Louis Vuitton shoe soles can be repaired and the process is demonstrated in this video by shoe designer and cobbler, Teri Edmonds. The original soles are made of a petroleum based product which desintegrates over time, leaving the shoes unwearable. Most shoe repair shops won’t repair these types of soles, but Teri has a special skill at using soling crepe to replace the old material. Soling crepe is light and easy to manipulate as an artistic medium. This project uses barge cement, a razor knife, soling crepe and a screwdriver (to remove the old sole), and all items can be purchased on-line at https://www.teriedmonds.com/diy-supplies/.
“Tiffany” blue is the color used in this video to dye custom ordered wedding shoes. “Tiffany” blue is actually more of a seafoam green and is the infamous packaging color of Tiffany & Co. Shoe cobbler, Teri Edmonds, demonstrates the application of this custom dye to a satin shoe. The shoes used are called the Emmy, and are from the brand, Touch Ups. The color is custom mixed using a combination of blue formulas, sampled, and allowed to dry. The dye is applied with a wool or cotton dauber starting with the back of the heels. This video demonstrates the application process of dying, from beginning to end. Teri Edmonds can be reached at TeriEdmonds.com. The supplies and shoes as well as a complete list of services can also be found at TeriEdmonds.com.
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Mezlan shoes take special care. They are made of old-world craftsmanship and of the finest materials in the industry. Most are made in Spain, although they are found in selected boutiques in America. It is best to prepare the sole of the shoe when first purchased. Shoe Designer Teri Edmonds demonstrates the simple technique of caring for the soles of the Mezlan footwear.
Birkenstock shoe repair is easy, even for this well worn Birkenstock sandal. Shoe cobbler and fashion designer Teri Edmonds, walks us through the entire process of Birkenstock shoe restoration. Thank you to Naturally Birkenstock of Maui for all of their shoe repair referrals!
Louis Vuitton zipper repair is demonstrated in this video. The process includes 3 easy steps for most of Louis Vuitton zipper replacements. Most Louis Vuittons are not lined, making the process easier than most other brands.
Materials for this project: Barge cement with applicator, razor knife, zipper set, patch stitcher. All items can be found at the link below.
Allen Edmonds shoes are finely crafted in the USA and can be best preserved with a Topy half sole and heel. In this video I demonstrate how to apply the half sole and heel and how to give the shoes a professional polish.