Professional Sole Repair
Leather, Rubber, and Neoprene Sole Replacement
If the soles of your dress shoes have been worn down into the welt or midsole, it’s time for a sole replacement!
Shoes that have a severely worn sole, or even a hole in the sole, can be repaired. We can complete a half-sole repair without replacing the heels, or a full-sole repair which requires a new heel. Usually, if the sole is heavily worn, the heels are as well.
There are several reasons a sole replacement is so important. Once a hole has been worn into the sole, it can mean that the insole of the shoe is getting damaged. The insole, which every shoe is built around, is critical to protect and preserve, because unfortunately, it can’t be replaced if damaged. Additionally, when soles are heavily worn at the toe or sides of a shoe or boot, it’s likely that the upper itself is getting scuffed and damaged with each step.
Lastly, the welt—what holds the shoe together—should ideally never see wear at all, as it’s a key component of the shoe’s structure.
We will look at your shoe carefully and determine the best repairs to make your shoe like-new again.
To repair a sole, our cobblers will remove the old worn out sole, re-cork the inside filler, and then cement and/or carefully stitch a new leather or rubber sole onto the shoe.
Since most "shoes" are level with a flat arch, we prefer doing a full sole with no half-sole splice so that your shoes look fantastic.
Sole & Heel Color Customization
If your sole is worn down (or even if it isn't!), we can completely replace it with nearly any color or tread you want.