I was looking down at my worn down and beat up pair of allen edmonds this morning and while it clearly is not in wearable condition anymore (unless I wanted the homeless look ), the leather on it was still in good condition and the color of it is still brilliant. It would be such a waste of money to chuck out the pair.
Does anyone with strap making experience know whether the leather can be re-purposed for watch straps? I think it would make excellent watch straps given the worn look. if anyone has the experience, I'll be glad to send them the pair of shoes and pay for the watch straps. Maybe someone with experience can opine if this is feasible or even worthwhile?