I have a pair of Meindl boots which a got 6 years ago. They have been very well used, however the grips had finally worn out. I took them down to my local shoe repair shop, he told me it would take upto a week. So not too bad, I dropped them at about 3pm on Tuesday, the got a phone call on Thursday morning to say they were ready. So for one full working day, I’m very happy. They cost me £52 which isn’t cheep, but still less than some of the online places I had looked at. So if you’re in Leeds, go to Craggs Shoe Repairs, 716 King Lane, LS17 7BA.