Get it done by half-past two. Recall that nursery rhyme ?
When was the last time you got your shoes mended by a cobbler ? I have not done that for a long long time.
In my years of growing up, a new pair of shoes would be worn till the front started to gape like a hungry crocodile, or holes started to appear in the soles. Then off we went in search of a cobbler to patch them up, perhaps a with new sole. A pair of shoes would have undergone a couple of repairs before it got discarded.
It is a very different world today, as shoes morphed from “footwear” to “fashion statements”, with the womenfolk being specially vulnerable. They get thrown out long before they get worn out.