Time to give my leather boots some TLC. Recommendations for a good cobbler in LA, and tips for navigating the brave new world of shoe repair? Details below the fold. [more inside]
My lovely open-toed Camper shoe had an encounter with an unpaved parking lot resulting in a big gouge through the leather exposing the blue foam underneath. I took it took my local cobbler and all he could do was glue the sticking-out bit of foam down so it sticks out less. The blue gouge is still prominent. What can be done to repair/refashion these shoes? Considering DIY options but suspect I'd get better results leaving it to a professional. Pics inside. [more inside]
I'm visiting Manhattan for a few days, and only have one pair of shoes. The stitching on one side has started to come apart, but I really like these shoes. I'd like to get them repaired, and not buy a new pair. Is there anywhere I can get my shoes repaired while I wait? If it helps, I'll be in the upper west side.
Does anybody know of a cobbler anywhere in London or the south-east of England who can repair a sandal with a broken rivet closure, or else replace the rivet closure with a buckle closure? [more inside]
Shoe Filter: Can these Birkenstocks be saved? [more inside]
What can I do to ensure that my high-heeled strappy leather sandals will last longer than one season? [more inside]
I have come across a few online shoe repair services that seem to offer more bang for your buck than my local cobbler. Does anyone have good or bad experiences with sending off their shoes to be fixed (from a half-sole to a full recraft) that they can share? Assume I'm already aware that it's important to support local craftsmen when I can.
Has anyone ever had tall boots stretched to fit? [more inside]
Philadelphians -- got a shoe repair place (well, shoe-tailoring, technically) that you can recommend to me? [more inside]
Shoe repair recommendations in Portland, OR? The girlfriend's beloved 14-eye Docs need insole repair. Anyone know of a good shop?
Leather shoe repair with putty? [more inside]
Any recommendations for a good shoe repair place in New York, either East Village or near Fourteenth Street? [more inside]