I really grok Michael Williams' motivation for this project. I have a pair of comfortable leather shoes that I've worn almost every day for the past five years. I've done both office work and manual labor in them and they've held up amazingly well. Williams has had a lifelong love affair with Red Wing 875s, a classic American work boot design now over one hundred years old. When his most recent pair wore out, he sent them back to the factory for restoration. The workers kindly took photographs of every step of the process. You can view them at the link.
Link -via American Digest