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 about.com  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. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

J.R. Leather Soles Are The Best Leather Soles In The World!

I wanted to share with you a portion of the J.R. Leather literature that we put with your shoes after you have had them recrafted with J.R. Leather.

"To the fortunate possessor of a J.R. Leather Sole"

"Whether going to work, for a walk, or to the cinema - you are always steady on your feet with your new J.R. Leather Sole.  We give you our word for this and the seal of highest quality of the Ancient Tanners' Associatioin.  This claim to the achievement of perfection is the reason for the unchanged excellence of the J.R. Leather Sole from Rendenbach Leather Factory where ground leather has been produced for four generations using the classic traditional method of ground tanning with pure vegetable tanning agents - a process which takes over 12 months to complete.  This is not only the most natural method of tanning.  It also explains why J.R. Leather Soles have such an extremely long life, are so highly water resistant and yet actively breathable.  Play it safe with your shoe repairs - put your stake on the J.R. Leather Sole, the Top Quality Sole.  Always look for the genuine seal of guaranteed quality that is embossed into J.R. Leather Soles for more than 125 years already."

Today every pair of soles were J.R. Soles!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Padded Collar Replacement Before and After

The cloth padded collars on these boots had torn.

We put in new leather collars, now they look much better.
We carry several different shapes and sizes of padded collars, that will fit most boots.  If necessary we can custom make a pair to fit an unusual shape.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tampa Bay Bucs Practice Open to the Public

This is not about shoes, but I thought it was worth posting.  On Saturday, August 6th, the Tampa Bay Bucs held a night practice at Raymond James Stadium.  Open to the public.  No tickets necessary, free parking, and a fireworks show after the practice was over.  We decided to go and really had a good time and are looking forward to the upcoming NFL season.

August Winner Take 2

Since the winner of our August Drawing didn't claim their prize by August 8th.  I'm pulling another name out of the hat.

And the Winner is ....  Deborah Brush!!  Congratulations

Please contact us before August 15th to accept your prize of a Pair of Tauer and Johnson Mens dress shoes or 10 free ladies heel repairs.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Interesting Shoes

These have a clear, see-through front that needed sewing.

These needed the insoles glued down.  Check out the rhinstone snake.
Here's a couple of interesting shoes we worked on this week.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Flip Flop Thong Repair Before And After

Sometimes dogs can be a shoe repairman's best friend.  Such is the case on the left, on the right the thong broke due to wear

You see a lot of flip flops in Florida, and this is a common problem on many peoples favorite flip flops.  Someone steps on the back of your heel and "pop" goes the thong. Or the family dog and/or cat takes a liking to that special pair.  Depending on how the thong sandal is made will determine how it will be fixed, but it can be done. 

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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Simpson Racing Shoes Resole Before And After

This pair of racing shoes was completely worn out

We resoled them from scratch, giving them new life

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Worn-Out Heel Counter Replacement Before And After

Inside the shoes, the heel counters are worn out and uncomfortable

After we sewed in a new piece of leather it is smooth and comfortable again

 Using a shoe horn can help prevent premature heel counter wear.  It's a simple tool that keep the heel counter from getting smashed when putting you shoes on.  We offer many different styles and lengths of shoe horns.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Zipper Repair On Purse Before And After

The main zipper wasn't working.

We replaced the slide.  Notice I saved the old pull tab to keep the logo.

If the teeth on your zipper are all there and none are missing, you most likely do not need a new zipper.  All you need is a new slide.  Over time slides wear out and do not pull the teeth together anymore.  In the purse above, I replaced the slide, but saved the old tab and put it on the new slide, so she could save her logo.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Kristi Creamer-Mills You Win!!

Congratulations, Kristi Creamer-Mills!! 

Kristi is the winner of our August 1st, 2011 facebook drawing.  She gets to choose if she wants the Tauer and Johnson mens dress shoes or 10 free ladies heel repairs.  Thanks to all 113 who liked our page!

If we don't hear from Kristi by next Monday, August 8th, we will draw another name. 

Stay tuned,we will have more info on our next drawing coming soon.

Justin Boot Heels Before and After

This pair of Justin boots were worn over on the outside heel area.  So we replaced the heels to get the boots leveled out again.