I know that after spending the amount of money that I do on shoes, I want to keep them nice and new forever. I got a great pair of boots from Macy’s in December. When I was in Vegas this past February, the Bellagio escalator ate the rubber part at the bottom of my heel (I guess these are technically called heel taps?). If I was an impulse buyer with money to blow, I would’ve bought a new pair of boots; however I don’t have the mula to do that, so I called on Phil the Shoe Repairman!
With the economy right now, the shoe repair business is BOOMING and why wouldn’t it be? Many of the shoes you wear to work are classic styles that you continue to wear for a good amount of time. Its really unnecessary to buy NEW shoes when your old/current ones can be fixed at a WAY lower rate.
It will cost about $12.00 to have my shoes fixed versus the $85.00-$90.00 I would have to pay for NEW knee high boots. You can find shoe repairmen/women in your area by searching the index in your local phone book or of course by googling it here on the web.
Take a look in your closet to see what shoes you can revive. It is worth it!