Manolo Blahnik shoe repair is demonstrated in this video. Two pairs of Manalo Blahniks receive new leather half-soles and heels. The process is to dissassemble the sole and sand it. Next, the sole and leather pattern are glued and set to dry for 15 minutes. Next the leather half-sole is applied to the sole of the shoe. The soles then are treated to a thorough sanding with a high grit sanding belt and then finished with a fine grit numkeg. The polish is applied as the finish and can be purchased directly through the Amazon shopping cart located on my website.
Insoles are a regular repair for cobbler Teri Edmonds. This slideshow presents a quick review of some projects. Insoles can change the look and comfort of a shoe. A leather insole is preferable to synthestic insole because it lasts longer. The soft leather insoles (called socklinings) are easiest to skive (thin with a razor knife), which is done for the seam under the toes so it can’t be felt. It is fun to use colorful insoles, but black, brown, beige and white insoles are the easiest to find.
Arch supports and other inserts can also be added to an insole. The last few pictures in the photo gallery show a large arch that was added under the soft leather socklining. Frequently, a soft pad is added to the underside of the insole to make it padded. The pad extends withing a quarter inch of the insole and then it is all glued to the shoe.