Down at the heels
December 9, 2009 9:22 AM   Subscribe

Where can I get Rockport shoes resoled in or near Philadelphia, PA?

I'd prefer to go local, no shipping, please.
posted by fixedgear to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (5 answers total)
Didn't Rockport's quality basically collapse when they were purchased? Isn't SAS the new Rockport?
posted by jeffburdges at 10:43 AM on December 9, 2009

Thanks, I wasn't aware that cobbler was a synonym for shoemaker. Seriously, I was looking for more like a recommendation, like I've used shop x and they were great. I have no idea what SAS is.
posted by fixedgear at 11:28 AM on December 9, 2009

There's a shoe shop across from the Kimmel Center at the corner of 15th and Locust. It's very old-timey and they'd probably be able to easily handle this.
posted by melodykramer at 12:01 PM on December 9, 2009

I was just coming in to post what Melody posted -- that place is great (I've had shoes resoled there before), and they definitely do Rockports.
posted by mothershock at 6:19 AM on December 10, 2009

Here's what happened. Somehow, I got the idea in my head that because the shoes had Vibram soles they were somehow exotic and couldn't be repaired in the same way as a shoe with a leather sole and a rubber heel. So I started looking around and found several places on the web that resole Rockports, for about fifty bucks, plus shipping. I thought I'd ask here, and thanks to melodykramer and mothershock for the replies. I then realized that, hey, a shoemaker takes the whole sole off either way. So I went to a place that is within walking distance, bought local, and got new soles and new laces for $48 including tax, in 24 hours.
posted by fixedgear at 7:34 AM on December 11, 2009

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