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I have two pairs of C&J Handgrades that have identical holes under each sole below the point where my big toes apply pressure. I thought this was due to how the C&J soles were made but have found the beginnings of similar wear with a pair of JLP shoes.

C&J at Turnbull & Asser informed me that re-soling through them will cost $220 and will take 10 weeks to return to me.

Should I send my shoes back to C&J for re-soling, or am I better off using a NYC-based shoe repair store? Will using a NYC-based shop affect my ability to recraft the shoes with C&J (or JLP) in the future?

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Gary
 

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I would go for a good local cobbler because it is less expensive and less time consuming. You will pay about $80-100 in comparison.

A good cobble will resole the shoe without damaging it for resoles. I have had a pair resoled four times!

The advantage to using C & J is that the shoes will spend some time on the last before the new sole is applied. Also, local shoemakers cannot duplicate the look of the original, factory sole. If time and money are no concern, then go with C & J.

Good luck.
 

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You might be better off sending the shoes back to C&J yourself ....

I would e-mail C&J and see what the cost would be. I hope you didn't buy the shoes at the New York store. The NY store and Ben Silver are rediculously overpriced.
 

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If you are going with a local cobbler, ask for Oak Bark leather soles.

Also, from what you've written, it seems like a good idea to get your gait cycle analyzed and feet examined by a specialist. Excessive and imbalanced pressure on any single part of the foot over a prolonged period of time may lead to other problems.
 
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