Top Cobblers In St. Louis

October 8, 2013 7:00 AM

You have very likely encountered love at first sight before: with shoes. When you’ve found your favorite pair, be prepared to make that love last. Do not let one scuff too many upset your divine attachment. A worn heel just needs a little TLC. Find your dream-come-true cobbler to repair those heavenly shoes so they can continue to fit just right.

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Hampton Shoe Repair
5101 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(800) 242-8335

This specialty shoe store takes great pride in delivering top-notch service and American-made items (some even made right here in Belleville). With over 20 years in the business, this family-operated store has shoe repair down to a science. The Egans may specialize in work boots, but bring in any pair and they’ll fix them right up for you. With a dedicated and knowledgeable staff, the wait (up to a couple of weeks) is well worth it.

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Busy Bee Shoe Repair & Alterations
33 N. Central Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 725-1016

This Clayton-based shop features a wife-and-husband duo and is the perfect pit stop for any clothing adjustments alongside perfecting the fit of your favorite shoes. Even if your schedule is simply too hectic to afford a stop-off in the store, clients can mail in their shoes for a nominal service fee. Honesty truly is policy here, which means you will know upfront if there will be any difficulties in repairing those pretty pumps or suave dress shoes. With competitive prices and a turn-around time of up to a week, customers continually leave happy with shoes like brand-new.

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Broadway Shoe Repair
308 N. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 342-9983

Broadway Shoe Repair, located in the heart of the city, keeps it low key while offering superior service to its customers. Clients may have to navigate some one-way streets, but this place is well worth the visit. Expect a fair evaluation and friendly help from your repairman and you won’t be disappointed. At a decent price, your shoes will be pretty and polished before you know it.

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Bob Stevenson’s Shoe Repair
5423 Gravois Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63116
(314) 481-1138

Simply put, Bob knows shoes. Leatherwork is his specialty, and though he may not claim it, the man is an excellent artisan. Bob Stevenson’s Shoe Repair in South County offers quality service at a reasonable price. Bob might even give you some free tips on leather care just because he loves to share his wealth of knowledge. Take his advice and bring in your shoes to let him work his magic.

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Joe’s Shoe Repair
5402 Magnolia Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63139
(314) 578-9173

Stop by Joe’s Shoe Repair on the Hill to find a man dedicated to his craft. Sicilian-raised Joe speaks mostly Italian with some English mixed in, but don’t let the language barrier deter you from bringing in your shoes for his expert care. He relies on his neighboring business to help out with deciphering, should a client need it. Joe’s shop may look like a nostalgia museum with its old-time equipment and rustic appearance, which goes to show just how much experience the man has to offer. Trust Joe to show true devotion in bringing back the spark to your favorite shoes.

Living in St. Louis, Amanda Dahl is a freelance writer specializing in dating tips and ways to stylize your life; whether it be through house decor or finding a perfect pair of shoes. Her work can be found at

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