Shoe repair: $12
I used to think that the only shoes worth repairing were much more expensive than I’d spend on a shoe. You know, designer shoes. Louboutin, jimmy choos… Not $50 shoes from amazon.com!
However, the heel fell off my almost-new brown work shoes last fall, I decided to give it a try. I was so satisfied that when my black work shoes got worn out heels, I brought them in as well. For $12, I avoided spending my monthly clothing budget on (boring) basic work shoes! I have a new heel plus he shined them up — they look almost new!
I hesitated writing about this as a frugal tip, because I have a feeling it something a lot of people do as a matter of course, and it is only recently that people like me exist. That is, people who thought that just because the heel is worn, the shoe’s life is over. I feel like I discovered a great secret, but maybe the joke is on me and everyone always knew this!
Do you repair your shoes?
For fun, here is a photo I took of my two pairs of most worn work shoes — even though i linked both above. I actually photographed all my shoes in December as part of an inventory (that I have not completed or posted!), then suddenly all the cool kids are posting theirs before I ever mentioned anything! Now I’m just a copy cat! Perhaps another photo of the rest of them soon, if anyone says they wouldn’t be bored to tears. (This is pre-repair on the black ones, but you can’t really tell that much.)