When was the last time you took a pair of shoes to the cobbler?

According to this article from BBC News, more and more Americans are rediscovering the advantages of repairing their shoes instead of buying a new pair.

Will she mend them when they get old?

Repairing worn out shoes is a lot cheaper than replacing them, and so this is one business which is benefitting from the current economic situation. It’s good for the environment too, although probably not as good for shoe makers.


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Lucy is English and first ventured out of the UK she was 19. Since then she has lived in 4 different countries and tried to see as much of the world as possible. She loves learning languages, learning about different cultures and hearing different points of view.