I love boots. For the entire winter I live in nothing else for they are a tall woman's best friend. Pants too short- hello boots! They always cost a sweet fortune to buy and because of my constant use of them (and it's not like I have a job where I get to sit at all during the day), they get a trashed. Many a time have I gone through the soles and realised oh no, I can't wear these anymore. When I find a pair of long flat boots my heart sings. Last winter I owned a knee length tan pair and some black boots and both were getting worn out (see above, those boots are so long and warm and perfect). I couldn't wear them too much longer but I decided to save some money and get them resoled. So far so good! For $50 each (these boots weren't in the best condition ever) I've got two new boots that will hopefully last me through the winter. I know this seems a bit but they cost over $400 for both when they were bought new so $100 to bring them back to life seems good to me.* The black pair is leather but the tan pair is synthetic. The shoe repair guy was skeptical that the tan pair were worth saving but they're just too perfect to toss... I've worn them everyday this week to prove I can get good wear out them :)
Do you resole shoes or just ditch them when the time comes? Do you have a thing for leather bags too?