- Jul 7, 2011
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I went to the RM Williams store in NYC today to confirm my suspicion that I purchased a pair of Craftsman from them a year ago a 1/2 size large. I tried on the smaller size and was correct, but before I could purchase the smaller size the manager mentioned that they could re-last them 1/2 smaller at the factory in Australia for the same cost as a resole ($130). I was surprised as I assumed this wasn't possible but he assured me that they would be shipped to the factory in Australia where the soles would be removed and the 9.5G boot placed on the 9G last and re-lasted to the smaller size and then resoled. Im wondering if anyone has had this done before or if someone more knowledgeable on shoes can confirm that this is in fact possible and would be just as good (and much less expensive) then buying a new pair in the correct size which I am willing to do if this wont work. FWIW I think the manager believes he is correct ( and he may be) but I was hoping to get another opinion or two before trying this, or buying a new pair in the correct size.