I anticipate these pics - always wondered what a crepe sole to leather sole conversion looks like.
On that note; if one were to resole a factory crepe sole with a leather sole using a third party, then sent the shoes to Alden restoration, would it be resoled with a leather sole or crepe sole?
An SA at Alden SF told me they'll resole with whatever is on the shoe at the time of restoration.
Don't know if that's true - it's my understanding that they changed their policy because they couldn't keep track of all of the modifications once they disassembled the shoe. Now they just look up the model number (each unique make-up has a different model number).