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I have a well worn pair of shell BB plaintoe bluchers. They havebeen resoled and heeled in the past and worn many more times since then. The hole that the foot goes in has been stretched so that from the side, it extends longer than the sole. I'm sure Alden could repair this and make this a spectacular pair of shoes again. My main concern is that I don't want to lose the chocolatey brown shade that the color 8 has turned into, but the shell needs to be boned to smooth it down again. Will they redye the leather back to color 8 that is was originally or can I expect a near new pair of cigar shell plain toes with metal eyelets?
Thanks!
p.s. Who wants to see pics?
 

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Here's a few more: I took some with flash to show the condition of the shell, and some without to show the color to the naked eye. As you can see, they are not without flaw, but I think if Alden did their magic, the shoes would be spectacular. Alden just knows how to work with shell. Here's a few more:











 

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I bet those came off of ebay about a week ago. I am not even gonna mention the price paid for them!!!!
Guilty as charged!!! I really wanted the BB version with the metal eyelets, which rarely come available as it is, not to mention a certain size. Full retail is not an option, but I think I got a decent price. Alden shell oxfords rarely go for less than $200 in common sizes even used.
 
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