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    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 30th Sep 13, 3:59 PM
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    Shoe repairs?
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    • 30th Sep 13, 3:59 PM
    Shoe repairs? 30th Sep 13 at 3:59 PM
    I notice my leather boots are starting to wear a little. At first i thought i must have funny feet but apparently all/most people show heel wear towards the rear outer edge more !

    So what are the options?

    Heel looks like tacked on rubber block,sole is leather.


    Fit Blakeys segs ? metal or rubber? I notice they now have their own website.

    DIY glue on sole/heel?

    Cobblers if you can find one.. or Timpsons?

    How much is a heel and/or sole repair job these days?
    ta
    Feudal Britain needs land reform. 70% of the land is "owned" by 1 % of the population and at least 50% is unregistered (inherited by landed gentry). Thats why your slave box costs so much..
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    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 30th Sep 13, 8:14 PM
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    • 30th Sep 13, 8:14 PM
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    • 30th Sep 13, 8:14 PM
    I take my shoes to the cobblers. We have two in town that I can think of. Plus as you say Timpsons. We have one in a Sainsburys which might be Timpsons. We also have one in our local Co-Op Extra who is independent. I don't "think" he is anything to do with the Co-Op.

    I pay around 5.00 for my work flats to be re-healed.
  • floss2
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    • 30th Sep 13, 8:29 PM
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    • 30th Sep 13, 8:29 PM
    We have a couple of very good independent cobblers near us, plus several branches of Timpson. We prefer the inde guys for quality of work & v.f.m. New leather soles & heels for my DH's Loake shoes (worn daily) & boots are 20 every 18-24 months.

    Try Timpson if you don't have an independent cobbler locally - it will be cheaper than a new pair!
    • applecrumble24
    • By applecrumble24 30th Sep 13, 9:43 PM
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    • 30th Sep 13, 9:43 PM
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    • 30th Sep 13, 9:43 PM
    Def try and find a cobbler. My DH paid 14 to have new leather heels and soles on his shoes.
    • Linda32
    • By Linda32 1st Oct 13, 6:38 AM
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    • 1st Oct 13, 6:38 AM
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    • 1st Oct 13, 6:38 AM
    I would like to add that my 5.00 heels are definitely not leather They are M&S Footglove.
    • kittycatface
    • By kittycatface 1st Oct 13, 8:13 AM
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    • 1st Oct 13, 8:13 AM
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    • 1st Oct 13, 8:13 AM
    Hi I used Timpsons following a botched DIY repair on a pair of boots, it was 5 to glue sole back to shoe and 20 last time I did a re sole.

    If your'e glueing stuff back together, use a DIY vice to keep sole on overnight whilst glue sets, I tried doing it with pegs and it didn't work! Good luck.
    • karren
    • By karren 1st Oct 13, 2:20 PM
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    • 1st Oct 13, 2:20 PM
    can I pop in and as a question, Ive some clarks fexi sole boots that I love had them about 7 years and the sole is very very thin now, could they resole them do you think and the heels needs looking at too
    I had them in clarks sale years ago so had moneys worth but if I can make them last bit longer I'll be thrilled!!!
    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 2nd Oct 13, 4:35 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 13, 4:35 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 13, 4:35 PM
    Decided wear was only lsight so bought some Blakeys from ebay,job done ! I wonder why human shoes tend to wear the heel on the outside back edge first?
    Feudal Britain needs land reform. 70% of the land is "owned" by 1 % of the population and at least 50% is unregistered (inherited by landed gentry). Thats why your slave box costs so much..
    • kboss2010
    • By kboss2010 2nd Oct 13, 5:32 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 13, 5:32 PM
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    • 2nd Oct 13, 5:32 PM
    Timpsons are usually expensive compared with independents in places like markets etc.

    I recently got one of my knee-high leather hush puppies boot's zips replaced, Timpsons wanted to charge me 20! and take two weeks (I paid 60 for the boots so if the other zip goes I might as well have bought a new pair!)

    My local cobbler did it for 8 within 48 hours.

    As for soles/heels, metal lasts longer but is *very* slippy. I once got a pair of metal replacement stiletto heels - never again! It was like walking on a sheet of ice on anything smoother than Tarmac. Rubber is much grippier but wears out much more quickly.
    Last edited by kboss2010; 02-10-2013 at 5:36 PM.
  • ukshoes
    Hi - I'm a cobbler and I would recommend:

    a) Quarter tip heel. This means replacing the whole heel but the new heel has a flush large metal tip which is a quarter of an inch thick
    b) Blakeys segs are great. Got some going spare if anyone wants some drop me a line. These are chunks of metal in various shapes and sizes that will go straight in shoes without the need to reheel. It is always best to get a cobbler to do them to make sure they are fitted correctly and to ensure that they stay in and don't kick out.
    c) thin stainless steel plate nailed on with individual nails.

