"Hi guys, My shoes are awesome 9/10"
Regards Roger Simister
Owner/operator - Arrow Tours & Shuttles
All good with the shoes - 10/10. I think this is the 3rd time you guys have re-soled these shoes. Shoes just too comfortable to throw out."
Cheers Lance P. - Tauranga
New to the area I asked a friend for the name of a cobbler in Mount / Tauranga as I have had serious problems with quality from Mr Minut previously (or send RM Williams boots back to RM Williams and get impeccable service from them)
She recommended you and I have to say you're a cut above for service and communication - time will tell if the quality of the workmanship stacks up but you are far from cheap so I hope there is quality underpinning the service - at this stage I am happy to give you a thumbs up and would recommend you accordingly.
These shoes are possibly from the 60's, I'm not sure but they were really worn out in the soles and the heels were so worn the heel block was gone!
Here you see the new leather soles which are glued and stitched on. The nails in the toes are not normal! But the welt (which is the bit that the stitches hook onto on the shoe) was so old and weak we decided a few nails through into the insole would help.
A great job by Garry Hamnett of our Tauranga store. Our customer has wisely asked to have quality Topy protection rubber half soles added to these new leather soled shoes. Matching 6mm "Topy Strong" heeling completes the job nicely.
While we still have Topy rubber we now mainly use Vibram Dupla for heels. Dupla is quieter, has better grip and lasts longer. For protection soles we prefer Vibram 1.8mm as it has more grip and is quieter.