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Online cobblers or perhaps in Toronto?


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Apr 20, 2010
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Hi all,

I've got a pair of chukka boots with a crepe sole. I love the boots (blue suede) but I'm not particularly fond of the look or feel of the crepe. I was hoping to have them resoled with a dainite sole (or something similar) but have run into a snag. I live in Kingston, Ontario. For anyone who's been here, you will be aware that it is a sartorial wasteland and it's options in terms of basic services are extremely limited. There are exactly two cobblers in Kingston. Both of them are angry old greek men. One is incompetent (he ruined two pairs of my fiance's shoes by deeply scaring the leather while performing simple repairs) and the other is a stubborn asshole who insists on doing things his way without any regard to the customers interests. Case-in-point: I took my chukka's to him this afternoon to enquire about getting them resoled. At first he refused to resole them with anything but a flat-bottomed vibram sole. When I explained (for the 3rd time) that wasn't what I wanted and showed him something similar to what I was looking for from his own stock, he threw my shoe back at me and said "no". Then, when I said I'd think about it and made to leave, he picked up my shoe and said "I'll do it. But it won't work. $80." and handed me a tag to fill out with my name and number. Suffice it to say, I didn't leave my shoes with him.

I'm wondering if anyone knows any cobblers online who might be able to help me? Alternatively, for those of you who are local, are there any reputable cobblers in Toronto I might be able to use?

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