    Drop me a line if anyone needs advice or shoe repairs. I have a mobile service.

    I notice my leather boots are starting to wear a little. At first i thought i must have funny feet but apparently all/most people show heel wear towards the rear outer edge more !

    So what are the options?

    Heel looks like tacked on rubber block,sole is leather.


    Fit Blakeys segs ? metal or rubber? I notice they now have their own website.

    DIY glue on sole/heel?

    Cobblers if you can find one.. or Timpsons?

    How much is a heel and/or sole repair job these days?
    ta
    Originally posted by C_Mababejive
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 22nd Nov 13, 5:39 PM
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    Bumping this thread. I have some boots that look a bit like this.



    I've had the worn heels replaced, is it possible to have the sole of the main boot replaced now? It has worn right through, but the leather frame is intact. If so, what would be a reasonable price? I paid 6 for the heels.

    Otherwise, where can I find a pair like it that isn't going to cost me a fortune?

    ETA: Timpson has just quoted me 15.99 but I'm not sure it's doable.
    Last edited by VfM4meplse; 22-11-2013 at 5:57 PM.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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  • BitterAndTwisted
    You may not need the whole sole removed and replaced but a new one stuck on top. Should cost about a tenner depending on where you go. Shoe-repair places are a dying breed, so I think we should support them for as long as we can, or it will be the bin for the old ones and buying new every five minutes.
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 22nd Nov 13, 6:10 PM
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    Decided wear was only lsight so bought some Blakeys from ebay,job done ! I wonder why human shoes tend to wear the heel on the outside back edge first?
    Originally posted by C_Mababejive
    It can be a sign that you have a large big toe joint that doesn't articulate properly ... or so I've been told.
    • Fruball
    • By Fruball 22nd Nov 13, 6:27 PM
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    Decided wear was only lsight so bought some Blakeys from ebay,job done ! I wonder why human shoes tend to wear the heel on the outside back edge first?
    Originally posted by C_Mababejive
    ... as opposed to??? guinea pig shoes/alligator shoes/fish shoes?
    • JackieO
    • By JackieO 22nd Nov 13, 6:29 PM
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    Just had my son-in-laws shoes repaired and a pair of heels cost 9.95 but his shoes were over 100.00 so well worth it as they are his comfy work shoes and he gets them repaired every winter and has had them for our years .
    Quot Libros,Quam Breve Tempus. 2018
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    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 22nd Nov 13, 6:34 PM
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    ... as opposed to??? guinea pig shoes/alligator shoes/fish shoes?
    Originally posted by Fruball
    I suspect "so many" was the intended phrase but that the automated spellcheck sprang into life.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 23rd Nov 13, 8:15 PM
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    VfM4meplse
    I've had the worn heels replaced, is it possible to have the sole of the main boot replaced now? It has worn right through, but the leather frame is intact. If so, what would be a reasonable price? I paid 6 for the heels.
    Originally posted by VfM4meplse
    Sad day in the VfM household. The boots are beyond repair, confirmed by 2 tradesmen
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
  • avnire
    Any cheap shoe repair man in North London?
    Do you know any reasonable shoe-repair man in north London? The heel needs to be changed on both of my ankle boots. I was given a quote for 14 for each pair. For the price of getting the heels done on both I almost could buy a new pair! Any recommendations?
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 10th Nov 14, 12:21 PM
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    Do you know any reasonable shoe-repair man in north London? The heel needs to be changed on both of my ankle boots. I was given a quote for 14 for each pair. For the price of getting the heels done on both I almost could buy a new pair! Any recommendations?
    Originally posted by avnire
    AFAIK no such thing exists in London, so do as I do and wait for what you want to appear in Aldi or Lidl.

    I bought a low-heeled replacement pair from Aldi for ?18.99 in the end and they were the most comfortable pair I'd ever worn. My only regret is not buying 2 pairs for now the boots are dead.

    Of course I'm happy to be corrected but would expect you to share the love on this forum as and when that time comes!
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • pablogo
    • By pablogo 6th Jan 18, 10:30 PM
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    Shoe rapair in London
    i believe a great service for low budget is difficult, but a reasonable price to quality ratio may be found for instance Shoe Spa (shoespa.co.uk). They are a bit more than traditional cobblers, they restore the entire shoes / boots and can probably advise what's the best way forward in each case
    Alternatively you can try shoeandbag.co.uk
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