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Miracle Instant Shoe Repair

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A shoe repair shop in Playa del Rey

Location:   324 Culver Blvd   Playa Del Ray, CA 90293      Hours:   Mon-Fri: 9AM-7PM   Sat: 9AM-5PM   Sun: CLOSED      Phone: 310.823.3055

1 review about Miracle Instant Shoe Repair

Sorcerers disguised as cobblers working their magic on downtrodden shoes

  • Oct 20, 2009
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+5
Fall is upon us once again and with it, it's the return of boots season! Hooray! In the fall and winter months I live in boots, so imagine my dismay when I went to retrieve my boots from their summer storage containers and found that I had been very negligent in my care for my favorite pairs: metal nub poking through the heel tips, some heel tips gone altogether, toes scuffed, soles worn.... Well, a girl can't strut in sloppy stilettos!

Luckily, I found the good folks at Miracle Instant Shoe Repair (http://www.miracleshoerepair.com) just down the street from me. Their storefront was clean, without the usual clutter and chaos of some of those other shoe repair stores that give you the impression of a mass shoe grave. On their walls they have a nice selection of those Indiana Jones hats and Minnetonka boots and shoes, along with a plethora of shoe care products and accessories - all organized neatly and tidily in their respective sections of the store. They even had a small display case of fine mens and womens perfumes and colognes (which I found a little odd, but hey, why not? It's a retail space after all, and in this economy we all need to hustle).

Currently, the October special is a pair of ladies' Vibram sole protectors for $20. They also have a $10 off coupon on their website for 1st time customers. You will be required to pay for your repairs in advance due to shoe abandoners who don't pick up their shoes in a timely manner or at all so make sure you print it out before you go.

I dropped them off on a rainy Tuesday afternoon and they were promised to be ready by week's end on Saturday. If I had decided to replace them instead of repair them, I would have only been able to buy 1-2 new pair(s). Instead, I am ecstatic to report that for the same price as 1-2 pairs of shoes, I returned home with 5 "new" pairs of shoes and boots. I'm amazed and impressed by the quality of craftsmanship (they use Vibram rubber sole protectors) -  every pair quite literally looks brand new! How did they do it? I tried to check for magical elves working in the back, but I didn't see any. I suspect they practice the "dark arts" and are using their powers for the good of shoekind.

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October 20, 2009
I have a serious shoe fetish AND I'm new to California as well and I left my beloved shoe repairman behind in my old town. I'M SO HAPPY YOU POSTED THIS REVIEW. Now I know where to go to get my old shoes looking like new...every good shoe fetishist knows that you can never throw out a pair of shoes until they literally are in shreds. PS I added some store info to the Wiki section, fyi! :)
October 20, 2009
yay! glad i could help a fellow shoe fetishist. we gotta stick together! and thanks so much for contributing - i don't know how a lot of this stuff works so keep on helping me out.
 
October 20, 2009
Do you happen to have any before and after pictures?  It'd be interesting to see them!  I need to find a store like this around me in the SF Bay Area.  I've got some shoes that need renewing.  Thanks for sharing! :)
October 20, 2009
D, that is exactly the thing I was regretting: no before & after photos. I suppose I could still post some after shots to prove that these boots DO look brand new now.
 
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