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Pic please?
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Oof, those look crunchy.

Bedo's has a video that shows him replacing it on a pair of shoes.

Based on the amount and type of work, I'm guessing you're looking at around $100 - similar to welt replacement.

But that's just an educated guess.

Also, there could be other underlying issues - it's clear the past owner didn't use a shoe horn. It may be fixable, but also be prepared to be disappointed. :(
 

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Oof, those look crunchy.

Bedo's has a video that shows him replacing it on a pair of shoes.

Based on the amount and type of work, I'm guessing you're looking at around $100 - similar to welt replacement.

But that's just an educated guess.

Also, there could be other underlying issues - it's clear the past owner didn't use a shoe horn. It may be fixable, but also be prepared to be disappointed. :(
I was thinking around $100 as well. I'm hoping someone lists NOS versions and I can snatch them up for around that amount.
 

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The french binding on one of my vintage 1950s pairs is completely falling apart. How much would it cost to replace?

It depends on the cobbler. When I had it done a few years ago (before covid), they were 150-200 (Canadian dollars) per pair. It's a slow annoying hand stitching job.

Also in Canada, only a handful of cobblers can do it, so maybe that's why it's so expensive here.
 

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I was thinking around $100 as well. I'm hoping someone lists NOS versions and I can snatch them up for around that amount.
Practically speaking, it may be possible (and much cheaper/easier) to add a layer of leather to the rear interior, sort of like this:

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Won't be like factory, but if it's doable, it should feel fine & reinforce the damaged area
 

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Done for now! Walked down the street, waiting by the taco truck.

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The left one has a light spot on the photos, it's not really visible in person. But I still need to waterproof them, I should be able to even them out.

Got a compliment on them as I walked down the street, from a random neighbor I don't know. 😁
 

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I was thinking around $100 as well. I'm hoping someone lists NOS versions and I can snatch them up for around that amount.
Well… if you want to know what a NOS pair of 50’s Weyenberg’s looks like, I can wave them in front of you like a douche. They’re probably going to cost a bit more than 100 bucks (mine are available for $200,000 BiN; I’m also open to a trade for a low mileage Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera - don’t waste my time with a basic Gallardo, I know what I have).

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That said, fixing the linings may require some Bedo’s level know-how, because the Massagic “Comfort Arch Suppprt” looks tricky and probably will require some underlying work to recreate (and I suspect there’s some structural stiffeners involved).

Low-side cost to repair is 100 bucks, high-side is double that (IMHO).
 

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Picked this pair of Dacks/Hartt from an online seller few days ago. Truly built like a tank.
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92604s that my kids decorated a few years ago to mimick Duckie Brown Florsheims they saw in an ad. I wore them for brunch.

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