When you spend money on shoes, you expect extended wear out of them. But when you live in Chicago, rain, snow and sleet can take a toll on your favorite pair. Before you toss your favorite Manolo Blahniks, take them to an expert cobbler. They are more than likely able to not only save your favorite pair of shoes, but also give them more years of wear. New soles, buckles and straps will not only refreshen your shoes’ look, but also save you and your family money by avoiding repeat purchases. Make the most out of your favorite footwear. Show your shoes off again with repair wear at local Chicago cobblers just like these.
Bee Hive Shoe Works
35 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60606
Perhaps you checked your favorite fashion blogs and realized that the boots in the back of your closet are in style this season. Get them ready for winter at Bee Hive Shoe Works. Beehive will make your favorite boots and shoes like new by professionally resoling and cleaning your favorite leather footwear, and save you money by not making the same fashion purchase again this season.
Sam the Shoe Doctor
203 N. LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60601
Those Ferragamos with the leather soles looked great when you bought them, and now the soles need some attention. Get them looking great again at Sam the Shoe Doctor on LaSalle. If your new Italian loafers need slip-proof soles so you don’t find yourself sliding down Rush Street, this shop can provide the cure.
Mont Clare Shoe Repair
7181 W. Grand Ave.
Chicago, Il 60707
Perhaps you miss wearing the Prada heels that you bought two seasons ago. Get them back into your wardrobe quickly by taking them to Montclare Shoe Repair. This local favorite on Grand Avenue is popular because of its excellent results. It will inspect your shoes and repair them so well, they’ll look like you just purchased them. Grab your favorite shoes and get them fixed at Montclare Shoe Repair.
Brooks Shoe Service
29 E. Madison St., Suite 610
Chicago, IL 60602
Don’t throw away those Cole Haan boots just yet. Even when it seems all hope is lost for repairing the heels, take them to Brooks Shoe Service. Brooks is excellent at repairs for shoes, and can even fix straps, elastics and replace soles for your shoes. When your suede doesn’t look so great anymore, take them to Brooks for a refresher.
908 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
Love your Uggs, but want them cleaned up before winter comes? Get them cleaned at Village Cobbler on Armitage. From work boots to sandals, Village Cobbler can fix almost all of your shoe problems. Village Cobbler is an expert on nearly every kind of shoe, and is great at dyeing and altering certain footwear. And if you need purses or leather repaired, this shop is great to come back to.
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Angela Hazen lives in Oak Park, IL. She has worked as a model in Chicago and studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College Chicago. She has traveled to Europe on several occasions, and keeps her readers up to date with local and international style, shopping, fashion and beauty trends. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.