Making shoes last longer
Being as I have difficult-to-find-shoes for feet (8 EEE in women's), and generally will just buy whatever the heck fits instead of being able to shop the sales, I want my shoes to last as long as possible. I'm very familiar with duct-taping the tops back to the bottom to keep my shoes from flapping and familiar with various methods of glueing my soles back on. One thing I haven't been able to fix though, is that I rub through the heels of my shoes.
Exhibit A: $60 (%^@!!!) New Balance shoes after less than one year of service
This be the problem spot! I've worn out the padding on the left heel completely.
The result: Ouch!
In the past, I've tried duct taping that spot, but it just falls off and crumples up causing more rubbing before it does. Better ways of applying perhaps? I also once found some replacement heel pads, but they didn't work sadly. These are my only pair of shoes, and there is no hope of buying any more locally, heck I lucked out just to find that pair! (I do not like buying shoes mail-order, I wish to try them on first!) Any ideas guys?