After work one day I stopped by a shoe repair shop to see if anything could be done. The cobbler told me he could take care of both issues by removing the old Velcro, cutting off the end of the strap, and adding new fastening tape for much less than the cost of new shoes.
|Original detail on the strap|
I had another pair of shoes with me, so I took off the work ones and handed them over. When I picked them up a couple of days later they were perfect! The shorter straps hold my feet tightly, and the new Velcro never comes loose.
Now that my shoes are repaired I have some time to think about what I want in my next pair of work shoes. When I get them.
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