Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Hours for 2012

We will be closed Dec. 24th and Dec. 25th for Christmas.

For New Years we will be closed December 31st and January 1st.

Thanks for your business this year!!!

 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Classic Car Week At Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair


 Several Classic Cars this week in front of Edgewood Drive Shoe Repair!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

White Toddler Shoes Protective Soles Before and After

Before... the leather soles were slippery

After... thinVibram protective sole material adds grip and wear

Monday, September 17, 2012

Retracked Zipper Slide

Do you know what this is???  We retracked the zipper slide on this item.  P.S  I know what it is.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Classic Car Thunderbird

Classic Thunderbird
This Classic Thunderbird was parked out in front of our strip mall today.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Luggage, Duffle Bag, and Golf Bag Repair

 
This week has been a lot of Luggage, Duffle Bag, and Golf Bag Repairs.
 
1.  The blue Suitcase needed the zipper slide retracked and rubber bumper on the back sewn back on.
 
2. The black Suitcase had to have the zipper coil sewn back to the zipper tape.
 
3. The Duffle Bag holds 6 tennis rackets. We patched a lengthwise tear.
 
4. The yellow Golf Bag needed a new liner for the front pocket.
 
5.  The blue Golf Bag needed patched on the front pocket near the bottom.
 
Did you know we repair items like this?  Let us take a look at that expensive piece of Luggage.  Let us take a look at that expensive Golf Bag.  We could save you some money!!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Shoe Stretch For Tight Shoes


One of my most popular posts was "Can You Stretch Shoes?"  With that in mind I wanted to feature this product...Shoe Stretch.  Shoe Stretch comes in a 4 fl oz. squirt bottle  and works on all leathers.  This products opens the pores of your leather items and allows for successfully permanent stretching.  This is a great option if your shoes are just snug, because you are using your foot as the stretcher.  If they are unbearably tight, bring the in for us to use a professional stretcher on them. 

Directions for use:  For best results saturate entire tight area of shoes, walk for approximately 15 minutes or until shoes are dry.  This will cause the shoes to contour permanently.  Used successfully for gloves, boots, new and waterstiff shoes.  Excellent on all types of suedes and leather, will stop mildew if used often.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Pair of Bordello's For Stretching


These are a pair of Bordello's that came in to be stretched.  Even though patent leather is not a good candidate for stretching, she wanted to give a try.

Friday, September 7, 2012

White Boots For John McDade (Elvis Impersonator)

John McDade (Elvis Impersonator) 
 
     The following quote was pulled from aboutfacesentertainment.com. "John's show is a 70's style act covering Elvis' Vegas period and doesn't use any karoke at all. John recorded all of his music with a 6 piece band, a high voice singing trio, and some of the songs even feature a 23 person church choir; providing a very authentic sound that will drive your crowd wild! John know's how to entertain a crowd and enjoys keeping the elvis memory alive."

John pays attention to the details as an Elvis impersonator.  He's a little shorter than "The King", so he has me add a little height to the heels.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Luggage Handle Repair Before And After

Before

After
Some other repairs we can do on luggage are: zipper repair, wheel replacement, handles, pull assemblies, patch tears, etc.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Candy Wrapper Purse



This purse was made out of candy wrappers.  I've only seen one other like it that was made out of potato chips bags.  The zipper had come loose from the bag so we reattached it.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Do You Repair Saddle And Tack? Before and After English Riding Saddle

English riding saddle in need of seam repair


A closer look at the separation

After the repair, the saddle is ready for riding
Many people don't know that we work on saddles and tack.  I'm not a saddle-maker but can repair many of the things that can go wrong.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bella Ballerina by Skechers




This was brought in today for repair.  The loop that held the strap on was broken.  We will repair the loop so she can get back to what these shoes were made for...twirling like a ballerina. The purple cirlcle at the front of the shoe is a spinning disk.  I took the information about these shoes from the Sketchers website:



  • Bella B. shoes are full of fun and glee, just a few steps and you're a twirling machine!
  • Make sure your shoes are nice and secure, and no loose objects are found on the floor
  • Once that is done you can get on your toes, push with your other foot, and around you go!
  • Make up your own style of tricks to do, and let Bella bring out the Ballerina in you
  • Take time to get acquainted with the shoes, practice with an adult supervising you
  • Use caution when spinning like a top, and if you feel like you're getting dizzy or off balance - stop!
  • Place your other foot to stop your spin, a little practice and you're ready to begin
  • Monday, June 18, 2012

    VW Bug In Front Of The Shop Today


    This VW Bug was in front of the shop today.  It looked like a lady bug with headlight eyes and black spots.

    Friday, June 15, 2012

    LED Lights Inside Clear Heelbase On No Boundaries Thong Sandals


    video
    This was a pair of No Boundaries clear vinyl thong sandals with a clear heelbase and platform.  We reattached the soles and replaced the toplifts.  While working on them we discovered they had LED lights in the heelbases. The video was taken in the dark to show the lights better.

    Thursday, June 14, 2012

    Shorten Belt with Rhinestone Leopard Buckle



    We shortened this belt 1 3/4", it had a unusal buckle in the shape of a leopard covered in rhinestones.

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012

    Black boot, Purple Zipper? Interesting shoes

    We reattached the sole on this boot.
    First time I saw a purple zipper in a black boot.  I thought it was interesting.

    Monday, January 16, 2012

    Old Friend Slippers Before and After

     After removing the soles on these "Old Friend" house slippers, I decided these would be a good before and after.  The old soles were brittle and crumbling and I was able to resole them with some flexible cowhide leather that had been deer tanned.
    Now this customer has their favorite house slippers and can continue to enjoy them for a good while longer.

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Christian Louboutin Red Soleguards Before and After


    Christian Louboutins are well known for their distinctive red soles.  However, brand new, they are very slippery and it doesn't take long before the red is worn away.  Vibram makes a very thin red sole guard material that keeps that distinctive red sole and gives you some grip.  This is a great way to extend the life and look of your expensive Christian Louboutins.

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Interesting Shoes, Z-Coil Velcro Sandals

    We reglued the insoles back in this pair of Z-Coils


    Monday, January 9, 2012

    Johnston & Murphy Before And After

    This customer was going up north and wanted an aggressive sole for the winter weather

    We put on an aggressive Gumlite sole made by Vibram, for better traction.

    Friday, January 6, 2012

    Ostrich Skin Boots Resoled and Heeled Before and After



    This pair of Ostrich Skin Boots was half-soled and heeled.  Ostrich skin is easy to identify by the prominent bumps where the feathers were attached.  I really enjoy working on nice boots like these.