Do It Yourself Center
Cobbler/Shoemaker Teri Edmonds has 17 years of experience with shoes, shoemaking and shoe repair.
The cornerstone of her shoe repair experience was the commitment to using the best products the market has to offer.
The following shoe repair products are listed by type of repair, i.e., gluing, stretching, mending and patching, as well as general shoe care and maintenance.
Visit our Tutorials link at the end of each to find out how to do the project like a professional from beginning to end.
There are so many different techniques used throughout the years, but the repair supplies have not changed much. Shoe makers around the globe use a form of glue, sharp knives and stitching tools. If you are an aspiring shoemaker, safety is of the utmost importance, so we recommend the use of gloves, protective eyewear, and respirators combined with good ventilation.
Shoemaking and shoe repair are part of the guilded crafts and take years of experience to be able to identify the problem and an appropriate solution. It is important to go easy on yourself and expectations as to the end result. In some situations, shoe repair is its best when practiced over and over. Much of the learning curve is accomplished through trial and error. It is in this journey that you develop your own style and flare. When providing the service of shoe repair, always look for a way to add value to the client.
Some of the best advice is to take your time and attempt to make the item look it did originally. Sometimes, you might want to do a little extra to surprise the client. This behavior will help you develop a long-term, stable business.
If The Shoe Fits
250 Alamaha St., unit N-7
Kahului, HI 96732
( next to Goodwill )
Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm
(Closed for lunch, 1 - 2pm)
Saturday: 10am - 12pm
REPAIRS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
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...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XY_ddwsP6QY "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. ...
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. ...
https://youtu.be/IqFa2x9e1C4 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...
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. http://youtu.be/pIlsmJZnNpM Materials for...
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. http://youtu.be/2b_JJ72-79g
Dying Satin Shoes, especially ruby red, is always fun. In this video I dye the shoes ruby red and add rhinestones for a finished look of Dorothy's ruby slippers. http://youtu.be/Wkz9iwA3C_w?list=PLd3e7JsO9HAenHbPrX3RqNnC_CgbKAZrv
Dying Satin Shoes is easy! In this video, I helped a customer get a perfect match to her daughters birthday dress. http://youtu.be/qbZtFyqoxzg?list=PLd3e7JsO9HAenHbPrX3RqNnC_CgbKAZrv
SHOES 101 is a look at the basics of shoes. This video is about dying satin shoes. http://youtu.be/qbZtFyqoxzg