Geppetto, the local shoe cobbler, and I have a very special relationship. See, I take my weathered, beat-up, neglected shoes to him and he magically turns them back into the beautiful creations they used to be before I exposed them to life's harsh elements. Such handiwork costs a pretty penny, but it's well worth it. A couple months ago Geppetto let me in on a fabulous little shoe secret . . .
To hear his tip,
He told me to resole my new shoes right after I purchase them before wearing them out. Taking this preventative measure will lessen the wear on my precious footwear tenfold and will make trips to the cobbler less frequent and cheaper in the long run. Also, new rubber soles are much more comfy than the thin bottoms most shoes come with. Geppetto, I will miss seeing you often but my wallet won't.