Shoe Repairs

Bespoke Shoe Repairs & Restoration

We specialise shoe repair, cleaning and restoration services. Post your items to our shoe repairers from anywhere in Australia with our online shoe repair service or visit our heritage workshop in Melbourne for a personalised consultation.

QUALITY SHOE REPAIRERS SINCE 1956

Trusted by generations of clients, fashionistas and brands we're Australias leading leather shoe repairers and restorers. Visit our shoe repair shop in Melbourne CBD or post your shoes from anywhere in Australia. Send photos to our team to get started.

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QUALITY SHOE REPAIRERS SINCE 1956

EXAMPLES OF SHOE REPAIRS

Recent examples of shoe repairs and customer stories from our Facebook page. Learn about the type of work we do, brands we service and the bespoke solutions we provide to our clients based locally and around Australia.

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Louboutin sole restoration.

The original soles were quite worn down so we re-contoured the soles and added leather (notice the darker portions of the soles near the toes). We needed to custom match the red dye and apply several layers to permanently restore the finish.

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Shoe Repair Shop Melbourne

Well regarded as the best shoe repairers in Melbourne for over sixty years, we offer quality craftmanship and bespoke service for your leather shoes. Bring your shoe repairs to our heritage workshop at Shop 50 Royal Arcade, 150 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne for a personalised consultation or post your shoes from anywhere in Australia.

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Online Shoe Repairs Australia

If you're looking for shoe repairs near you, we also offer an online shoe repair and restoration service with Australia Post. Our shop assistants can help organise your order with fully insured delivery. Send photos of your shoes to our team to get started.

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Our Shoe Repair Services

We offer a variety of leather shoe repairs services including repairs, cleaning, restoration and colour changes. Some of our more popular shoe repair services are outlined below including a full service and price list.

leather toe pieces

Leather Toe Pieces

Leather toe pieces are triangular cut sections of leather that are used to rebuild worn toe-portions of soles. Toe pieces are often used as an alternative to resoling or to build up the soles prior to applying rubber sole protectors.

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rubber heel tip replace

Heel Tip 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.

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topy resole shoes

Sole Protectors (TOPY or Vibram)

We add rubber sole protectors to the front-half of leather soles. These 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.

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heel repair shoes

Heel Repair / Replacement

Heels are made up of a full layer of rubber or a combination of rubber and leather attached to a heel block. We replace worn heels with matching toplifts or combination rubber / leather heels.

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metal taps or toe plates for shoes

Toe Taps / Metal Plates

We add toe plates or taps (Lulu and Triumph) to leather soles to prevent the soles wearing. Toe plates are crafted to be flush with the existing soles and affixed with screws which are sunk into the leather.

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leather shoe resoling

Resoling / Sole Repair

We repair or resole shoes with new half or full leather JR soles. The new soles are smoothed, waxed and professionally finished with an edge dressing. Leather shoes can also be resoled with leather toe pieces and sole protectors.

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vibram shoe resoling

Vibram Resole / Sole Replacement

We resole shoes with full rubber Vibram soles. This service is available to replace the existing soles with either flat rubber soles or pre-moulded Vibram sole units.

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fix replace heel covers

Heel Re-cover / Replacement

We re-cover, re-wrap and restore scuffed or scratched leather heelpieces. If the plastic heelpieces are damaged we can replace the entire heelpiece and re-wrap with matching leather.

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Insole replacement

Insoles Repair / Replacement

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.

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reline shoes

Lining Repair / Replacement

The leather lining spanning the inside of the shoe is susceptible to wear and tear over time. We replace worn, damaged or deteriorated linings with matching leather or material.

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stretch or resize shoes

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 leather shoes by hand to achieve a custom size.

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restitch shoes

Stitching

We restitch the interior and upper of leather shoes to repair any wear and tear. Our wide selection of threads allows for custom matching of thickness and colour for a seamless repair.

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patch tears in shoes

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.

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replace hardware on shoes

Hardware Repair / Replacement

We replace lost, missing or damaged hardware on shoes. Examples may include eyelets, buckles and studs. We can also reattach or repair existing hardware on leather shoes.

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repair zips on shoes

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.

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polish leather shoes

Polishing & Nourish

We polish, nourish and shine leather shoes. The shoes are cleaned of grime before colour-matched Saphir Medaille D'or polish and wax are applied to buff out minor scuffs, scratches and imperfections.

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waterproof shoes

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.

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clean and restore leather shoes

Cleaning / Restoration

We clean and removed stains from leather 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.

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recolouring leather shoes

Recolouring / Refinishing

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

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dyeing shoes to a new colour

Dyeing / Colour Change

We 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 sprays for a natural and refined finish to the leather.

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Full Service & Price List

Our full service and price list. If you require a repair or restoration not listed above or need a custom quote for your items send photos to our team via our online order form.

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Customer Reviews

  • Cory-dean West
    2019-12-12

    Great service and very efficient. Superb craftsmanship will definitely come back.

  • Stacey Murray
    2019-12-12

    Have been having my shoes repaired here forever. Great service and such a cute little shop.

  • Great service and qualityQuite quick -4 day turnaroundBoth shoes repaired and look brand new

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