South Melbourne

Shoe Repairs | Free Pick Up & Delivery

Servicing your shoes is easy with Evans. We collect, restore and return your shoes to your pick up location after service. Located only 2km from our heritage workshop in the CBD, South Melbourne remains one of our most popular service regions, particularly among retail outlets in Clarendon Street.

Before & After | South Melbourne Clients, 2018

We offer a variety of shoe repair and restoration services for our South Melbourne Clients.


Can you get leather shoes resoled somewhere in Melbourne? This customer was skeptical he would find a cobbler able to do the work on his Crocket & Jones black dress shoes. He even looked into the possibility of sending the shoes back to the UK for a service but was reluctant to pay the cost. After being recommended to Evans by another retailer he enquired about the possibility of a full leather resole.

While completely resoling leather shoes is not always necessary and many clients opt for a rebuild / half rubber sole protection, some prefer the aesthetics of leather soles. To match the quality of the shoes, a pair of gold embossed JR oak-tanned leather soles were selected for the repair process. The worn soles were removed from the uppers and the cork filling within the shoe cavity replaced. The new soles were hand stitched from the inside, the soles installed, smoothed and matching 1/4 JR heels added to finish the work.


There is something utterly enticing about the Cristian Louboutin red lacquered soles, a wardrobe staple amongst women with an interest in luxury heels. Unfortunately as this woman found, once exposed to the pavement it does not take long for the red pigment to fade as the leather soles gradually wear down. This created a predicament for the customer.

To paint, resole or protect? Smoothing and re-dyeing the leather would offer an aesthetically pleasing finish, but the soles would eventually wear again. As the customer had already invested a significant amount, she opted for a more long-term solution. A section of 1mm colour-matched Vibram rubber was crafted and carefully adhered to the thin leather, the soles were then finished with a black edge dressing – the process seamlessly restoring and protecting the soles.

Craftsmanship & Convenience

A Melbourne institution for over 60 years, our delivery service aims to provide craftsman standards
of workmanship with modern convenience to our clients.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I’ve been taking my leather shoes to Evan’s to be re-soled for years. I’m always super impressed with the quality of the work.

May 1, 2018

They brought my favourite shoes back from the brink of destruction and are now basically like new

July 12, 2018

Had my pair of Crockett and jones soles repaired and fitted with metal tips – pretty awesome job – much better value than a complete factory re-last.

August 22, 2018

Order Now | South Melbourne

With an established reputation for over 60 years and trusted by designers, fashionistas and luxury brands, we offer an unparalleled service for your leather shoes. Book a job online today to experience our services.

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