Italiano Made Can Repair your Flats Shoes, Slippers, Sandals, Wedges.
That amazing feeling when you slip off those heels and melt into your favourite pair of ballerina slippers or flip-flops for the night is unbeatable.
When you've discovered whatever comfy shoe brings you to your ultimate state of bliss, you need to hold on tight.
Italiano Made wants to help you keep that feeling alive by repairing those flats and sandals you love--so you can hold on to them for a lifetime.
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The Anatomy of a Flat Shoes.
When our cobblers approach a flat, wedge, or sandal repair project, we focus on structural preservation. There are 3 primary areas of concern when we evaluate any damage:
The Upper is the top of the shoe.
The shoe Insole is the part your foot actually sits on.
The Heel Base lies in between the heel cap and the sole. The heel base is attached directly to the sole and serves as the foundation for the heel caps to attach to.
The Sole and Heel Cap are the components of the flat that make contact with the ground, giving you the traction and support you need while walking. The majority of your wear and tear occurs here, and basic repairs can be maintained. However, if you wait too long and wear through these layers, you risk damaging the insole and/or upper, which will result in more extensive repair needs
Heel Cap Repair
There are two different styles of heels on women's shoes.
The first style are the thin high heels (similar to a high-heeled pump), and the second style are the larger - what are referred to as “flat” - heels. We can repair both styles of heels, but flat heels are most common when it comes to flats, slippers and sandals.
Rubber heel caps are in place to protect the base-end of the flat or wedge, and when the heel cap is worn down (or completely off!), it needs to be replaced stat.
Replacing heel caps is actually the most common and simple shoe repair we complete.
Sole Repair and Sole Protection
Many women’s flats - especially designer brands - are made with delicately thin soles. These thin soles are gorgeous, but they can be problematic if you want to wear the flats outside of your bedroom! Inevitably, the soles will get worn down—and fast.
If your sole gets worn or pulls apart, please don’t worry. We can repair those flats and wedges! Our cobblers will either re-glue the existing rubber or leather soles back down if they are still in good condition, or we'll completely replace your soles and get them back on your feet in no time.
For all leather sole repairs, we will replace the soles using the finest quality leather in UK.
Shoe Shine, Cleaning & Refinishing
We can beautifully shine, clean, and/or completely refinish your flat and wedge uppers whether they're leather, suede, nubuck, or any other fine finish.
Shoe Shine: A shoe shine consists of first cleaning off all the dirt, grime, and old polish, and then deep conditioning the leather until its buttery soft. Next, we hand rub a wax or cream polish to provide stain and color, and last, we buff the shoe to bring out the highest shine possible. The friction and heat we produce with rigorous buffing activates the shoe polish and produces a gorgeous sheen that makes your shoes look fresh and new.
Deep Clean & Refinish: If you want your shoes to look similar to the day you picked them off the shelves (or likewise, if they are made of suede, nubuck or fabric and can’t be “shined”), you’ll want what’s called a Deep Clean & Refinish.
Flat, Sandal & Wedge Repair Services Re-Cap:
- Heel Cap Replacement
- Sole Repair
- Sole Guard® Sole Protection
- Sock liner replacement
- Factory Reconditioning
- Custom Repairs
- Dog & Puppy Damage Repair
If you’d like to discuss your flat, wedge or sandal repair needs with our workmanship, please click here. We’ll Zoom call or email you to discuss your repair needs prior to getting started.