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