post pics of recrafted EGs. Also, It'd be awesome if Imakeyourshoes somehow posted a photoessay of a typical Northampton recraft...

aportnoy, recrafted shoes? What are you talking about?
post #263 of 747
Why would Aportnoy ever need to recraft a shoe?
post #264 of 747
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aportnoy, recrafted shoes? What are you talking about?

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Why would Aportnoy ever need to recraft a shoe?

I realized that it didn't make any sense as soon as I submitted the post. As much as he is a collector of fine footwear, I believe he is a habitual flip flop wearer.
post #265 of 747
^No, there is a famous thread of recrafted aportnoy shoes from a couple of years back.
post #266 of 747
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^No, there is a famous thread of recrafted aportnoy shoes from a couple of years back.

NO WAY! AlanC, am I correct in thinking that the Trads endorse recrafting due to their thrifty nature as well as for aesthetic reasons?
post #267 of 747
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^No, there is a famous thread of recrafted aportnoy shoes from a couple of years back.

Link please, or lost in the crash?
post #268 of 747
The crash was provoked to bury evidence.
post #269 of 747
I get these shoes from the Bay. Can any of you gentleman help me with info about the maker? The insole reads Hegarty Shoes, Market of Kettering, England.



I promise to get some shoe trees for them
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