What We Repair

What We Repair

Here at Modern Cobblery™ we have a full service
shoe and leather repair shop. In fact, just in the last year we have spent thousands of dollars to modernize our repair equipment to be more time efficient, cost effective that can also ultimately yield better results and better looking and higher quality work for you!
Stop by so we can help you out, or if you want, check out our Online Store.

Men's Shoes

  • Full Soles
  • Half soles
  • Sole Guards 
  • Heel Replacement
  • Stretching
  • Zipper repair/replacement
  • Dying and Painting
  • Cleaning and stain removal
  • Condition
  • Polish
  • Leather waterproofing

Women's Shoes

  • Full Soles
  • Half soles
  • Sole Guards 
  • Heel Replacement
  • Heel height reduction
  • Toe tip repair
  • Stretching
  • Zipper repair/replacement
  • Dying and Painting
  • Cleaning and stain removal
  • Condition
  • Polish
  • Leather waterproofing

Western Boots

  • Full Soles
  • Half soles
  • Sole Guards 
  • Heel Replacement
  • Stretching
  • Zipper repair/replacement
  • Dying and Painting
  • Cleaning and stain removal
  • Condition
  • Polish
  • Complete Nail and peg restoration

Work Boots

  • Full Soles
  • Heel replacement
  • Stretching
  • Zipper repair/replacement
  • Cleaning & conditioning
  • Stitching replacement
  • Waterproofing

Luggage Repair

  • Zipper repair
  • Stitch and Patch work
  • Wheel Replacements
  • Luggage Cleaning
  • Handle Repairs and replacements
     


Other Repairs

  • Heavy duty zipper repairs and replacements
  • Stitch repair on all types of items big or small
  • And many many more items, Just give us a visit and we can give you an estimate for your job.

Other Shoe Repairs

  • Birkenstock Original Repairs
  • Buckle and hardware replacements
  • Elastic and Velcro replacements 
  • Strap hole making
  • Boot and shoe Alterations
  • Leather lining replacement
  • Leather Patching

We specialize in Red Wing Boot Recrafting. We are Red Wing Shoes Authorized Dealers, in fact, we are the only store that has a repair shop in all of San Diego county or anywhere within 100 miles and we also have exclusive access to specialty soles and brand specific specs along with branded materials and accessories. We also do warranty work for Red Wing Boots and for you it could possibly be at no out-of-pocket cost to repair your boots. Just bring in your boots and your original receipt to verify your warranty status.
Although we have access to Red Wing branded items, they are more expensive and availability is limited and only use them with special requests, and so by default we use their high quality generic counterparts that are more widely available. All Red Wing boots can be repaired but only a couple high quality handcrafted models can be completely re-crafted. 


Sole guards made by Vibram® can extend the life of leather soles by 3-4x's and is highly recommended for people that walk a lot or need slip resistance on their footwear and can help prevent rotting and mold for people that wear them in wet environments. Sole guards (also called sole protectors or sole savers) serve a very necessary function to people that use them, but they tend to be bland and at times can be an eyesore when not done properly but here at Modern Cobblery™ we are one of the few shops in the USA that can do custom designs on sole guards to keep an original design made by the manufacturer or to make a new design and make the sole of your shoe something just a little more interesting.

We also do RED protective soles for your Christian Louboutin heels to keep their soles red and beautiful like the first day you got them.


We also do full soles and half soles on all types of shoe and boots along with heel replacements and when heels have been worn onto its base, we build up and replace when necessary. Replacing soles is a great cost saving option to getting your shoes to a wearable condition again. We will do our best to get your shoes to look and feel like they were when you got them new, of course just broken in. On half soles, our rule of thumb is depending on how the shoe has held up to its use, it can be half soled up to three times before a full sole replacement. And depending in the quality of the shoe and how well it has been maintained and how well repairs have been done to them, it could last you about ten re-solings.

Here you will be able to see some of the work we have done for our customer so far. Take a look and see if there is a job we can do for you (We apologize for the quality of some of the pictures here, the majority have been taken with a smartphone camera, but they are all repairs done by our master craftsman).

We repair many many brands and styles of shoes including, but not limited to the following: Allen Edmonds, Gucci, Prada, Cole Haan, Johnston & Murphy, Lucchese, Justin, Tony Lama, Alden, Peal & Co., Church's, Bruno Magli, Mezlan, Ferragamo, Kenneth Cole, Bacco-Bucci, Louis Vuitton, Manolo Blahnik,  Stuart Weitzman, Donald J. Pliner, Via Spiga, Coach, Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Polo, Versace, Michael Kors, Rockport, Santoni,  Robert Wayne, Anne Klein, BCBG,  Aldo, Bass, Burberry, Steve Madden, Chanel, Charles David, Yves Saint Laurent, Vera Wang, Christian Louboutin, Red Wing Shoes, Wolverine, Timberland and Florsheim