So, you've found the perfect pair of shoes ...
The heel is just the right height, the toe box is wide enough for your feet, and they're so comfortable you could wear them all day. But then, after a few months (or weeks or days 😞), you notice that one sole is splitting, wearing through under the ball of your right foot or coming unglued. You try to super glue it back together, but it's no use—pretty soon, that sole is going to be unwearable.
What do you do? Do you throw the shoes out and buy a new pair? Or do you take them to a shoe repair shop and get them resoled? We're here to tell you why getting your shoes resoled is an amazing idea!
For starters, did you know that getting your shoes repaired—instead of replacing them—is good for the environment? That's right! It takes a lot of energy and resources to make brand-new shoes. If we can extend the life of our shoes by repairing them, we're saving natural resources.
Secondly, it lets you get more life out of your favourite shoes that you know and love and may struggle to replace.
Last but not least, resoling your shoes saves you money.
There's all sorts of reasons people get favourite shoes resoled in New Zealand. It's less expensive than buying a new pair. A lot of people also love a particular brand or style and struggle to find another pair the same.
Finding the perfect shoe is hard. It's even harder when you find them and then realise that you just can't stop wearing them, which means they then become badly worn. While some may have bought new shoes in the meantime, others still have their old favourites resoled in New Zealand and relive their original joy.
✅ Resoling shoes is environmentally friendly compared to buying new shoes ✅
Did you know that it takes many spa pools full of water to make a new pair of leather shoes. The exact amount of water is debated online depending on whether you count the water the cow drank etc but is generally agreed to be between 4000 and 8000 litres of water for one pair of shoes.
Plus, when you repair shoes instead of throwing them away, it keeps them out of landfills.
If you're looking to help save the planet, it's time to consider resoling!
It's no secret that the planet is having a rough time right now. Between climate change, pollution, and the general depletion of natural resources, we're starting to see some truly devastating consequences. That's why we're so happy to be able to offer resoling services at Shane Barr Shoe Repairs. When you choose to resole your old shoes instead of purchasing new ones, you're helping the environment in a number of ways:
You're keeping your old shoes out of landfills. You're not contributing to increased air pollution because of transportation emissions from new shoe manufacturing processes. You're not wasting natural resources by buying new ones.
🤑 Save money by resoling the shoes you know and love 🤑
You've invested in a good pair of shoes or boots, but the soles are wearing out. Do you shell out for another expensive pair of shoes or boots, or do you invest in resoling your favourite pair?
Let's be honest. We don't always take the best care of our shoes. They get scuffed and scratched, we trip on them and wear them into the ground, maybe we even spill a drink on them in the middle of a night out. But what happens when they're no longer fit to wear? Do you throw them out and buy new ones?
If you've got good taste in footwear, buying new shoes is not only expensive—it's also something of a luxury. Even if you're lucky enough to afford it, buying good shoes is something that most people would rather not have to do all the time—that's why we call it an "investment" piece!
Why spend all that money on a new pair of shoes when you can have your old ones resoled for much less? Whether you have some favourite work boots or some super-fancy, dressy heels that need some love, investing in the process of resoling your shoes will save you money in the long-run by allowing you to enjoy your current favourites for a lot longer.
Shoes and boots that are well-made have been designed to be worn for years. They're built with durable materials that stand up to repeated wear and tear. They're also comfortable and fit well—ideally, they feel like they were made just for your feet. When you resole these kinds of shoes, you get to keep all these things: the materials, the craftsmanship, and the fit. You can even customise them to your liking.
Why not save money by getting the life extended on your favourite footwear? When you resole, you extend the life of your existing shoes, and that means fewer new shoes are produced. Old shoes are often made better than new ones, too: they use better materials and often have more durable construction.
It's easy to save money by resoling your shoes.
❤️ Customers want to save their favourite shoes ❤️
We all have our favourite pair of shoes. They've been with us for years. They've seen us through good times and bad. They've gotten us places we never thought we'd go, probably literally. And we can't bear to part with them—they mean too much to us.
You hear stories of shoes and boots being resoled 15 times but today once or twice seems to be the limit. Apart from RM Williams where I have personally resoled some 5 times and was not the first person to resole them.
But what happens when they wear out? Sure, you could just buy another pair of shoes, but:
- New shoes are expensive!
- New shoes aren't going to be as high-quality as your beloved old ones.
- New shoes aren't environmentally friendly.
Well, what if there was a way to keep wearing your favourite shoe without the big price tag or the guilt of throwing away yet another pair of shoes that you could have kept? Thanks to resoling, there is!
Resoling is the process of giving your old shoe a new soul, as it were—new soles, new insoles, any kind of repair you might need to keep rocking your favourite shoes for years longer than you might have believed possible! The experts at Shane Barr Shoe Repairs will take good care of your shoes and make them good as new again for a wallet-friendly price that'll make you smile every time you put them on and feel that new but familiar feel.
Takeaway: Resoling your favourite shoes can save you money, help the environment and keep you enjoying looking good in your favourite shoes.
So there's three reasons people still get favourite shoes they love resoled in NZ to mull over. Resoling is an effective method to make shoes like new again, with the added bonus of being cost effective for you and the planet too.
We wanted to get the word out there that resoling shoes is an awesome way to be environmentally-friendly. We love the idea of keeping old shoes, instead of throwing them away, and improving the experience for everyone involved. With the chance to recoup your money back, who wouldn't love this idea? So, who's ready to start resoling their shoes?
If you think about it, there's no reason why people shouldn't go ahead and get their favourite shoes resoled in New Zealand.
So how do you go about resoling your shoes? First, find a reputable cobbler that can handle the job. Consider taking them a simple job like heels that are worn down and need repairing. Take a before photo and video so you can be objective about the repair. If they pass that test then let them have another pair for a resole.
If you can’t find a suitable local cobbler, send a test pair of heels to the team at Shane Barr Shoe Repairs and see how they go. Once, and assuming they pass that test, try them out with a pair that needs resoling.
Shane Barr Shoe Repairs offers innovative specialist shoe repairs to new and worn shoes and boots. Shane Barr brings over twenty years of experience to his craft and guarantees you'll be loving our service and your repairs.
Our Service Area
Tauranga | Mt Maunganui | Papamoa | Pyes Pa | Te Puke | Matamata | Whakatane | Rotorua | Waihi |Taupo
We also do mail order repairs for the rest of NZ.