Continue your story

Recrafting by Allen Edmonds

Beautiful design and exceptional craftsmanship define every style choice you make. You believe real shoes are meant to be worn. You are constantly moving forward, and your well-worn shoes are a testament to your journey.

With Recrafting, you can extend the life of your favorite shoes by entrusting them to an authentic Allen Edmonds craftsman. We will add life back into your footwear by using genuine Allen Edmonds materials so that you can get on with writing your story.

Get started at your local
Allen Edmonds store, or mail your shoes back to our factory.

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Allen Edmonds-Courtside Walnut Lifestyle-men's dress sneaker
Allen Edmonds-Courtside Walnut Lifestyle-men's dress sneaker
Our recrafting services have saved 500,000 pairs of shoes from landfills over the last ten years.
RECRAFTING you don’t have to say goodbye to your well-loved shoes; rather, you can continue your story by rebuilding them from the insole down, on their original last and reassembled using genuine Allen Edmonds craftsmanship. Our iconic styles are built on a 360° Goodyear Welt that provides uncompromising, lasting comfort and also enables our shoes to endure for years to come through our Recrafting service. Only our most skilled cobblers are entrusted to handle Recrafting your footwear.

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You can drop off your footwear at your local Allen Edmonds Store (and receive a $75 discount* on the spot for new shoes when you purchase a full-priced pair).


Completed order forms are required to process your order. Please include form with your footwear before shipping. Print your shipping label to ship your package free of charge*.


You will receive an email confirmation when your order has been received by our craftsman. We will communicate any potential concerns or issues prior to beginning service.

From the moment we receive your footwear and you are subsequently notified:


Expect up to 3 weeks from the time we receive your footwear for a refinishing package or heel service.


Expect up to 6 weeks from the time we receive your footwear for a full Recrafting package.


An email confirmation of shipment details with before and after photos are sent to you. Get excited – your Recrafted footwear is on its way home.

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*Customers from outside the continental US are responsible for shipping their shoes. International customers: please use the carrier of your choice and complete the Commercial Invoice for customs clearance. Return shipping to AK, HI, PR and Canada is $20 per pair. International rates vary.

*$75 offer on a new full priced pair cannot be combined with other discounts.

We are unable to ship Recrafted footwear to certain International locations. Please contact our Recrafting department to confirm your shoes can be returned.

Please note: Sneaker recrafting package is only available on the following styles: Courtside Sneaker, Park Avenue Oxford Sneaker and Strand Oxford Sneaker. Other styles cannot be converted to a sneaker sole.
New Outsoles*
New Leather Heel Bases
New Toplifts
New Cork-Inlays
New Welting**
Refinished and Hand-Polished Uppers
New Laces
Shoe Polish
Pair of Flannel Shoe Bags
Pair of Cedar Shoe Trees
  • • Protects and prolongs the life of your boots
  • • Repels moisture
  • • All-natural, aromatic cedar dries, deodorizes, and repels moths

This upgrade will replace the regular shoe trees included in the package.

Swap the Cedar Shoe Trees 
for a Pair of Boot Trees

Dainite Rubber

A unique studded pattern that repels dirt and adds weather ready traction. Available in 4 colors: black, red, blue and olive.

(Not available for handsewn and Italian loafers.)

Oak Leather

Classic dress sole that adds elegance to any shoe. Leather makes the shoes.

Butyl Leather

Oil infused for enhanced flexibility and added protection, making it weather ready.


Classic dress style with a flexible rubber forepart and rubber heel that provides weather ready enhanced traction.

(Not available for handsewn and Italian loafers.)

Othello Rubber

Casual, all-rubber sole designed to be extremely comfortable with weather ready superior traction.

(Not eligible for heel service.)

Sole Change

* Obsolete soles will be replaced with 
the most similar current sole.
** Does not apply to sneakers or handsewn/Italian loafers.

Best Value
Prestige Package
Standard Package
Refinishing / Heel Service
Sneaker Package
Refinishing Service