My boots had the toe area of the sole coming off and in need of repair. A Shoe Goo repair worked temporarily for a week or so. I’ve finally broke out the Sew Awl kit and made a more permanent repair. It doesn’t look like professional work, but my little home repair saved me a trip to the city and dropping them off and waiting a few days for them to get fixed. We shall see how well, and how long, my repair holds up.
Being able to repair our own items, such as this boot, is an example of skill set I think is worth having. I’m far from skilled at it, but stuff like this set difficult to learn and is a terrific skill set to have.