I think, if you want a better than normal job and don't really trust the local cobbler, you could send them to Allen Edmonds and have them do their resoling program. Right now I have in a pair of beat up AE chesters back in the factory getting recrafted. Strangely enough, I believe resoling other brands only costs about 60-70 dollars at AE with shipping, while recrafting a pair of AE's costs 95 or 120, depending on whether you want the standard or prestige - recrafting involves both resoling the bottoms and stripping and refinishing the top, but the resole is just the new sole with a new polish. I do wish AE did offer the basic resoling option for their shoes, since I might not want to refinish some of my browns when the soles wear out. If these are the $100-$150 retail Florsheims, you might be able to get new ones after Christmas during one of the big sales for slightly more than the price of a resole.