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Overrated Shoe Repair

15 W. 55th St.

Yes, Manolo sends its clients, and all those fashion girls march in with their Sergio Rossis. But Shoe Service’s reputation as a rehab unit for high-end leather far exceeds its grasp. The unsupervised, unruly line snakes out the door at lunchtime. The monosyllabic men behind the counter hustle you out after informing you that it will take five days to replace your heels. The prices are too high for basic services. And about those reputed miracles: One client recently brought in a python wallet with a tear inside the pocket, and was told by Mr. Monosyllable that nothing could be done; her local place then stitched it up neatly for all of $10. Without the attitude.

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