As some of you may know, (and I realize I'm going against one of the most advised tips in fashion) I hate paying to have things tailored. I'm short so before designers were more conscientious about us gals, this was a struggle when it came to hemming pants and sleeves. Naturally, I feel the same way about paying to have things repaired.
So, when do I cave and suck it up? When I really can't find a good replacement for it and the item still has a lot of wear, and the cost of repair isn't going to cost me the amount as buying a brand new item.
In this case, I'm talking about my navy Michael Kors Hamilton flats. I love these shoes the day I bought them and they are so comfortable, and the color goes with everything. I've tried looking for a similar color in a flat, but haven't been successful.
The overall shoe is in great condition and I wear it tons. My cost per wear shows me that it's well below my $1 threshold over the course of approximately 3 years of wear. I had moved the item to a separate category in my Stylebook App called 'Getting worn out' to see if I 'reach' for it and while I've held off, I very much want to reach for it.
I got a quote to fix the inner sole and it's just $20. $20 for a shoe I love that is showing no other signs of breaking in the near future, is, in my opinion, a steal. AND, once I get the inner sole replaced, it'll be even cushier =)