You can get your damaged Dr Martens repaired for about £50 on average, but costs can go up to £75. Just check with your local repair shop to know more.
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The cost of buying a new pair of quality walking boots can be high, therefore having them repaired with a quality sole makes good sense. You should be aware that a cheap, brand new pair of walking boots can often be bought for less than a quality repair, however they are often inferior quality and many find them uncomfortable. A complete resole repair can be a laborious process for the cobbler so the price often reflects this. Your boots current sole is patched or removed prepped and glued, and after the resoling process the boots are finished by hand, and then usually conditioned for waterproofing. The price guide quoted here is for the entire units. However it is often possible to get the heel or the sole repaired without replacing the entire unit. These repairs can be more cost effective and just as durable, but perhaps not quite as aesthetically pleasing.
Stiletto metal heels will eventually get damaged if worn too often or when minor accidents happen.
Gents rubber heels, albeit usually sturdy, are also prone to wearing out. However, having them repaired is quick and easy.
Shoes can be stretched to make them more comfortable to wear. Some materials stretch better than others. Talk you your local cobbler for advice.
Leather soles and heels, albeit very strong, can also be damaged with continued use. However, replacing them is pretty quick. Most cobblers can offer this service usually within 48 hours, depending on how busy they are.
Leather sock linings can be replaced if yours are already worn out. You can buy the linings so you can replace them by yourself or you can also bring your shoes to a repair shop for a sturdier result.
Replacing both the soles and heels of your shoes can be pricey, since they cover a large portion of the footwear. Leather soles are expensive and the process to replace them is laborious.