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Old Nov 4th 2019, 8:07 am
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Not peach and not a claim of rubbish, but the skilled shoe repairman.

Anyone know any good ones? I have a couple of pairs of shoes that need proper soles doing on them (Loakes, goodyear welted). I don't want to have to send back to the UK, it seems a right faff and takes a lifetime.

Recommendations locally would be much appreciated.

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Not peach and not a claim of rubbish, but the skilled shoe repairman.

Anyone know any good ones? I have a couple of pairs of shoes that need proper soles doing on them (Loakes, goodyear welted). I don't want to have to send back to the UK, it seems a right faff and takes a lifetime.

Recommendations locally would be much appreciated.

Thanks
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Ndust, I think they pick up and deliver and The Cobbler in the DIFC gate building
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big vote for the Cobbler in DIFC. They have serviced my church's 3 times faultlessly.
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... church's ...
The best and only pair of shoes a man could ever need - I think my oldest pair of churchs are about 25 years !
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The best and only pair of shoes a man could ever need - I think my oldest pair of churchs are about 25 years !
Church's for work and nice places, Trainers and Flip Flops for everything else :P
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The best and only pair of shoes a man could ever need - I think my oldest pair of churchs are about 25 years !
I laughed at the salesman in Bicester when he said the loafers were reduced to £330.
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Thanks very much red and shed. Will hit up the one in DIFC.
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Thanks very much red and shed. Will hit up the one in DIFC.
If you didn't like 330 quid for loafers, I doubt you'll like the prices of a professional cobbler either. Have a look at the prices on line before you go.

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450 dizzers to get a double welted sole put on a pair here , actually cheaper sending them to the UK . Loakes will re welt them for around 60 quid . As someone said a decent cobbler isn't cheap but if you invest in a pair of shoes at 300-400 quid then it's a really good deal.

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450 dizzers to get a double welted sole put on a pair here , actually cheaper sending them to the UK . Loakes will re welt them for around 60 quid . As someone said a decent cobbler isn't cheap but if you invest in a pair of shoes at 300-400 quid then it's a really good deal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhGNHcwO9zI
Loakes are about 80 for new soles, plus the faff of getting them to the UK and back.

I got no problems paying that sort of cash as long as it's more convenient by being local.
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