Thursday, December 29, 2011

Interesting Shoes, High Heel Nikes.

Nike Dunk Lows

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Look What Was Parked Out In Front Of Our Store Today.

This old Chevy was parked in front of our store today.  Anybody know what year it is?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Thank You For Your Business! You Have Kept Us Busy

I want to thank everyone for keeping us busy this month.  I took a couple of pictures of our work load the last few days.  This doesn't show all the "rip work" that accompanied each day.  For example the purses, belts, luggage etc.  Many days we have been doing twice what we would do in a normal day.  So, if I haven't posted much this month I hope you understand.  Merry Christmas everyone!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas Gift Ideas...Kiwi Shoe Shine Valet

Great Gift Idea for use at home, office, or school.

This is a gift to last a lifetime.  The Shoe Shine Valet includes: 2 tins of Kiwi paste wax (brown & black), 2 sponge daubers, shoe horn, shine cloths, and 2 horsehair brushes. All these items fit into the Valet Box with the foot rest on top.  With the purchase of a Kiwi Shoe Shine Valet ($49.99+tax), we will give 10% off any other retail items you want to put into the Valet Box.  We will Ship Anywhere in the U.S.A.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

We Are Now The Side Deal On Groupon In Lakeland, Florida

You can purchase $30 worth of shoe repair for $15 at Groupon for Lakeland, Florida.  We are now the side deal for 11/23 and 11/24. Click here to purchase the deal!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

We Are The Featured Groupon Today In Lakeland, Florida!

Check it out!  We are the featured Groupon in Lakeland, Florida.  Click here for the Groupon link.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Custom-Made Handle For Wardrobe Trunk

The handle for this old wardrobe trunk was missing.

We custom-made a new handle so it can be carried again.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SAS Resole Before and After

These are SAS shoes with severe toe wear and worn sole.

After leveling the toes and heels we resoled them.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Thom Mcan Resole Before and After

These Thom Mcan shoes were gooey and crumbling apart.

We removed all the old material and resoled it with a Vibram Gumlite Sole.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


We replaced the Thomas Heels on this pair of Aldens

Here's a closer look at the Thomas Heel.
I haven't replaced a pair of Thomas Heels for a very long time.  You may ask, what is a Thomas Heel?  It is a heel that extends further down the inside arch area of the shoe.  It is often used with people who have flat feet, to give them a little extra support.  Alden still makes shoes that use the Thomas Heel.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Petula Clark Sings "The Little Shoe Maker" 1954

I had a customer say that coming to our shop reminded her of this song by Petula Clark, "The Little Shoe Maker" recorded in 1954.

Friday, October 14, 2011

American Flag Patch

We sewed this American Flag patch on part of a police officers gear
We can sew patches on many different things.  Some that come to mind are the following:
  • Motorcycle Vests
  • Briefcases
  • Dufflebags
  • Backpacks
  • Leather Jackets
  • Baseball Caps
  • Pull-on Boots, etc.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bandolino Ladies Shoes Unusual Buckle Closure

Slide the strap through the opening of the buckle, then push the metal post through one of the holes

Then just close it to lock it in place
We lowered the heels on this pair of ladies shoes.  The buckle was unique so we decided to use it in this post.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Interesting "Good Times" Ladies Shoes

We replaced the dowel lifts (heel tips) on this pair.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Interesting Charles Jourdan Ladies Shoes

We lowered the heels on these Charles Jourdan ladies shoes
I thought the double-layer sole was interesting enough to post

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Naturalizer Ladies Loafers Resole, Before And After

The soles on this pair of Naturalizers were dry and brittle.

We removed the bad material and completely resoled the shoes.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rockport Casual Shoes Resole, Before And After

Rockport shoes worn out and ready for a resole

Now they are resoled with a Vibram Gumlite sole and ready for the road.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Ladies Dyeable Shoes Before and After

Ladies dyeable shoes

We dyed them to match the their dresses

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Leopard Was On Todays Repair Menu

We replaced the dowel lifts (heel tips) on these leopard print ladies shoes
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Friday, September 2, 2011

We Will Be Closed Saturday 9/3 Thru Monday 9/5 For Labor Day.

We will close Saturday 9/3 through Monday 9/5 for Labor Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday 9/6 at 9:00am.  Have a great holiday weekend.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dyeable Shoes, Dye Mixed To Match Your Dress

We dyed these shoes light pink for a wedding.
Always give us plenty of time on your dye work.  We like to have 2 weeks if possible to get color approval and cure time for drying. We want it to be perfect for your event.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Leather Refinish Color Restorer Is A Very Popular Product

All The Available Colors

We Carry Them All

Finally! An easy to use leather refinish color designed to "Do it Yourself" which is extremely flexible and will not rub off on clothing.  Use on all your worn out leather items: Leather Jackets, Briefcases, Purses, Belts, Furniture, Automobile Seats, Saddle Bags, Etc.

