ShoeSpa London’s online postal service makes easy work of restoration and repairs. Simply upload an image of your shoes, receive free advice from the customer service team, then send off your item and wait for it to be returned. Offering a range of services from protective coating and ozonisation to custom dyeing and designing, ShoeSpa is also committed to sustainability. Not only do its services improve the longevity of your favourite shoes, but it will also help you donate any unwanted pairs to communities in need through its partnership with Shoe Aid.
George Shoe Repairs
Founded in 1970, George Shoe Repairs has maintained its reputation for quality craftsmanship, as well as its specialism in leather restoration. Still a family-run business based in Fitzrovia, the team combines traditional skills with modern-day machinery to successfully repair your leather goods. Whether you're looking to repair stitching on your brogues or the statement sole on a pair of Louboutins, George Shoe Repairs will take on any job.
James Taylor & Son
Experts in treating shoes from brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Jimmy Choo and Chanel, James Taylor & Son has more than 150 years of experience in shoemaking and repairs. Offering services such as re-heeling, resoling and rubber soling to restore your shoes and boots, it can also make bespoke shoes using 3D foot scanning technology and CAD software. As one of only four original West End Master Bootmakers still in existence, you can rest reassured your favourite pairs are in trusted hands.
Selfridges Repairs Concierge
Selfridges is showcasing its commitment to sustainability through its ‘Project Earth’ initiative and its latest endeavour is the launch of a repairs concierge. Following an initial consultation – either virtual or in store – simply hand over your shoes to the team, who will then get to work restoring them. There’s even a specialised trainer restoration service on offer through the concierge’s collaboration with Sneakers ER. Specific techniques include buffing, custom painting and resoling to bring your trainers back from the brink.
Classic Shoe Repairs
Minutes from Camden Town market, Classic Shoe Repairs has been in business for over five decades, and offers a first-class service in leather repairs and restoration. From toe piece and sole replacement to heel recovering and edge waxing, there’s no job too big or too small. The company also has its own blog full of helpful advice on how to prolong the life of your shoes – especially as we approach the colder, wetter months.
The Handbag Clinic
The name might suggest these guys are only experts in handbag restoration, but The Handbag Clinic also offers shoe and boot repairs. It has a long history of working with high-end, luxury brands, too – for instance, its red sole restoration service is specific to Louboutins. Plus, if you’re feeling creative, the company also offers complete colour changes and hardware additions to transform your shoes into any entirely new style.
Italiano Made’s skilled cobblers focus on the structural preservation of any shoe it treats. Once the structural restoration has been rectified, the craftsmen move onto the finer details, including resoling, paint touch-ups and other cosmetic work. While the company is known for its high-quality leather work, it also dabbles in personal shopping services. Based in Soho, Italiano Made has great connections with the coolest labels and stylists to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. With packages ranging from an hour to a whole day, there’s a service to suit everyone.
Michael’s Shoe Repairs
Michael’s Shoe Repairs is a family-run business in Vauxhall with over 60 years of shoe restoration experience. Inducted into The Society of Master Shoe Repairers, the company offers services including leather repairs, zip replacements and paint touch-ups. It’s even developed a specific reputation for repairing Golden Goose trainers. Whether you’re looking to restore your leather boots or revive your favourit heels pre-party season, Michael’s is the place to go.