Fix Up Old Shoes
Your Goodyear-welted loafers seen better days? Tired of the chunky vibram soles on your Red Wings? Take them to a cobbler and have them stick something fresh on there. As long as your shoes are able to get re-soled, you can put whatever you want on the bottom. Whether it's an all-season crepe sole or an out-of-the-box ripple sole, you can instantly transform a worn-out pair of desert boots from boring to bold. And it'll cost you a fraction of the original price. That's why it's a worthy investment to get well-made shoes. You can even track down a pair of old Goodyear-welted shoes from eBay or vintage shops on the cheap and put your own Mark McNairy-style twist on them.