Break a shoe? If you really liked the shoe, see if you can get it fixed before throwing it out!
If a heel breaks, the soles need repair, the stitching is coming undone, etc., there’s a chance a cobbler can fix it for you. Depending on how much it will cost you to replace the item, it might be a better deal to fix the shoe instead.
Search the Yellow Pages or Google Maps to find a shoe repair store near you.
Also, if your shoes are simply looking dingy, duh — wash them! Depending on the material, you can wash them by hand or in your washing machine, or perhaps add a bit of shoe polish.
It’s cheap and it’s a great way to extend the life of your shoes.