If your shoes feel too narrow, too tight or they give you sore toes, you can bring them to a shoe repair shop to be stretched. Costs are at around £6 on average to upwards of £15. They usually use a tool or a machine that slowly stretches out the shoes. Leaving the footwear on said equipment for some time will eventually make the shoes a lot more loose and a ton more comfortable. Shoe stretching is particularly important for people with foot issues such as skin conditions, bone injuries or the likes.
Shoe Stretching (per pair)
Average Price: £6
Top Price: £12
Shoes can be stretched to make them more comfortable to wear. Some materials stretch better than others. Talk you your local cobbler for advice.
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Price of a Footbed and Full Sole
A footbed is a cushioned and contoured insole designed to provide orthopedic support. A full sole has a bottom that covers the entire sole of the foot.
Standard Quality Men’s 1/2 Rubber Soles and Heels
Rubber soles and heels can get damaged over time. Replacing them requires heavy-duty glue and strong stitching.
Gents ¼ Steel Rubber Heels Repair
Gents ¼ steel rubber heels can easily be fixed or replaced. They are usually repaired using both nails and heavy-duty glue.
Gents Stick-on Soles
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.
Ladies Stick On Soles
Ladies stick-on soles offer an easy way to repair damaged soles. Their non-slip properties also help a lot in making new shoes feel more comfortable.
Walking Boot Repairs – Full Vibram Sole
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.
Gents Rubber Heels (Standard) Repair and Replacement
Gents rubber heels, albeit usually sturdy, are also prone to wearing out. However, having them repaired is quick and easy.