Best Shoe Repair


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YANZ LEATHER SERVICES

1427 Lexington Ave.

(212) 722-0041

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This relatively new shop offers quality shoe repair, shines, stretching, dyeing and steam cleaning — as well as handbag repair — in this small but attractive store Upper East Side store. Many regard the friendly, experienced owner as the “Shoe Genius.” Loyal customer Chris says: “I am beyond satisfied with Yanz. They are very professional. I have been recommending them to all my friends and I will continue to do so.”

MEL’S SHOE REPAIR

262 West 72nd St.

(212) 877-3517

This longtime shoe repair shop is under new management and underwent a complete remodeling. Customers give the new owners a big thumbs-up for friendliness, expertise and workmanship. Satisfied customer Valencia says it is “the best shoe work I have ever had.” Mel’s offers an awesome selection of polishes, inserts and related supplies.

ROMANO COBBLER

224 Eighth Ave.

(212) 675-7463

The team at Romano’s repairs and restores boots and shoes of all types at reasonable prices and gets raves for great customer service. Voted “Best of New York” by New York Magazine in 2014. Satisfied customer Stephanie gushes: “I don’t trust many people with my expensive shows, but I do trust this place.” They offer free pickup and delivery and do watch and jewelry repair; no listed website, but they’re on Facebook.





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