Saturday, September 19, 2009

Resole Yourself

One of the best things you can do for yourself and your beloved shoes is to visit your cobbler as often as possible. I know it might seem like a drag but really all you have to do is 1. drive there 2. drops shoes off 3. pick up shoes and go home happy! Whenever I get my shoes back from the cobbler, I'm always amazed at how new they look. I then always immediately tell myself that I need to come back more often. From my experience, the amount of money you pay to give new life to your worn out shoes is many, many times cheaper than going out and buying a new pair. Even when you think your shoes are beyond repair, trust me (and your cobbler): chances are, they can fixed in no time!!

Last week, I dropped off five pairs of shoes that desperately needed some attention and care - new heel tips, polishing, fixing nicks on the heel and leather, etc. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to take before and after pictures but what I can show you is what a difference resoling can do for your shoes:


Some people (and most cobblers) recommend you resole your shoes before you even wear them. This will guarantee longevity. Between you and me, thats too much work (and money) - I prefer to resole when necessary. All cobblers can resole your shoes but not everyone will have the red soles for CLs. Not to worry - you can easily buy the red soles online and simply bring them in. Prices can vary so ask around first! BTW, I also had black soles put on one of my Chanel pumps and they seriously look BRAND NEW!!

If you live in West LA, try Arturo's on Santa Monica and if you live in OC, try Culver Shoe Repair in Irvine - I've been to both and had GREAT experiences :) To find a trustworthy cobbler near you, ask around or do some research online (Yelp, TPF). Cheers to you and your shoes!


PS: Blogging will continue to be slow for the next week BUT you'll be happy to know that I've reached my CL goal which means I should have a collection post coming up in the near future :)

10 comments:

Thavasa said...

just want to say hi, and let you know I'm a big fan on your blog!
I love CL shose and have only one pair, yet I haven't wear it out...too bad I just can't walk on high heels, I always admire girls like you can wear sky-high pumps everyday!

Purse Addict said...

Hi Thavasa! Thank you and so glad you enjoy my blog :)

I remember when I bought my first three pairs of CLs, I stayed up just to practice walking in them. I think alot of CLs just need some breaking in so maybe for your first time out, wear them to a place where you know you wont be walking around too much :P

litlstrawberry said...

Jenny:

yep, you just reminded me to buy red sole...so on line? If there one you can recommend? Thanks. :)

cheeky_deb said...

ugh, i still need to get my very croise straps adjusted...why am i such a procrastinator? are we doing lunch today?

EngineeringFashionista said...

you reminded me to get mine re-soled too :) I've taken my other shoes in but I've yet to take my CLs in, I am concerned if they'll do a good job or not and if the red sole would stay that true red. A friend recommended a place about 1.5 hours away, so I may give that a try.

Purse Addict said...

Rachel: I know ebay sells them but I think you should first ask the cobblers near you before you get them online. Let me know how it goes!

Deb: The next time we go out, you HAVE to wear your VCs so that means you have to get them fixed soon :)

EF: Yea, having a good cobbler is key. I wouldn't worry too much abt the red staying true since if you think abt it...it'll always be better than nothing!

cheeky_deb said...

how much did they charge for resoling? did u take it to the place that SCP recommended?

Purse Addict said...

I'm bad with prices...I think it was $25 but he gave me $5 bucks off on each since he said I had so many pairs.

I spent $135 on five pairs - only 4 had new soles put on but each had various other things that needed to be fixed.

Who does SCP recommend? I know they refer ppl to a place but I found mine from Yelp...

cheeky_deb said...

I forgot who SCP recommends but that's where Liza got her rose gold VPs fixed...lol, i'll check the thread for you...

Purse Addict said...

yea, i was thinking of pm-ing her since shes talked abt her cobbler before but then i just went with yelp