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Shoe Repair is Way More Than You Think

Don’t be deceived by the name. Shoe repair is so much more than just shoes.

Sure, the term “shoe repair” has some strong roots in shoes. The definition of a cobbler is, after all, “one who mends shoes”, and it was the advent of shoes that gave cobblers their gig.

But a cobbler these days is infinitely more than just “shoe” repair, even though we do specialize in shoes like high heels, sneakers, and loafers. We’re also experts in boot repair, from western boots and equestrian boots to hiking boots, combat boots, and booties. And don’t forget bag repair. Cobblers fix purses, handbags, backpacks, luggage, and more. We also repair specialty shoes, like driving shoes and boat shoes. A cobbler can even repair wallets, belts, horse saddles and baseball gloves!

Here are some of the most common repairs we see at Austin Shoe Hospital:

· Women’s high heel repair

· Men’s dress shoe repair

· Purse repair

· Fashion boot repair

· Western boot repair

· Sandal repair

· Work boot repair

· Sneaker repair

· Luggage repair

· Belt repair

Oftentimes, we’ll even have people bring in family heirlooms into Austin Shoe Hospital for repair as well. You just never know what you’re going to see come in during a day in the life of an experienced cobbler.

So now you know. The next time you drive by your local Austin Shoe Hospital, just remember that a cobbler's mad repair skills go way beyond what you might think!

Are you in need of repair? Get in touch with our cobblers via email at or by seeing us in person at any of our locations.

We’d love to help you out!

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Mar 21, 2022

I just visited the Westlake Shoe Hospital, Monday, March 21st at 4:25pm. I stopped in to pick up a purse that was ready. There was one lady ahead of me who was having a problem, and she told me that she was not in a hurry so that I could go ahead. I was very grateful, because I had my husband was in the car that I was bringing home from hernia surgery. The older rigid, lacking in empathy white male employee told me, "So you're saying that you want to go ahead of this lady who was here before you.?" He continued to say, " Well I would tell you to come back when you have more time."


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