Hi all, I could use some feedback on the the issue pictured below. These are Indy boots that I had re-soled with J. Rendenbach soles about a year ago. The shop that did the work has done good work for me in the past on several other pairs.
On this pair, I noticed the stitching sorta "running off the edge" and generally looking a little sloppy near the heel as pictured below. Is this normal for a re-sole on a 3/4 welt?
I didn't think too much of it at the time of the repair, figuring that it was only a small cosmetic issue and that nobody would notice but me. Unfortunately, on the right shoe, the stitching has come undone and the sole/heel have started to separate from the upper:
Note the nails visible in the gap:
Would you all consider this normal wear-and-tear, or would you consider the original work to be deficient? I'm trying to decide whether or not to have the original cobbler re-do the sole, or take it to someone new.
Thanks a lot.
God, yes... Everything about that job looks botched. You deserve some reparations.