Does anyone know of a cobbler in Sydney who can install flush steel toe-taps? I called Double Monk in Melbourne and they tell me that they just sell the taps, but don't install them. So I'm half-way there!
Given much how I trash the toe of my shoes I really need to give them a try.
I think that a lot of - if not all - Australian cobblers would be reluctant to install the sunken toe-taps as it requires them to skive a bit off the soles of the shoes so that the toe-taps are flush with the soles. Therefore, you may have difficulty finding a place to install them for you.
You may know this already, but you can get pretty much any cobbler to install metal or nylon crescent-shaped toe-taps on the toes of your shoes.
They don't look as nice as the sunken toe-taps but they still work very well and they are cheap, durable and can be fitted by anyone. Given that pretty much no-one except yourself will see the bottom of your shoes, it could be worth just settling for the common, garden variety toe-taps.