Fresh comfy Birkenstock soling on some old favourites
Birkenstock sole repair
You can have the entire sole replaced or just the worn heels and or toes. The cork footbed can be repaired or replaced.
Birkenstock upper repair
How to get your Birkenstock Repair sorted
Drop them off or have a friend drop them off
You'll find us in Piccadilly Arcade, 44 Grey St, Tauranga
Our shop is at the Grey Street end of the arcade, beside the Lotto shop.
While we do prefer the owner drops the repair off we understand this is not always possible. If you have someone else dropping them off it is a good idea to write a brief note with your mobile number and what it is that you want done.
Send them to us by post or courier
You are welcome to use your normal courier or click the link above to find your nearest Post Shop.
While you can send them straight to us and we will call you with a price and arrange payment. You can work out a price and pay online using the button below.
My first experiences with Birkenstocks
At around 9 years old ... back when I wanted to be a saddler. My Dad brough me home a pair of Birkenstock knock offs from overseas.
I loved those little blue beauties. Even when on week 2 the uppers started to split and cut into my feet.
My Grandma must of shown me the basics of hand stitching, as I remember sewing the splits back together and getting a few more wears out of them before they split next to the splits.
So I understand how attached people get to their Birkenstock footwear. Especially when they have owned them for many years. Heck I'd only had my knock offs for a few weeks and that was 34 years ago and I'm still talking about them.
The next time I was exposed and yes exposed is the right word. Was when my brother returned from Holland with a pair he had been wearing on the dairy farm where he worked. I still wonder how they got through customs ... and he wanted me to fix them!
As Kiwi's we are used to gumboots for wet and dodgy conditions. You can only imagine what happens to leather and cork that has been worn in water and umm other greener liquids!
Anyway we ground off the rotten bits of cork and replaced it with foam like sneaker midsoles are made from. Then glued a new sole over top. They lasted for many more years.
Since that time we have resoled over 100 pairs and have access to replacement Birkenstock cork, Birkenstock footbeds and the original Birkenstock soling. We even have replacement Birkenstock buckles.
Birkenstock Repairs from Nelson to Tauranga
Pauline from Nelson found us online as her local cobbler had sadly passed away. We sorted her worn Birkenstocks out and she is happily wearing them probably year round in sunny Nelson.