Originally Posted by Wes Bourne
That's exactly it. A lot of people do advocate it, yet there seems to be only so many (here) that have gone through with it...And as much as I've abused the search function, I haven't been able to find pictures of a factory EG recraft, or factory recraft of an English shoe of any make.
I'm actually looking forward to my first AE factory recraft, but I suspect it is still some time away. I have no idea where I'd send my English shoes for a recraft.
I've used both AE and Alden recraft, and was pleased with both. On the English makers since many purchase them at a discount and the dollar has been so weak factory recrafts have been close to cost prohibitive. Also, I think many of us have 1) enough shoes that recrafting isn't something that is needed very often, and 2) most of us have purchased said shoes during the past 3-4 years and there simply hasn't been time to wear them down (especially with #1 as a factor).
Perhaps the stronger dollar will spur some to ship them over.