On the sixth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me… six shoes repairing
Six pairs of shoes isn’t enough, I hear every female friend of mine shout out! Regardless of how many pairs of shoes you own, have you thought about getting them repaired rather than buying a new pair?
Not every pair of shoes can be repaired, but if you’ve worn through the heel or sole, you could get that part of the shoe repaired.
A new heel. Some high heeled shoes come with a replacement heel tip, when the spike wears through the first heel simply take the shoe and heel to a repair shop. Find your nearest shop using Yell.com or your local Thomson Directory.
Time for a bit of sole. Once you’ve worn down the grips on your sole it might be possible to get your shoes re-soled. Instead of slipping and sliding around you could keep your footing in the icy weather.
The cost of getting your shoes repaired will vary. Think about the benefits of repair instead of replacement:
- You’ve already worn these shoes for hours to get them comfortable and they stopped giving you blisters months ago, repairing the heel allows you to keep those shoes for longer.
- If you spent lots of money on the shoes and you really love them, repair them so you can wear them even more!
- The colour of the shoes matches your favourite suit or party dress, can you buy a new pair now so you can still wear those clothes or will you need to spend more money buying a new outfit too?
Buy recycled shoes
Yes, you can buy recycled shoes. An internet search provided us with a lot of options for you to explore and make your fashionable choice.
Recycle your old shoes
If your shoes can’t be repaired, then please make sure you recycle them. Find your nearest shoe recycling bank on your local council website, or donate through the Variety Club shoe recycling appeal.