Wednesday 5 February 2020


It's good to get things repaired when you can, rather than getting rid of them.

I bought these shoes from a 2nd hand shop (though they seemed as though they had hardly been worn). I had allowed them to get very worn down in the sole before realising they needed to be repaired, so I was uncertain whether the cobbler at Sole City in Corstorphine would actually be able to do anything.

However, I'm very pleased with the job he did and in fact the shoes look better than ever! Good for another few years!

If they had been beyond repair I would have taken them to the shoe recycling point at North Face (this link takes you to the US Clothes the Loop page of North Face. But UK stores also recycled shoes and clothing). But repair is better than recycling!


RG said...

I saw a lady friend of mine the other day with a patch on her jeans. How odd!!!

Bill said...

Well done, Juliet.

steady rain
might as well
keep walking

Crafty Green Poet said...

Rabbits Guy - patches on jeans are becoming almost as fashionable as huge holes in jeans!

Bill - thanks for the ku!

Jeff said...

Sadly, there are fewer and fewer places where they repair shoes. I have owned boots which lasted through three sets of soles, and dress shoes with leather soles that went through many more. Today, I buy synthetic dress shoes which last a lot longer and sadly am not hiking enough to wear through so many soles on boots.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Jeff, yes you're definitely right there, though Edinburgh still has a good number of shoe repair shops. With my hiking boots, its the uppers that deteriorate first and those can't be repaired so i have to recycle them.