Leather Refinish Color Restorer is a heavy liquid much like thin syrup and is applied witha  foam brush.  Leather Refinish Color Restorer dries to the touch in about five minutes.  There is no need to mask off metal hardware. Leather Refinish Color Restorer wipes off easily with a damp cloth without staining.  You can also mix colors to match the color wanted.

Why use Leather Refinish Color Restorer?
  1. Very easy to use
  2. Non-toxic
  3. Flexible
  4. Will not rub off on clothing
  5. Not affected by HOT or COLD temperatures
  6. Waterproof
  7. Natural looking finish
  8. Does not stain metal
  9. Smooths out scuffs and rough spots
  10. Cleans up easily

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Straight Lasted Childrens Shoes Before and After

These shoes were slippery.

We installed soleguard material to help with traction.
It's been awhile since we've worked on leather soled children's shoes.  These shoes were getting to slippery, so we installed soleguards to give more traction. These are straight lasted shoes.  You may ask what is a straight last? From  Definition: "The shape of the shoe. A straight last shoe is symmetrical relative to a line drawn on the bottom of the shoe from the middle of the heel to the middle of the toe. It is best for neutral walkers who do not overpronate."  In other words, looking at the shoes you can't tell if they are left or right, they are straight lasted."
Shoes during the Civil War Era were straight lasted.  You could wear either shoe on either foot.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Steven Stompers For Clogging

We installed Steven Stompers on this pair of clogging shoes.
     We carry the Steven Stompers for your clogging dance classes.  We also carry the spray dye that many dance classes use to match the color their shoes to match their costumes.  Many people don't realize that often you can transfer Stompers.  Children grow fast and sometimes go through a couple sizes of shoes in one season.  Transfering Stompers can save you money! 
      I tell all my dancers that "If you are really good, you may dance the nails loose.  If that happens, we will always take care of that at no charge".

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Did You Know We Repair Luggage?

The bottom stud on the front right was broken.

We replaced the bottom stud.  The exact replacement was no longer available but we were able find a similar one that would work.
We have had many calls for luggage repair this week.  Mostly broken wheels, but we can do many repairs.
  • Pull Assemblies
  • Bottom Studs
  • Wheel Replacement
  • Zipper Repair (new slides or pull tabs)
  • Sewing (tears and punctures)
  • Handles
  • Shoulder Straps
  • Strap Clip Replacement
 These are some of the main repairs.  If yours is not on this list, just bring it in for an estimate.

Monday, August 22, 2011

We Carry Foot Petals!

For those who have a love/hate relationship with their sexy shoes!

We carry the following FootPetals in several different colors:
  • Heavenly Heelz - back of heel cushions
  • Strappy Strips - thin strips
  • Amazing Arches - arch cushions
  • Haute Heelz - bottom of heel cushions
  • Sole Stoppers - non-slips
  • Killer Kushions - 3/4 insoles
  • Toe Tips - ball of foot cushions
  •  Sexy Soles - customizable insoles
All Footpetals are made from PORON performance urethanes, which help prevent calluses from forming, help stop friction, protect bones and tissue, and cushion.  PORON also lasts longer than other materials. 

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Interesting Shoes

We tightened up the loose heel bases on this pair.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We Carry Brushy Creek Belts, Made in the U.S.A.


Brushy Creek Belts are crafted with pride in the U.S.A.  These belts aren't 2 pieces of flimsy leather sewn together.  They are made from genuine cowhide in solid one-piece blanks.  I searched for several years for a high quality belt that I could offer to my customers, and when I discovered Brushy Creek Belts, I knew my search was over.  Come in and take a look!  I carry Mens sizes 32 - 44, but can special order up to size 60.  They also make rifle slings, boys belts, and womens belts, wallets and check book covers.  Currently we stock mens only, but can order anything upon request.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

We Use Lincoln Stain Wax Shoe Polish

The Marine Corp uses Lincoln Shoe Polish and so do we.
Lincoln Stain Wax Shoe Polish is packaged in eleven colors, in the handy "snap open" can, 2 1/8 ounces net weight (60 grams), and produces an excellent military "spit shine." Lincoln Stain Wax Shoe Polish is made with imported Carnauba Wax, and a blend of other fine materials to stain, waterproof, nourish and shine all leathers.   We carry all the colors Midnight Green, Tan, Marine Cordovan, Red, Blue, Black, Mahogany, Dark Brown, Light Brown, Brown, and Neutral.  We will also be carrying the newest color coming soon...Mid-Tan.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Johnston & Murphy Before and After

Johnston & Murphy's Before

Johnston & Murphy's After

Did you know we carry we carry 6 different thicknesses of leather?  We try to match the original thickness of your soles.  So if you have a fine Italian loafers with a thin sole, we match it with a thin sole, not a clunky thick sole that changes the feel and flexibility.  On the other hand, if you have a pair of lace up dress shoes with a thick sole, we will match that thickness.