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

  • Xavier George
    2019-10-12

  • Jono Emblin
    2019-10-12

    Over 30 years ago, as a teenager I inherited a custom made pair of cowboy boots from my father..I've worn them continuously on countless adventures and misadventures and loved them dearly.. But they were dirty, really dirty and showed their age.As a prime example of the merit of buying quality once I figured they deserved to be restored properly and professionally. Enthused by words such as, cleaned, nourished and restored I agreed to most every option and paid over $1000..(!!)While dirty and scuffed the boots carried a patena that told a story. Retaining the character was specifically discussed, with reference in particular to the top of the boots that were beautifully uneven but natural and not as worn.I'll skip the bit about it taking over 5 weeks longer than told and the weekly request for updates. Then told they were posted and seemingly lost in the post. (tracking code registered as delivered but didn't turn up until over a week later).So when they finally arrived I was beside myself with excitement and relief that they weren't lost in transit..When I opened them I pretty much just wanted to have a bit of a cry.I feel like I've sent an antique timber table off for beeswax and oil restoration and they've said..Here you go we painted it Brown.A thick layer of matt baby-poo brown to be exact...Instead of telling the story of life it looks like a pair of cheap and nasty probably fake leather boots..I don't even know what to say to them. I actually wonder whether it was deliberate punishment for 'harassing' them with weekly requests for updates after the due date ..I had a bit of trouble finding a before shot, but what do you think, $1000 to change this to that?There's a picture of the inside of the boot where you can see the beautiful original fawn tones of the leather...UPDATE - To be fair they are trying to contact me, but I just don't know what to say to them.I'm not saying don't use this company, they're clearly good at some things. Just make sure you have your expectations matched to what they can and can't do. We did discuss the patina and character of the leather before hand so I'm confused about the comments on dying now. I was under the impression the dying before after would look more like the jacket on their website examples.My disappointment is that it looks more like thick paint that what I imagine as 'dye'. Up close it barely looks like real leather. I thought nourished and hydrated would improve the leather from within and dyeing would be a rich polish like finish. It just isn't.The boots were dilapidated, and maybe in trying to make them look 'new' an ugly masking approach was taken. But we talked in detail about the boots, I never expected to look new, I just wanted them to last longer and look more presentable, faults and all.Had they checked in with me at points along the way and given me input on options we might have had a different outcome. Because the outcome does not reflect the original discussions we had.I won't address the delays (got the email trail) as that is a secondary issue, but suffice to say it was substantially longer than every indication along the way.UPDATE 2Discussion have progressed and Jenny is genuinely intent to make good. The boots have been sent back after long discussions and recap of what was actually expected. I can commend them on their positive attitude towards the issue and lack of defensive mindset.I'm changing my rating from 1 to 3 in anticipation of a good second attempt.FINAL UPDATE - To their credit they took them back and did a solid job of restoring them to the way that was discussed and expected. It was a traumatic experience, but they do have the skills. I'd jut make sure that your wants and expectations are outlined precisely in the first instance.

  • Aus Sabu
    2019-10-12

    So good to have genuine good old service with a smile. Work on shoes and boots are excellent.Lionel

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