After a year and half of constant wear, my MacNeil Wingtips from Allen Edmonds pulled up lame. Two weeks ago the Goodyear Welt on the left shoe had given way and the upper was separating from the outsole.

If this would have happened to normal pair of shoes, the owner would have either had to send them to an after-market cobbler to be repaired, or throw away the shoes entirely. Since these shoes were made by Allen Edmonds, in Port Washington, WI, I was able to send them directly to the factory and take advantage of their Recrafting service.

Prices on the Recrafting range from $40.00 to $120.00, depending on the type of service. When you compare those costs to the original cost of the shoes and then the lifespan of the shoes themselves, the charge is well worth every penny.

Since I already own cedar shoe trees and shoe bags, I opted for the Standard Package and sent them off to Port Washington. Today I received notice they were finished and photos of the ‘before’ and ‘after’ were inclosed in the e-mail notice.

This service is above and beyond any regular shoe company and one you can only find here in the U.S.A.


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