Designer Shoe Repairs & Restoration

Specialising in all Designer and Luxury Shoes.

Our team of leather artisans and cobblers specialise in all types of designer shoe repair, cleaning and restorative services. Servicing all designer brands from contemporary sneakers to vintage heels, let our team breathe new life into your luxury shoes.

Louboutin Satin Re-Covering

Chanel Resoling

Dog-Chewed Gucci Loafers

Louboutin Resole

LUXURY SHOE REPAIRERS SINCE 1956

Well regarded as the best designer shoe repairers in Australia for over sixty years, we offer unparalleled attention to detail and service. All our designer shoe repairs are completed at our heritage workshop by our team of experienced cobblers and leather restoration specialists.

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AUSTRALIA WIDE POSTAL SERVICE

Repair your designer shoes online with our Australia wide postal service. Request a fully insured prepaid postal box to safely send your luxury shoes for repairs. Popular service areas include Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Hobart, Perth, Darwin and Adelaide.

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DESIGNER SHOE REPAIR SERVICES

We offer a variety of luxury shoe services including repairs, cleaning, restoration and colour changes. Our team works with all types of materials such as suede, patent and smooth leathers.

Leather Toe Pieces

The front-portions of designer shoe soles are highly prone to wear. Leather toe pieces are triangular cut sections of leather that are used to rebuild worn toe-portions of shoes. Leather toe pieces are often used as an alternative to resoling or to build up the soles prior to applying TOPYs / rubber sole protectors.

Sole Protectors (TOPYs)

Protective soles are a popular sole modification where colour-matched 1mm rubber soles are affixed to the front-half of leather soles. The purpose of the rubber is to provide slip resistance, watertightness and preserve the leather. Protective soles are crafted to be flush with the existing soles and finished with an edge dressing.

Resoling / Sole Replacement

We resole designer shoes with thin profile Italian leather, which is custom crafted and dyed to the colour of the original soles. The new soles are smoothed, waxed and professionally finished with an edge dressing. Designer shoes can also be resoled with leather toe pieces and sole protectors (TOPYs) as a more cost-effective repair option.

Heel Tip Repair / Replacement

The rubber tips attached to the ends of the heelpieces. We replace worn rubber heel tips with new custom fitted tips. The new tips are attached, smoothed and the heelpieces are professionally finished with a renovator to tidy up any scuffs, marks or imperfections on the heelpieces.

Heel Re-Cover / Re-Wrapping

The leather that covers the heelpieces is prone to scuffs, marks and tears. We replace worn heelpiece coverings recrafted with matching leather, which is used to 're-wrap' the heels. The new leather coverings can then be redyed or recoloured to match the original heel coverings.

Heelpiece Repair / Replacement

Heelpieces are commonly made of plastic that is covered with leather. We replace cracked, broken or damaged heelpieces with a matching style of heelpiece, which is re-covered with leather. The leather is then recoloured with custom matched dye to replicate the original heelpieces.

Heel Repair / Reinforce

We reattach heels that show signs of instability or wobbliness. The unstable heel is temporarily removed. The base of the shoe is sanded and an adhesive or additional reinforcement is applied. The heel is realigned for balance and attached back to the upper.

Strap Repair / Replacement

We replace or repair worn or damaged straps, which can either be reinforced and strengthened with a supporting layer of leather or completely replaced. If a replacement strap is required, a new strap can be recrafted from a matching section of leather and redyed to replicate the original.

Insoles Repair / Replacement

The leather inserts attached to the base of shoes. We replace worn or deteriorated insoles with new insoles cut from a matching section of leather and redyed to replicate the originals. A layer of foam padding is also added to the insoles for comfort and support.

Elastics Repair / Replacement

We replace or repair designer shoe elastics. Types of elastics include straps, leather covered or slingback elastics and the elastics used for boot gussets. Worn, stretched or damaged elastics can be recrafted from matching material before being refitted to the shoes or boots.

Lining Repair / Replacement

The leather lining spanning the inside of the shoe is susceptible to wear and tear over time - this is usually from sweat and moisture that accumulates inside the shoes. We replace worn, damaged or deteriorated linings with matching leather or material.

