Many people think that shoe makers, or cobblers as they were called, are a thing of the past. But if you look around, you will find that they are alive and well in the Detroit area. If you have a favorite pair of shoes that needs to be repaired or leather luggage that has a tear, then take it to a local cobbler to have it made as good, if not better than new.
Frank’s Shoe Repair
360 S. Old Woodward Ave.
Birmingham, MI 48009
When it comes to working with leather, it is experience that counts, and at Frank’s, that is what you will find – experience and a commitment to workmanship. From having your shoes repaired to dying and polishing, you will find the services you need. Frank’s can also take care of stretching shoes, replacing zippers and repairing leather belts.
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When you hear from customers that the service is fast and reasonably priced then it is time to take notice and at Berkley Shoe Repair, this is what you will get. Not only do they work on shoes, but the shop also repairs sports equipment and offers orthopedic services to make your shoes fit in a way that is healthier for your feet. From shoes to sports gear, you can get it repaired at Berkley.
Harvard Row Shoe Repair
21730 W. 11 Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48076
Need a pair of boots repaired? No problem. Or how about a really odd length for a shoe lace or new soles on your shoes? At Harvard Row, you will find what you need to keep your feet and your wallet happy. Not only does heading to a shoe maker make sense in saving your favorite footwear, but it is also the way to conserve the resources of the planet and your bank account.
Cobbler’s Corner of Northville
104 E. Main St.
Northville, MI 48167
Do you have a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes that need to have sole protectors put on or a pair of UGG boots that are a bit soiled and faded and in need of cleaning? Then Cobbler’s Corner is the place you need to visit. From repairing and color restoration to replacing zippers in leather coats, this is a shop to consider. Other services include leather dying, from shoes and purses to entire leather coats, to traditional services of replacing worn soles and heels. You will find what you need at Cobbler’s.
The Cobbler Shop
32488 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville, MI 48066
From custom orthopedic lifts to shoe dying and even wedding gown preservation, you will find a surprising list of services offered at The Cobbler Shop in Roseville. Here you will find the fine tradition of a cobbler in the modern world offering services that will take your boots or shoes from worn to better than new. Also offered are services that include sports equipment repair, leather cleaning and dying and luggage repair. So if it is made from leather and needs a little or a lot of attention, consider a trip to The Cobbler Shop.
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