Be wary of Minas Shoe Repair
in downtown NYC. The man and his wife are friendly and fast (1 day turnaround) but he's very sloppy with his work. It wasn't the cheapest at $38, either.
I brought a practically brand new (worn once) pair of Wolverine 1K boots to him to have rubber sole protectors (Topy's) put on. Now that I'm home, I'm seeing a bunch of new scratches/marks on the leather, most likely from handling and the tools he used. I get that that doing this isn't the gentlest work, but it's plain sloppy.
The marks are mostly superficial and other than the pock marks on the inner vamp of the right shoe, most would have likely come with general wear, but there's this nick/gouge on the tongue that pisses me off. The top layer of the leather is gouged enough that the suede is visible and hanging. I've used a toothpick with glue to do the best I can.
What's ironic is that I was thinking of buying the supplies and doing it myself, as it's not the most difficult task, but I opted to have a professional do it. This is a reminder take your time and inspect everything before you pay and leave the shop.Edited by Phrost - 10/14/16 at 9:37pm