Look around you for a shoe repair store that does more than just resole shoes. .....Another possiblity would be a place that repairs saddles. Look in the phone book for horse supplies or horse riding schools.
I know this post is going to make me sound like a SS, but I'll post it anyway and y'all can laugh at or with me.
I am jealous. So many recommendations to go to a good shoe store, one that does more than put new tips on high heels, or the local Amish, or a place that repairs tack and saddles. I love my shoes and would repair them if I could find a shoe repairman. I also own a horse and have tack that could/should be repaired. I live in Hawaii on the island of Oahu in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There is one real shoe repair(wo)man left on this island. She is a nice lady who bought this ancient leather repair equipment. Her business was near the ranch where I keep Misty, so I would drop off my shoes. She even modified my husband's saddle to fit his mare before she died earlier this month.
She moved her business closer to her home and much farther away from me. She's now over an hour drive each way from my home AND the ranch. She couldn't have moved farther away unless she moved to Maui.
Not only that, she does not advertise and her shop sign said "lawnmower repairs," which her husband did. When our tack breaks, we buy new. Everyone saves little pieces that could be reused and we learn to make some repairs, but we need that piece of equipment that sews through 3 layers of harness leather.
So, here I am, living in Paradise and complaining that we have no Amish around to repair my shoes, purses, and tack.
... and Mindy, I know you are out there ... somewhere ... and I will find you! I will have a dozen pairs of shoes needing repair by then, so I hope you still have your incredible, ancient but functional, leather repair equipment.