My ballet flats seem to wear out at the back of one heel well before the sole goes. Why is this happening, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by lettersoflead
on Dec 2, 2013 -
Men have Allen Edmonds, Aldens, etc. But where should I turn for classy women's dress shoes that I can walk miles & miles that will last 5 years or more? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself
on Dec 7, 2010 -
What can I do to ensure that my high-heeled strappy leather sandals will last longer than one season? [more inside]
posted by halogen
on Jun 15, 2010 -
Who is the best cobbler in Victoria BC? I have a pair of Black Spot Unswooshers
that I like the look of, but are falling apart prematurely. The seam along the top of the toe is starting to come apart, and I'd like to have a cobbler fix them before the tear goes too far. Can anyone recommend a skilled Cobbler in Victoria BC? I'd like the repair to be as inconspicuous as possible.
posted by Sustainable Chiles
on Nov 20, 2009 -
My expensive ($140!) flats are falling apart after just a few months of wear, and I love them. It is incredibly hard to find flats (my default summer/autumn/spring shoe) that do not give me stabby tendonitis pains in my arches. It is even harder to find cute, plain, black flats that go with everything in my closet. I'd hate to lose them. Can they be saved? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous
on Aug 10, 2009 -
Shoe repair recommendations in Portland, OR? The girlfriend's beloved 14-eye Docs need insole repair. Anyone know of a good shop?
posted by thinman
on May 6, 2008 -
I think these "barefoot sandals"
would be quite fetching if done in a dark brown satin-finish cord and attached to a leather sole (something like these
), and I’m trying to figure out how to go about it. Making the crochet part is no problem at all, but finding a sole and attaching the two is going to be a challenge. I'm hoping that the accomplished MeFi online shoppers can help me, and also that there's a MeFite or two who know something about cobbling. [more inside]
posted by orange swan
on Mar 1, 2006 -