Here are a couple of work in progress pics: Notice the JR heel is multilayered and not solid. Looks like a hard rubber & leather outer layer, with the rubber acting as mid layer for cushioning and a wooden core layer for strength. My shoes welt had issues (too many resole jobs) and hence stitching had to be slightly away from outer edge. Can see the extra channel that cobbler had to abandon when he realised this issue. I was told before they did it so the communication process was 100%.