Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Beautiful Brazos Walking Sticks and Canes

Did you know that we here at EDGEWOOD DRIVE SHOE REPAIR carry beautiful and elegant Brazos walking sticks, hiking staffs, walking canes, trekking staffs and poles? Brazos handcrafted sticks and canes are made from the finest woods including sassafras, hickory, sweet gum, oak, ash, and iron bamboo. Unlike plastic or metal sticks and canes, handmade walking canes have a holistic appeal. Their staffs and canes are made from the finest solid hardwoods and are both lightweight and strong.

Stop by and check out our selection. Right now all our Brazos Walking sticks and Canes are 20% off.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Protect the Soles of Your New Shoes

A relatively recent innovation in the shoe repair industry is the protective sole. This is a very thin rubber sole that is applied over the existing sole of the shoe to make it longer wearing. The rubber is so thin that it doesn't change the feel or the appearance of the shoe. Protective soles make shoes more slip resistant. Anyone who has walked on carpet or tile with brand new leather soled shoes can appreciate that. This is great for safety, but also for wear. You can just keep replacing the protective sole and never wear into the leather sole. This product is great for men and women's shoes

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Mention this Blog and SAVE!!!

Mention this blog when you come in during the week of 9/28/2008 and October 10/4/2008 and SAVE!!

Ladies save $1.00 on dowel lifts or flats!!

Men save $1.00 on heels!!

Don't Wait Too Long To Repair Your Shoes


Repair your shoes before wear turns into damage. Ladies, don't wait for the rubber tips to fall off of your high-heels or flats. Replace them before they get to that point to avoid more significant damage to your heels. The same goes for men's shoes. Replace the heel before it wears into the heel base or the sole before you see a hole develop.

Waiting to long will add cost to the repair that would not have been necessary. EDGEWOOD DRIVE SHOE REPAIR tries to educate our customers on how to look for wear and get it repaired before it leads to damage.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Start a Shoe Care Home Program

Another tip to extend the life of your shoes:

1. Clean your shoes with a leather cleaner

- We use LEXOL-pH Leather Cleaner. It deep cleans leather safely and thoroughly, without the harsh, damaging effects of alkaline soaps. http://www.lexol.com/

2. Condition the leather to restore oils that are lost through wear
- We use LEXOL Leather Conditioner. It renews and restores the oils originally used in the tanning processes.http://www.lexol.com/

3. Polish your shoes to restore the color and shine to seal out dirt
-We use Lincoln Stain Wax Shoe Polish, it is made with imported Carnauba Wax and a blend of other fine materials to stain, waterproof, nourish and shine all leathers. This is the polish used by the Marine Corp.http://www.lincolnshoepolish.com/

4. Weatherproof your shoes to protect them from water
- We use Punch Active Super Protector. It dries within 3 minutes and requires only 1 application each time you treat your shoes. Water beads up and rolls off, stains stay on top and can be easily cleaned.http://www.punch.ie/
You should repeat this regimen each month. If you would prefer we do it for you bring your shoes in to EDGEWOOD DRIVE SHOE REPAIR for professional cleaning and polishing. We offer a SHINE CLUB CARD where you purchase 4 shines and get the 5th one FREE!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Shoes

Here's another important part of extending the life of your shoes.


You have 125,000 sweat glands in your feet--all of them pouring moisture into your shoes. That is why it makes sense to rotate your shoes and, on their days off, put cedar shoe trees in them. Cedar's unique wicking action absorbs moisture, acid, and salt, thereby reducing cracking and deterioration of leather. Cedar shoe trees also add comfort by smoothing out linings and insoles, and enhance appearance by maintaining the shape of the shoes.

There are many different brands and styles of cedar shoe trees. The brand we carry here at Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair is Rochester Cedar Shoe Trees. If you are not wearing your shoes, they should have cedar shoe trees in them. Don't forget those golf shoes. Not only will you be extending the life of your shoes but you will have a nice, aromatic closet.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tips to Extend the Life of Your Shoes

When you need to stretch your dollars, extending the life of shoes makes sense. Your shoes are an investment and you need to get the most from that investment.


Did you know that the average man will take about 8,000 steps in a day? If he weighs 170 pounds, the daily force that accumulates on his feet is 1,000 tons. It makes sense to spend a few extra dollars for shoes that will give you the support you need. Shoes made with better quality materials are better for your feet. They are longer lasting and with the proper care and maintenance can last for years.

Here at Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair we offer high quality Tauer & Johnson made to order footwear. It is made especially for you. You choose the style, the kind of leather, the color of leather, and the soles. We measure your foot length, width, and girth; have you step into an impression box and send those exact measurements to Tauer & Johnson. They choose the last (the form on which the shoe is made) that best fits those measurements for your left and right foot separately. Check out their website http://www.tauerandjohnson.com/ or call us for a free catalog.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

How I became a Shoe Repair Shop Owner

The story behind the shoe repairman -
After earning my BA in Business Administration from Covenant College, at Lookout Mountain, GA in 1993, my wife and I moved to IL. My parents, who owned a dry cleaning store, were adding shoe repair and asked me to run that part of the business. I began my hands on training with the previous owner of the shoe repair equipment. After two years, we moved to FL, where my wife grew up. I began working for Jim McFarland, 1995-1999, a well known award winning shoe repairman. While working there, I received an award for excellence in craftsmanship from the Shoe Service Institute of America 's(SSIA) Silver Cup Competition. From 1999-2004 ,I went on to help open and manage a new full service shoe repair business, Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair, that specialized in Red Wing Boot and Shoe repair. In 2005, I became the owner of Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair. I have really enjoyed serving my customers and being my own boss. I look forward to creating awareness of shoe repair, promoting my business, highlighting great shoe care and foot health products, and helping answer customer questions.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Shoe Repair Blog

This is our new blog to keep our wholesale and retail customers up-to-date on our services and products and any changes in our business. We will provide tips, product spotlights and answer frequently asked questions to help meet all your shoe and leather repair needs.