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Is it feasible to repair the upper of a shoe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cataan, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. cataan

    cataan Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    For example, a dent in the leather of the toe portion, or a crease in the upper? I've never had shoes repairs and have no idea what it might cost to have something like this done. Thoughts appreciated.
  2. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

    Dec 6, 2009
    NE PA
    There's some pics of the Prince of England wearing shoes with repaired uppers. But I believe those are custom Lobbs he wears. Unless your shoes are especially precious to you or extraordinarily expensive I doubt it would be worth it. I don't know of anyone who would do such work.
  3. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Creases aren't damage. They're the natural consequence of wearing the shoe. Not sure what you mean by dents. Certainly you can prevent creases from turning into cracks with shoe trees and regular polish and conditioning, but they're never going to go away entirely.

    As for patching holes, it is possible, but hard and thus expensive. Unless you're wearing custom shoes and are just too stubborn to let them die, I wouldn't bother.

    Anyway, here's the pic of Prince Charles' shoes. Yes, it's possible, if you have a beloved pair of 40 year old bespoke shoes.

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012

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