Breaking your favorite shoes can ruin your whole day, not to mention your wardrobe. If you’re the type of person who likes higher-end shoes, they can be expensive to replace. Given how much styles change, a replacement pair may not even be available. If you’ve broken your favorite pair of shoes or have simply worn them out, fear not. A good cobbler can bring your shoes back from the brink and breathe new life into them. Before you cry over your kicks, take them to one of these shoe repair places.
1550 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
In addition to a huge selection of shoes, Dardano’s also offers repair services. Dardano’s began as a shoe repair store and all of the staff members who do the repairs are highly experienced. They will treat your shoes with care and make sure they are in great condition when you get them back. The store offers a variety of repair services including resoling, fixing stitching, waterproofing and more. It is also authorized to service several brands, including Dansko and Birkenstock.
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1512 Larimer St., Suite 43R
Denver, CO 80202
For more than 20 years, this shop in Writer’s Square has been reviving sorry shoes. Offering simple services such as shines and scuff repair to more complicated services like resoling and boot repair, Westerfield Cobblers is always professional and quick with turnaround. The owner has a passion for fine craftsmanship so you’re sure your shoes are in good hands. Westerfield has experience with a wide variety of materials meaning the cobblers are up to any shoe challenge.
Governor’s Plaza Shoes and Services
9880 W. Belleview Ave.
Littleton, CO 80123
Offering a full range of services from heel repair to orthotics, Governor’s Plaza Shoes & Services knows all about shoes. It can fix your shoes due to breakage or can help you get a more comfortable fit. With excellent customer service and fast turnaround, you can be sure that you’ll have your shoes in time for your needs. This shop also offers repair services by mail, so if you’re too busy to make the trek to the shop, you won’t have to. Governor’s Plaza also has experience with luxury brands like Gucci and Christian Dior.
Modern Shoe Repair
2817 E. 3rd Ave., Suite J
Denver, CO 80206
This Cherry Creek boutique offers many shoe repair services along with other services such as belt repair and shoe dying. If you’ve done the unthinkable and broken a stiletto, take it to this shop. The cobblers will reattach the heel to make your shoe fits like new. Modern Shoe Repair also offers cleaning and weatherproofing for all leather shoes including cowboy boots. As an added bonus, this shop offers emergency one-hour repairs, meaning you can get your favorite kicks back in a flash. The owner has more than 25 years of experience so he knows all of the intricacies and detailing required of a shoe repair shop.
YL Shoe Repair
3401 E. 1st Ave.
Denver, CO 80206
Whether you’ve broken your sole or simply want to restore your shoes with a quick polish, YL Shoe Repair has you covered. It offers many services, such as resoling, restitching, shining and dying. The shop will look at your shoes and give you an estimate before it begins work, giving you a chance to decide if the shoes are worth repairing. It is also quick with turnaround without sacrificing the quality of the repair. Bring your shoes here and bring them back to life.
Alaina Brandenburger is a freelance writer living in Denver. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.