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Resoling E. Green shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matcha, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. matcha

    matcha Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2004
    I have a pair of beautifully brogued, dark brown E. Green shoes. They will soon need new soles. I know all the local shoe repair stores and they're not up to the job.

    They're RTW, bought at Neiman-Marcus on sale a few years ago. No idea what I paid but I am sure they were really inexpensive for Green shoes, maybe below or a little above $200.

    I'd love to ship them to the factory but considering what I paid it's hard to justify the cost, which is 120 British pounds plus shipping to the UK and back. Here's what E. Green wrote me:

    "We replace completely the soles and heels of the shoes , put in new laces and clean the uppers. This service costs £120 tax free plus shipping. This takes about 8 weeks, if you do return the shoes please mark the parcel "shoes returned for repair" to our factory at

    Edward Green and Co
    The Chelsea Workshops
    74 / 76 Cowper St
    NN1 3QR"

    Sounds like you don't even get recrafting for that price, but even if you did, it's steep relative to what I paid for these RTW shoes.

    Are there other alternatives that I won't be sorry about? Send them to Alden or Allen-Edmonds? Mail them to Jim's Shoe Repair in NY? Any better alternative?
  2. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

    Oct 25, 2004
    If none of your local guys are up to the job, find another no-name shop that does not charge anywhere near as much as the shoemakers will. I'll pm you some ideas.
  3. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Jun 15, 2004
    San Francisco
    You should still consider their value rather than what you paid.

    The soles should be replaced on the original last, by the maker.


    DARLEY Active Member

    Aug 5, 2004
    I concur with you. These seem to be resoled at somewhere which is not EG factory and they are not good work.
  5. kabert

    kabert Senior member

    Feb 23, 2004
    Darley, I think I'd be surprised to learn that those were resoled, if only because the leather uppers appear to be in such great shape. I guess there are a few stitches in the sole that look a little "off" but otherwise I don't see anything wrong.

    DARLEY Active Member

    Aug 5, 2004
    Hi there. Yes, those outsole stitches aren't regular intervals. Moreover, the edge of outsoles are shaved too much and those seemed not to be pressed with an edge iron. Thanks

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