Our repair service.

The Bradshaw & Lloyd shoe repair service has a very loyal client base.  Some of you have had your shoes repaired for by us for the past 25 years.  Looking at some of these shoes when they come in for repair it is highly likely that these are the same shoes which we were repairing 25 years ago.  During this period we have had just two cobblers carrying out our repairs.  John retired 15 years ago and now Huseyin has been meticulously repairing your shoes for over 15 years.   I don’t know of a single pair of shoes which have proved to be beyond repair during these 25 years.  However admittedly we do only take on traditionally made goodyear welted shoes.  When the welt on a shoe has finally gone beyond its final resole Huseyin will hand stitch either new sections of welt onto the upper or replace the entire welt.  Although this is very time consuming we rarely charge anything on top of our standard re-soling charge.  The shoes are returned to you beautifully polished.
With some regret we have just announced our first price rise in our repair charges for 5 years.  A stitched half sole and re-heel will now set you back £44.00.

The half leather sole replacement The half leather re-sole involves replacing just the sole leather which hits the ground.

This remains a remarkable price bearing in mind that it includes a bicycle courier collecting the shoes from anywhere in central London and then returning them to you having been repaired to the highest standard.  If you are fortunate enough to have a good local cobbler then you would be advised to treasure him, but sadly such craftsman are few and far between these days.  Heel bars, although expensive, are perfectly capable of re-heeling shoes without causing any damage to the shoe – I was quoted £17 by Timpsons the other day to have a rubber top piece nailed onto a pair of my son’s shoes.  However I would think carefully before you hand over your £200+ shoes to an inadequately trained heel bar attendant who could wreak untold harm to your shoes.
We will repair all the great shoe brands: Crockett & Jones, Trickers, Sanders, Barkers, Churches, Edward Green, Jones, Cheaney and Loakes shoes.  If you have never used us before then send an email to repairs@bradshawandlloyd.com and quote introductory code ‘RP7TL’ and you will receive a 10% discount on your first batch of shoe repairs.  Whether you work in central London or not let me know and I shall forward complete details about our comprehensive shoe repair service.

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