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i have an old pair of barrie last rubber sole chukkas that need to be recrafted.
1. where can i get a recrafting kit from/how do i get them to alden?
2. how long is the turn around?
3. can i get them resoled in something else, like crepe?
4. can the last them down a width? ie: 11.5 D to 11.5 A?
They look more like Church's old and discontinued Stratton or its replacement called Shannon in sandalwood polished binder leather.
Herring Shoes have the current Shannon on the 103 last but they are very pricey for a high shine leather shoe.
And here is an eg of an earlier Shannon on the 224 last on ebay:
I think the discontinued Stratton was also made on the 224 last and was also available in shell.
Church's have recently reintroduced Stratton in full grain leather and suede but on the 173 last which is their classic last for business shoes, Consul, Diplomat and such like.
Was just gonna post this. Good stuff.