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Edward Green repair cost?

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Might I inquire from those who've done it... how much might it cost to have an Edward Green shoe re-heeled by Edward Green, exclusive of shipping?

What if it's just the bottom leather layer (toplift?)? Would this be cheaper?

I thought it would cost 25 pounds to mail from Southeast Asia to London, Royal Mail, one way, and 59 pounds for the repair, or about 109 pounds.

Do Lobb and C&J charge similar prices?

Thanks.
 

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I think the complete resole is quite expensive - pretty solidly over 100 pounds. The simple re-heel might be less, though I'm not 100% sure. If my shoes ever need it, I plan to have them reheeled locally and only send them back to the manufacturer when the full resole is necessary.
 

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For behcngrade, C&J charges GBP80 for a complete resole at Northampton through the Royal Arcade store. Postage comes to around GBP40 to the Asia Pacific. Took 2 months but it came back flawless.

Not sure if they charge more for handgrade.

I requested double soles which was gladly provided and should prolong the time between the next resole.
 

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Complete reheel and resole is around 190 pounds. I know cos I just had it done.
 

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I wonder if EG will do a beveled waist on the resole if requested.
 

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Originally Posted by Ed355
Complete reheel and resole is around 190 pounds. I know cos I just had it done.

JE-SUS!

It's barely more expensive to buy a new pair of shoes in the sale. On the other hand, if it's the only way I can guarantee keeping that wonderful EG "cushion" feeling, it may be worth it!
 

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Plus after all that wear the leather will be supple, the shoe moulded to your foot... there's something special about older shoes. I like my shoes much much better once they are fully broken in.
 

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Originally Posted by Ed355
Complete reheel and resole is around 190 pounds. I know cos I just had it done.
That's a ridiculous amount. I've paid less than that for a brand new pair of EGs. Does anyone know a non-factory source that can do channelled soles? Someone suggested Perry Ercolino but wasn't certain that he would do channelled soles.

dan
 

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Originally Posted by zjpj83
Plus after all that wear the leather will be supple, the shoe moulded to your foot...
This applies to the sole, and more so the heel?
 

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Originally Posted by josepidal
This applies to the sole, and more so the heel?
No - I was refering to the upper
 

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The last I heard, EG was charging GBP 125. Prices might have gone up, but I can't believe that much.

As a rule of thumb: English manufacturers charge for a resole job about 1/3 of the price for a new pair (excluding premiums for exotic leathers).

This has held up over history, when a pair was GBP 30 or 35 (late 60s early 70s) a full repair would have been GBP 10 or 12.

josepidal - just ask EG to send you a 'top lift' (the top layer of leather and rubber) in the right size and ask a local cobbler to put it on.
 

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Delos is charging 400 euros for a bespoke shoe resole. I'm sure he's less than his former patron Lobb Paris.

Whoever says fine shoes pay for themselves is wrong from an economic standpoint.
 

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