Shoes can be stretched to make them more comfortable to wear. Some materials stretch better than others. Talk you your local cobbler for advice.
Gents rubber heels, albeit usually sturdy, are also prone to wearing out. However, having them repaired is quick and easy.
Stiletto metal heels will eventually get damaged if worn too often or when minor accidents happen.
Stick-on soles are there to provide anti-slip properties for the shoes and also to remedy small tears on soles before the damage gets worse. If you haven’t been to a shoe repair shop before, consider choosing an independant one as they may charge less. Bigger repair companies tend to be more expensive as they have bigger overheads. Nevertheless, there’s no harm in doing research and comparing prices before you decide on a shop.
Higher quality replacements for the whole sole-to-heel area may be a bit more expensive than other forms of repair. However, this repair can add more years to your shoes and actually save you money in the long run.
Leather soles and heels can be replaced when they wear out and you can choose whether you want your replacement stitched or unstitched. There are different qualities of leather available. A high grade leather will be more expensive, but will last longer.
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.