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Worn out soles, broken or wobbly heels and faded color are just a few of the common signs that your favorite pair of kicks is about to say goodbye. Most people tend to throw away their old shoes once they notice any of these damages, but if you find it hard to let go, there is a convenient way to bring them back to life. Here are some reasons why your shoe deserves a second chance through the help of shoe renewal.

Less Cost

Buying a new pair of shoes is obviously way more expensive than shoe renewal. If you only see minor damage on your shoes, bringing them to a shoe repair shop is worth a try before throwing them away in exchange for a new pair.

Shoe renewal is an art that utilizes creativity and excellent workmanship. Nushoes Inc., a repair shop in San Diego, CA, furthers, “renewal is the process of rebuilding a shoe with materials that are as good if not better than the original materials”. Many shoe repair shops offer high quality materials that can make your shoes appear good as new and become more durable in order to avoid encountering the same kind of damage that can waste your time, effort and money.

For Better Fit and More Comfort

Buying a new pair of shoes has both a good and bad side. When buying new shoes, you are likely to suffer from blisters and sore ankles the first couple of times you wear them. Shoes adapt to your feet over time, so the longer the shoes have stayed with you, the more comfortable they can get.

To keep your feet healthy and pain-free, it’s better to keep a pair of shoes that can grow old with you than constantly buy different shoe brands that won’t give you assurance when it comes to comfort and quality.

Quality Workmanship

Not all shoe brands can give you the same level of workmanship as shoe repair professionals. Shoe recraft and renewal is not an easy task when compared to assembling a new pair of shoes. Shoe renewal requires more talent, skills and patience because of the pressing demand of customers to save their shoes and fix the damage without compromising the original look.

Shoe repair professionals take full responsibility in preserving the life of worn out and damaged shoes using the best of their talent and skills.

Environmentally Friendly

Aside from customer benefits, shoe renewal is also beneficial to the environment as it reduces waste compared to throwing away shoes which can be difficult to decompose. With the drastic effect of climate change that is felt on every part of the world, any effort that is done to reduce waste and energy consumption is a step closer to reducing the impact it can cause to mankind.

Instant Shoe Upgrade

Another benefit of shoe refurbishment is your wider choice of style and appearance. You can ask a repair shop to change the color of your shoes to match your clothing and accessories, or to remove worn out heels and turn them into fabulous flats that you can wear anytime of the day.

Reinventing and upgrading your shoes is not a tiresome task for shoe repair professionals because this is the job they are best at. What’s even better to hear is they can do it for you at a more affordable cost compared to buying new shoes.

With these great benefits, there is always a way to make your shoes better looking without buying new ones. So, the next time you see old or worn out shoes in your closet, combine your creativity and practicality to find a new and exciting way to perk them up!

This article was contributed by guest author Daryl Stewart.

Image by  Thaís Santos, Flickr

Image by Thaís Santos, Flickr

Summer is here, and your polar vortex pumps just won’t do. Your tolerance for winter is worn out, and so are your winter shoes. They are probably tired, and crusted with salt, and crying out to be retired – time for a change. Consider humouring pop star and cultural fashion icon Taylor Swift, and buying a pair of oxford heels. Swift recently told People magazine,

I really like an oxford high heel for kind of looking more like either a student or like you’re going to work. I don’t know, there’s something (that gives me some normality). That’s what I kind of like to channel when I’m wearing them.

Swift is right, oxford heels are the perfect shoe for female students. Oxford heels are stylish, closed leather heels that snugly strap onto the foot either with a delicate buckle or ladylike laces. Oxford heels are appropriate for the classroom, stylish studying with friends, or an upscale restaurant.

However, contrary to Swift’s studious image of oxford heels, I have not witnessed many female university students wearing them. The most popular shoewear for students seems to be ballet flats, or through the colder months, leather boots.

The top front of the oxford heel, the part of a woman’s shoe usually left open, extends up to the ankle or has a strap across it, allowing the oxford heel to lace or buckle firmly onto your foot. This makes it easier to run to your 8:00 A.M. class when you sleep late. Oxford heels are easier to run in than even flats, as flats are prone to slip off or slap onto the pavement with each step, because of their open tops. The faux leather variety oxford heel also proves to be fairly weather-proof than other suede, or genuine leather dress shoes. If you are like me and have trouble balancing on heels, try oxford flats: a cute, shorter alternative to their heeled counterpart. Oxford flats are similar to men’s dress shoes, but are sleeker and more feminine.

Oxford heels are this summer’s fashion-forward footwear. Like Taylor, grab a pair to match your studious style with an academic ambition.

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Image by vintspiration, Flickr