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post #16 of 21
Bennie's is decent but they are expensive on almost everything, at least IME. On par with the prices of much larger cities like NYC or Chicago.

I used to have a guy in Sandy Springs who was unbelievable. He was the only guy I trusted with my shoes for the past 5 years or so and he his prices were awesome. Sadly he passed away and now I have to deal with Bennie's. Suppose it could be worse though.

BTW, why don't you just shine your own shoes? No one will do as good a job as you will.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

BTW, why don't you just shine your own shoes? No one will do as good a job as you will.

+10000
post #18 of 21
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+10000

I am saving up to buy a nice set. Until then I needed to get a pair of shoes shined. Also, sometimes its a lot more convenient to just get them done at the shine stand. Have y'all been to Nordstrom?
post #19 of 21
Nordstrom at Perimeter is ok. Nothing to write home about.

Wife took two pairs of shoes to Bennies. One they fixed immediately, the other is going require some tricky leather work, and they think it'll take a couple of days. Fast, friendly, and reasonable. Didn't get a shoeshine, but they looked like they were doing good work. They've been around Atlanta forever-I remember my dad shopping there when I was younger.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by 17 Seconds View Post

Nordstrom at Perimeter is ok. Nothing to write home about.
Wife took two pairs of shoes to Bennies. One they fixed immediately, the other is going require some tricky leather work, and they think it'll take a couple of days. Fast, friendly, and reasonable. Didn't get a shoeshine, but they looked like they were doing good work. They've been around Atlanta forever-I remember my dad shopping there when I was younger.

I figured that Nordstrom was nothing special, for $2.50 seems too good to be true. Went to Bennies and had a talk with the shoe shine man. He starts off by brushing the shoes, then cleaning the shoes with what appears to be a little water (with suds) not exactly sure. Then he either used cream or wax (in some order). He allows them to dry and does some nice touch ups, and finally shines the shoes and then uses a little brush (similar to a tooth brush) to shine the heels. Overall very pleased, it came to $6 and I left him $4 tip since its the holidays.
post #21 of 21
Sorry to bring this back from the dead, folks, but is Bennie's still the place to go for shoe repairs? Anybody has experience with having them install Vibram rubber topys on leather-soled shoes?
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