A peril of buying inexpensive shoes sometimes is that they will prematurely fail. This is what happened with my hiking boots I had purchased less than a year ago. The cuff (vinyl) had torn away from where the top eyelet is (leather). And every time I would lace up I was afraid that I would damage the boot even further. So I took the boot to Rogers' and he was able to do what he called a 'jump stitch' to repair the torn seam. And he did it inexpensively too.
He is located right behind Walgreen's and across from the Hy-Vee near Towncrest.
Rogers' does repair & sales of shoes, purses and zippers.