Morning Money Matters: Shoe Repair

November 26, 2008; News 12 This Morning

AUGUSTA - It seems everything costs an arm and a leg these days, but that doesn't mean your feet have to suffer.
Sure, we're all walking on shaky financial ground right now, but who says we can't do it in style?

Shoes are expensive, and well, things happen, but a broken heel shouldn't break the bank.

Workers at the Double O Shoe repair on Washington Road say they've seen a 60 percent spike in business in just two weeks.

Here's why: fixing a shoe is way cheaper than replacing it.

Check out these prices.

A new heel on a ladies' shoe will run you $6.95.
To repair a worn-out toe, it's $6.50, and that's for both shoes.
Need slip-proof heels? Those start at $7.95.

Men, it seems your repair costs are a bit higher.
Replacing both soles is about 45 bucks, but that's because they use fine, Italian leather.

Keep in mind, these are just ballpark prices at one shop, so it might be a tad bit more. You might also want to call around before you drop your shoes off, since this is getting to be such a popular option.

You could say a lot of people are "soled."


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