Shoe Hospital

Friday, February 19, 2010

I spent $70.00 today picking up 5 pairs of shoes from the Houston Shoe Hospital. For the frugalista this is a shoe shoppers dream. I find myself very rough on shoes...from work shoes to going out shoes, or even the shoes that can pose as both.

If you buy a pair of shoes that are $40.00 and ruin the heel. (As in the heel falls off...like all of mine). What would you do? Some ladies would ditch 'em and buy a new pair of shoes. Well let's do the math.

Normal Method
5 pairs of shoes at $40.00 each = $200.00
5 new pairs of shoes to replace the old ones = $200.00
Total spent on 5 pairs of shoes (because remember you don't have 10, you have 5, because you threw the first 5 away....) = $400.

My Method
5 pairs of shoes at $40.00 each = $200.00
5 repairs @ Shoe Hospital =$70.00
Total on 5 pairs of shoes= $270.00

Total Savings = $130.00

The trick is to find a good shoe repair place. Maybe you can find one in your area that's even cheaper than what I got for mine. But you want to make sure that the fix they do, lasts for a long time. Ask around. I'm sure some of your co-workers or friends have repaired that favorite shoe that they just can't give away, so I'm sure you can find one. I took mine to the Houston Shoe Hospital on Sheperd Drive in Houston.



~S

You Might Also Like

2 comments

  1. Do they fix the soles inside of the shoes too?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think they have a lot of services, but I didn't need that done so I don't know. But I can't see why the wouldn't do that.

    ReplyDelete

I love reading your comments, however please do not leave comments asking for following swaps. I would prefer that you follow my blog because you love the content and not because you want me to follow your blog back.

Shasie

Subscribe

NETWORKS

MEMBERSHIPS

Lucky Community Lucky Contributor Zazzle Community Member