Martin's blog

Being prepared

Although the sun is not with us just yet we have all been assured its just around the corner. As the seasons change so does our wardrobe and footwear needs, here are a few steps you can take to stay ahead.

Anual Holiday

Since Christmas our elves have been working very hard this year and we have decided to let them relax for a few days.

We will be closed from September 3rd until September 10th for annuals leave.

Annual closures are important for us as we use this time to clear out all backlogs of customer shoes, renovate our shop and customer area, install new machinery and undertake staff training.

Your email inquiries will still be answered as will Facebook and Instagram Messages.

Birkenstock Repairs

Well it looks like summer is here for a while now so time to tan those toes and dig out and dust off your pre loved and forgotten sandals. If you find they could use a little TLC we are here to help, broken toe pegs, busted buckles or just a resole on your Birkenstock we are here to keep you walking right throughout the year.

Without wishing to dampen your spirits too much i am sure monsoon weather wont be far away so you could make full use of our services having your boots serviced during our calmer months. Wether it be full refurbish or just a quick waterproof and heel.

The Power Of Social Media

We are relatively new to social media, being an old fashioned cobbler i feel i can be excused for joining the party so late. We have always looked at the past and kept the old hand crafts alive when restoring customers leather goods and never thought about how modern day Technologies could aid our services. It was our fresh blood that introduced us to social media and the world we could reach beyond our old style workshop.

Another Year is Ending

Well 2018 is just round the corner so all of us at Original Cobblers would like to thank you for your custom and hope to be of service next year as well.

Our Factory, Shop and offices will be closed from Saturday 23rd of December until Tuesday 2nd of January. Our repair services still only take 15 working days from the day they arrive, not including our closed dates. If you have received a conformation email from us before Dec 5th then your repairs will be returned before the Christmas Holiday. 

RM Williams

Through the hard work and quality repairs our company Original Cobblers is gaining a very good reputation within the shoe repair/ manufacturing world, As such the list of trade customers we service grows.
we are now very pleased to say we are now able to offer a full refurbishment to RM Williams footwear. Although their boots are extremely hardwearing from time to time as everything in life they will require a little expert attention.

Autumn is Coming

With the show jumping season drawing to an end and the wetter weather just around the corner, now is the time to inspect and service your competition boots. Every year we receive a massive influx of ridding boots in desperate need of our talents days before the new season. With the expensive holidays now over and everyone is closely watching every well earned penny, protecting the boots you invested in a while ago makes great sense. we are able to replace zip runners that no longer bite or replace the whole zip in the exact way it was originally fitted giving a flawless finish.

Shoe alterations

So you have a mental image of the ideal pair of shoes, maybe came to you in a dream? We often have customers ask us where they can buy a specific pair of shoes and try to describe in detail what they look like. We see many different designs of footwear on a daily basis and can more often than not help identify the shoes they have seen or envisaged. Most of the time trying to describe over the phone exactly what you want can be time consuming or impossible to portray.

Orthopedic shoe alterations

Orthopaedic shoes have been considered to be very unstylish and cumbersome,
the NHS does cater for the orthopaedic consumers but options are very limited and the feeling of not being listened to is often felt by most people associated with this service.
At first Class we have been repairing and altering orthopaedic shoes and boots for over 30 years. We use high quality, tough, yet lightweight materials for all our build ups. This is extremely important for the balance and comfort of your shoes.