Hey all, I'm a poor university student, frequent SF lurker, and avid thrifter. I recently obtained several pairs of shoes ($5-20 each). I tend to dress older than I am; suits are very common for me, but my standard outfit is a good pair of trousers or Levi's with a dress shirt and sport coat; tie on occasion. I was in search of daily beater shoes I wouldn't have to drop a pretty penny on (i.e. Alden; AE; any of the English shoemakers) because I have a tendency to ruin good shoes. Gave them all a good ol' Lysol treatment followed by Kiwi leather lotion and shoe polish. What do you all think? Unbranded Leather Soled Wingtip Bluchers ($5.00) The previous owners' insoles made the logo unreadable; all I can make out are "Made in USA". 360Â° welted construction in acceptable condition. Would it be possible (and financially feasible) to have this pair resoled? I was considering perhaps using black or blue polish to accentuate the unique colour and appearance of the leather. Thoughts? Kenneth Cole Made in Italy Rubber Soled "Double Captoe" Boots ($10) Comfortable and convenient. I love this pair. FaÃ§onnable Made in Italy Leather Plain Toe Vibram Sole Chukka Boots ($15) I am in love with this pair, but the condition of the leather uppers and the Vibram soles are questionable. Is this pair worth salvadging, and if so, what would I expect in terms of cost and reparations? Any words of wisdom greatly appreciated.