Is it common-place, worthwhile, or even desirable to resole shoes with new leather out-soles if they were originally constructed with glued rubber out-soles? Some back story... I dug up a 14 year-old pair of well-worn J&M shoes from the bowels of my closet over the weekend and thought I'd take them to a local cobbler. I wasn't expecting much, but I'm such a novice when it comes to dress shoes, I figured it'd be worth finding out what, if anything, he could do for them. I bought these for a wedding long before discovering this forum and learning about fine footwear. Now, these shoes were originally made with a fake welt and a rubber out-sole. What I thought was a partial leather out-sole is actually a thin layer of leather glued to the rubber. When the cobbler explained all this to me, I was ready to get rid of the shoes until he told me what he could actually do for them. He said he could remove the old rubber out-sole, sew on a thin layer of new rubber as a mid-sole, and glue on a new leather out-sole, effectively "dressing up" what I once thought were decent dress shoes. I must admit I was as intrigued as I was incredulous when he suggested this to me. He's been in business for a long time, is well regarded, and offered to do the job for me at a fair price (which includes re-dyeing along with the resoling). Impressed with his ambition, I told him to go for it. I pick up my shoes in a week. Is anyone out there familiar with this kind of "repair"? Any ideas of what I can expect? Or am I just wasting time and money? br> My thanks to those who read through this entire post; I look forward to your replies.