I'm finally taking my favorite shoes in to be repaired. They are red Born mary jane mules that I bought at DSW 7 or 8 years ago. It took 2 years to stretch them out through wearing. the elastic on the straps is a little gone, but that just makes them fit really well. Even the soles are in great shape. The problem is the insoles. They cracked inside ages ago and now they're at the point where they stink and pinch my feet. I pick them up Friday.