I've gotta say, I'm a yuge fan of Doc Martens. And I'm no hipster, skinhead or blue haired punk metal band member; just a hard working project manager for the zoo. My newest pair I bought just bought, say, seven months ago, and it's that time, unfortunately. Don't get me wrong, they've been tremendous, easily my favorite pair of boots I've owned in quite a while. However, the sole is nearly slick now and is now in need of repair. The problem is that my cobbler, whom I know personally as a family friend, flat out refused to work on them. That's not uncommon, apparently, as Docs are unique. My question for y'all is where do I go from here? Am I left with any options besides sending them to England? Should I even get the original style some or opt for something different? Any luck with sending your own Docs off for repair, at a price that would make it not worth just going out and rebuying the same pair? I wear them half the time I'm working, maybe even more, and easily put between ten and twenty miles on them a day; a mix of anything from walking in the woods to pounding pavement. Thanks, all!