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.


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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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


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


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

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  • Tom Burns

    First class service!

  • Rawaf B

    Not even a one star!!!!!Extremely overpriced for extremely bad experience!!!! A complete ripoff!!!!Terrible service!!!! ruined my shoes for 300 AUD.No insight on how to provide decent service for money paid upfront.Does not have capabilities to properly fix leather shoes.No communication whatsoever prior commencing work despite not able to conduct job as promised.No stitching machines to apply new leather soles. Glued soles with high confidence that this a standard treatment to replace leather solesReplaced ankle block despite discussing not to be replaced. Boot base highly prone to collapse post this bad job.Disregard to concerns about how the shoes look after terrible work.No money refund if they ruin your dear leather item!Will post pre and post photos as soon as I get the shoes off their unskilled hands!!......You did not have the means to repair the shoes properly the first attempt! How are you going to manage on the second attempt?! I lost trust in the hands that did the job in the first place!Your emails did not reassure me at all that you will fix the shoes like a real craftsman. Rarely you have problems with repairs you say. Check reviews buddyCalling the manager 31 times who avoided dealing with the problem when I was in the shop is the least I can do!Send me the photos that your staff claim to have taken so I can show people the repair job that was carried on!.....In response to latest update by Evans,Please review the photos of the original pair prior and post repair uploaded by myself. The single photo that is posted by Evans on their website does not show the major faults that were inflicted by the repairer:-small heel block, replaced without prior consent.-heel block not levelled-small sole size-no stitching on sole-shoes looks significantly WRONGMy wife picked up shoes from the shop. Ten minutes later, when I had the chance to inspect it, I reported back to shopkeeper over the phone regarding my concerns. Brushed off the problem but accepted to have the issues discussed with manager. Came back to shop 4 days later, manager refused to come down and discuss or answer the phone. All those interactions not declared by Damon in his last update!For 300AUD, my expectations were high. Turned out to be misplaced in the wrong hands. Yes, strongly demanded a full refund as shopkeeper declared that they can’t do sole stitching like regular cobblers!! And, redoing the sole the way it was originally will weaken its structure!!Happily paying someone else (not 300 bucks) to get the boots sorted out. Will provide further photos later.


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