Shoe Re-covering

We re-cover shoes with material such as satin to match clothing or accessories. This service is ideally for special occasions such as weddings. The amount of material required for this service is approximately half a metre.

Stretching / Alterations

Leather is a flexible material and can be stretched or widened. We stretch shoes with mechanised equipment up to half a size larger. We can also alter shoes or boots by hand to achieve a custom size. This may involve "letting out" the shoe from the upper to relieve tight shoes.

Strap Alteration

We shorten or lengthen shoe straps to achieve alter the length. A measurement is taken to determine the ideal length of the strap. Excess leather can either be taken away or the strap can be lengthened with matching leather.

Stitching

We restitch shoes to repair any wear and tear. Our industrial-grade stitching machines are used for straight seams. Hand stitching is often used for thicker leathers. Our wide selection of threads allows for custom matching of thickness and colour for a seamless repair.

Patch / Reinforce

We use a supporting layer of leather to patch any holes between the soles and uppers or tears in the shoes. The new layer of leather is used to reinforce and strengthen the area from an unexposed side.

Zip Repair / Replacement

We replace shoe zips with matching zips. A new zip is selected that matches the profile of the original hardware and colour of the fabric and fitted from the inside of the shoe. Providing the original branded zip slider is not damaged, it can be inserted onto the new zip track.

Hardware Repair / Replacement

We replace lost, missing or damaged hardware on shoes. Examples may include eyelets, buckles and studs. Some hardware is proprietor of certain brands, in such cases our craftsmen can replace the hardware with something of similar aesthetics and quality.

Waterproofing

Professional water protection and stain resistance for suede and leather shoes. We only apply high quality silicon-free waterproofing agents that do not change the colour or complexion of the leather while strengthening the fibres and creating a water protective barrier.

Cleaning / Restoration

We clean and removed stains from designer shoes. Our deep cleaning procedure involves removing any marks or stains on the leather with extractive techniques before restoring the surface with cleaning and conditioning agents. If there is any discolouration to the leather, a refinishing or dyeing procedure might be required to restore the colour.

Recolouring / Refinishing

We refinish, redye or recolour designer shoes that are discoloured, scratched or deeply. The dye is custom-matched and the finish is reapplied by hand before the leather is nourished and waterproofed to prevent colour migration.

Dyeing / Colour Change

We recolour or redye shoes to a completely new colour. The original finish of the shoe is stripped before the new dye is applied. Our dyes are applied by hand as opposed to spray gun application for a more natural and refined finish to the leather that preserves the original character.

Designer Shoe Repair Price List

We specialise in all types of designer shoe repairs, alterations, cleaning and restorative work. Please find our full service list and shoe repair costs below.

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Customer Stories | Designer Shoe Restorations

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Hermes Sandal Restoration. Another puppy-chewed designer shoe. We repaired / restored the heel-portion of the shoe and also touched up the colour for her around the toes.

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Well done, not an easy repair.

That’s an amazing job, well done!

Love your workmanship. Absolutely amazing ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thrilled with my repairs.

Wow

You guys are miracle workers

Amazing ๐Ÿ™Œ

Thank you ๐Ÿ™ I’m grateful you saved my shoes!

Luke Matthew master cobbler

Nadia Dzaferovic

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9 months ago

Evans - Quality Shoe, Handbag & Leather Repairs

Another puppy-chewed designer shoe...

The back portion of these Chanel flats had been completely mauled through. We added a new elastic and reconstructed the shoes before redyeing the leather.
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Serious repair.

Amazing!!!

Fabulous work as always ๐Ÿ‘

Great job by the team but that’s just ridiculous! Really, those shoes have well and truly expired ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Hung Tong

Wow now that’s impressive

You guy's are truly amazing. Speaking from my experience of dealing with ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Angus Richardson

JC Moore not sure if you kept your jimmy choo’s after the incident but if you did maybe they could be fixed?

Nova Barro lucky our boys are not into shoes!

Kevin Lay should bring my bag

Melissa Janssen FYI

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