Shoes are an important part of my life. I love a great shoe and as a woman with wide feet, great shoes are not the easiest thing to find. When I do find them, I tend to wear them until they are falling apart. What I never knew though is that there are ways to possibly put life back into shoes and that shoes that you purchase that don't fit quite right, may be able to be fit just for you. I found all of this out when I started visiting the shoe repair store.
I had never really been in a shoe repair store until a few years ago. The shoe repair is one of those places I'd always seen in passing, but until someone told me how much they could give new life to shoes, I had never used. I soon found out that the shoe repair folks are a God send. They can do some amazing things.
Below are three ways shoe repair stores changed my life:
1. They can replace heel caps.
We've all been there. You have a pair of heels that you love, but you're clicking all over the place because your heel cap has worn down. I'm ashamed to say this, but I honestly never knew that heel caps could be replaced. When I found out they could be replaced and for as cheap as $10, honey, I was hype! So instead of having to throw my heels away, I can have the heel caps replaced and they are like new.
2. They can make ankle straps longer.
Since I carry most of my weight in my lower body, my ankles are pretty wide. Because of this, I honestly avoided shoes with ankle straps for awhile. Over the summer, I found a pair of wedges I absolutely fell in love with and of course, the ankle straps were not long enough. So, I took the shoes to the shoe repair and they were able to make the ankle straps longer. They added a stretchy strap to the edge of the shoe to give me comfort and more length in the ankle strap. They fit perfectly and a simple $10 investment helped me create the perfect shoe.
3. They can stretch shoes.
I can't tell you the number of times I have purchased booties or shoes in general that didn't fit the width of my feet. When Forever 21 recently started selling wide boots and shoes, I was excited to give them a try. Well, when my long awaited booties arrived, I couldn't zip up the side zipper. They were not wide enough for me. I contemplated whether or not to return them, but I really liked them. I opted to check with the shoe repair to see if there was anything they could possibly do. They offered to stretch them for me. I was a bit apprehensive, but they were able to stretch them and I could get the zipper up. I was amazed!
I hope this has been helpful! When it comes to being fabulous, you don't have to spend a lot of money. What better way to save then to put new life into your favorite shoes!
Have you ever used the shoe repair?
God bless & stay fabellis,