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Because of their composition, stilettos are more prone to breakage compared to other shoes. When that happens, you can go to a shoe repair shop and have them reattach your stiletto heel blocks. This usually involves adding screws and perhaps some glue to help the repair.
Shoes can be stretched to make them more comfortable to wear. Some materials stretch better than others. Talk you your local cobbler for advice.
Damaged stiletto heels can be quickly repaired with quality replacement heels. These replacements are usually made of plastic, metal or both. Prices can vary depending on the size and quality of the replacements.
Shoes with buckled elastics may not be a very common style but cobblers can replace the elastics and buckles if you ever break them.
Gents rubber heels, albeit usually sturdy, are also prone to wearing out. However, having them repaired is quick and easy.
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.