Hi, I hope you don't mind me asking you for advice but I am new to engineer boots .. I would love some road champs but have missed the boat and am on a waiting list for the next batch (maybe another 12 months). To tide me over I've found a pair of red wings 2268 pt 83 (tea colour) that have been resoled in japan. The bloke selling them wants us$400 including shipping. Is this a good price?
Sorry to hear you missed out on the Road Champs. I'm constantly recommending folks jump at the opportunity whenever the shop receives a new shipment.
I wouldn't mind taking those 2268's home for four bills, especially if the resole work is on par with that of Okuyama. Also, a PT83 model with the toe tracks and a nice brown ("tea core") patina, as pictured below, would be ideal. For that, I recommend snatching them up.
Hope this helps.