A good shoe cobbler is a very rare thing indeed. The art of the shoe cobbler is not as needed as it used to be now that shoes are not as expensive and most people get new shoes every season and not just once a year. But a good cobbler is a wonderful thing and can save you hundreds of dollars. They can resole and put new heels on your shoes, and can also dye them to make them look new. Refer to these Tampa Bay cobblers when your shoes need some repair.
Tampa Shoe Repair
3836 S. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33611
This is said to be the number one place for a great shoe cobbler in Tampa Bay. The cobbler here is not limited to just fixing up the shoes for your feet. This cobbler is also an expert in the areas of zipper repair and belt buckles as well as luggage and leather coats. Tampa Shoe Repair also offers very good prices and stands behind its work. Another great feature of this shop is that it offers same-day service.
Bearss Shoe Repair
14960 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33613
This little cobbler shop is known to specialize in high heels, boots with high heels and boots that need extra long leather laces. Most any type of repair can be handled at this cobbler’s shop within two to three days. If you do have boots with the extra long leather laces, you can find them here in a variety of colors.
Hyde Park Cobblery
412 S Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606
Hyde Park Cobblery has very decent prices and excellent turn-around on its repair times. Hyde Park Cobblery prides itself on being an expert in shoe repair. Here, you can also expect leather repairs and zipper repairs. Go through your closet and see what needs fixing. Hyde Park Cobblery can fix up your items so you can avoid buying new.
2235A University Square Mall
Tampa, FL 33612
This shoe repair shop has a friendly atmosphere to go along with its shoe repair skills. This shop performs fast fixes too, sometimes in less than an hour. The Shoe Doctors have been in business for 24 years and the owner started repairing shoes at age of 12. The owner of this shop says he loves to save shoes from being thrown away. Shoe Doctors also uses its shop as a place to apprentice others in the craft.
Gunn Hwy Alterations & Shoe Repair
12080 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33625
This is a gem of a find in the way of a shoe repair shop. This terrific little shop does alterations and dry cleaning as well as shoe repair. The Gunn Hwy Alterations & Shoe Repair shop prides itself on great workmanship. At this shop, the great workmanship does not stop at the shoe repair services. This shop is also well known for its expertise in formal dress alterations. This shop has a great turn-around time for all of its services including alterations, dry cleaning and shoe repair.
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