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Best Neighborhood Shoe Repair

  • UPPER EAST SIDE

  • Empire Shoe Repair

    991 Lexington Ave.; 212-744-1257

    Chaim Yigal Dzhurayev insists on top-quality repair materials (German leather, Vibram heels)—some shoes come back better than when new.

  • UPPER WEST SIDE

  • Angelo’s

    228 Columbus Ave.; 917-441-3927

    Harry’s and Tip Top both send customers here for repairs and resizing (both up and down).

  • MIDTOWN EAST

  • Europe Shoe Repair

    113 E. 31st St.; 212-889-7258

    Parents in this family- friendly neighborhood say the proprietor manages to prolong the life of even the most scuffed kiddie shoes.

  • WEST VILLAGE

  • Andrade Shoe Repair

    320 Bleecker St.; 212-255-8863

    Heels and soles, sure, but they’ll also restitch a handbag strap while you wait. Especially good at matching leather in hard-to-find hues.

  • LOWER EAST SIDE

  • Erik Shoe Repair

    353 Grand St.; 212-673-0507

    Can turn total wrecks back into wearable shoes. Superfast turnaround too (including, at least once, a reheeling job done as a taxi idled outside).

  • FINANCIAL DISTRICT

  • Cobbler Express

    60 Wall St.; 212-809-9814

    Eduard Shimunov (recently relocated from Maiden Lane) fixes soles or heels if you can wait, or offers same-day service if you can’t.

  • BOERUM HILL/COBBLE HILL/CARROLL GARDENS

  • Michael’s Shoe Repair

    319 Smith St.; 718-243-0288

    Michael Davydov’s as comfortable fixing Louboutins as he is with those comfy old loafers you’re trying to rescue.

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From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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