It may sound silly, but many people form an emotional attachment to their shoes. Whether it was the occasion they were worn, the ultimate comfort they bring, or your love for the vibrant colors and patterns. Sometimes it can be hard to put a price on your favorite pair of shoes. Therefore, if there were something you could do to prevent having to get a new pair, you’d do it, right? Repairing an old shoe might not be something you’ve ever thought about doing but let’s discuss a few reasons why it may be worth it. 


A new pair of shoes can cost you a pretty penny, especially if you are looking for a high-end or medical-grade shoe. It can be daunting looking through the aisles only to find that your next pair of shoes that catch your eye cost more than $100. Instead of spending your money on a new pair of shoes, why not bring new life back into your favorite pair? 

Shoe repair services can cost you anywhere from $10-$90, depending on the type of repair or repairs that you will need. Ultimately this small investment can prolong you having to buy that new pair, saving you money, time, and stress in the long run. 

Replace vs. Repair 

There are a few instances where replacing your shoe might be your best bet and vice versa. For example, some shoes can be worn beyond repair. In instances such as these purchasing a new pair of shoes is not a question but a must, especially if you want to prevent health problems such as back pain, bunions, and swollen ankles or feet. 

However, if your shoes are still in good condition but show signs of everyday wear, repairing them can be the key to prolonging their life expectancy. Replacing the insole or having them stretch out a bit can also add a little extra comfort. 


When you take care of something, whether it’s your clothes, jewelry, or favorite pair of shoes, you get more use out of it. Prevention is vital when it comes to maintaining your shoes. Whether it’s replacing the insoles every couple of months or adding a protective coating on the exterior to repel stains, these preventative measures will ensure you get the most use out of your shoes without having to invest in a new pair every few months. 

Final Decision 

Buying a new pair of shoes can feel exciting; however, being able to save your favorite pair from seeing the inside of a garbage can will make you even happier. Whether it’s the cost or an emotional attachment deciding whether or not to repair your shoes is your decision. Here at Dale’s Shoes, our shoe experts are here to help with exceptional shoe repair services. Stop by our Daytona Beach location today to speak with an expert and bring new life back into your shoes! We are conveniently located at 2595 W. Intl. Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114