I would never have guessed it!
I happened to see that a new shoe repair shop opened in a strip mall near my house and, a few months later, my SO said his favorite pair of shoes (somewhat expensive) needed new soles. So, off we go to the shoe repair shop.
I expected to see Geppetto working by himself with little Pinocchio sitting forlorn in the corner. Surprise! The place had a line of customers, racks and racks of shoes waiting for repair or to be picked up, and they charged $38 to re-sole the shoes!
I am the type of guy who buys fairly cheap shoes and simply buys another pair when they wear out. I guess I am obviously in the minority.
I was impressed that the shoe repair trade was still in full swing, and that so many people were obviously in need of shoe repair.
Do you have your shoes repaired?