First Ebay Shoes: How long will these last?

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  1. henz0

    henz0 New Member

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    Hi Everyone, After lurking on this forum for a while, I decide to spruce up my wardrobe with a pair of AEs. I've won a "like new" set of burtons from eBay, but I was hoping to get a few estimates on how long the sole on this shoe will last. They're not quite as new as I had hoped. On the sole, I've noticed 3 things: 1. The toe seems a bit worn, and it seems the previous owner had toe taps installed. [​IMG] [​IMG] 2. The heal on one of the shoes has a slight gap between the sole and the heal. Will this disappear once I wear them? [​IMG] 3. The sides of the sole are a bit worn, and the threads are starting to fray. [​IMG] The uppers on this pair looks great, but the sole didn't match my expectations for a "like new" pair of shoes. How long do you think I can go on these soles before I have to take them to a cobbler? Thanks
     


  2. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    They will last through several re-sole jobs or sent them to the factory for refrubing. If you rotate to wear a couple times a week, then it will be a year or two before visiting the cobbler.
     


  3. pkincy

    pkincy Senior member

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    I think the shoes will amaze you at how long they will last prior to rework. However, it may pay you to take them to a cobbler for his professional opinion.

    Perry
     


  4. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    The wonderful thing about A&E is the quality of the refurbishing from the factory. Treated well, the shoes could last many, many years.
     


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