just like new

this post would be more exciting if my dumbass would have taken a couple of “before” pics.  as i mentioned last week, they were in such bad shape that i was embarrassed to show how far i let them go.

i received my recrafted park avenue shoes on monday.  they look brand new.  i left the flash on the camera so you could see just how polished they are.  i went with the “prestige” package which included shoes trees and shoe bags in addition to the new sole (love the hammer detail) and refinish.  allen edmonds threw in a nice thank you card with a $35 gift certificate and some polish.  your local shoe repair man could give you a nice resole, but nothing this fine.  one more reason why i buy shoes from allen edmonds.

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  1. VERY nice refurb.

    Now if they could just design shoes for anyone younger than 1,000 years old… wait, did I just say that out loud? Oh well, let’s get some fire going on this here comment space!

    • john
    • September 30th, 2011

    how much did it cost?

    • cooper
    • September 30th, 2011

    @john $120 for the “prestige package.”

    @gavin I would agree. Allen Edmonds is sitting on a gold mine. If they had any sense, they would follow Aldens model and start partnering with some cooler brands.

    • north
    • November 1st, 2011

    Speaking of online purchasing, I snagged a pair of cordovan shell Allen Edmonds on eBay in April 2011. Wore them for several months and sent them to AE for recrafting last week. THey did not appear to be in poor condition, had never been recrafted before, and the only thing that was wrong (in my observation) is that the rubber component of the heel fell off. I received them back with a note stating that they were unable to recraft them ! I am surprised, this is a first for me after 15 years of AE shoes. Guess when it’s time to go, it’s time…

    • cooper
    • November 1st, 2011

    That’s really odd for AE not to help you. They’re usually great when it comes to customer service. Is there a shoe repair shop near you that can fix them?

    • north
    • November 3rd, 2011

    I’m sure there is a local repair shop. With the $140 ebay investment into a pair of shell cordovans that are so new that they have never been resoled or recrafted before, I would have preferred AE to do it. Still a good bargain!

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