Best of Philly

Best Shoe Repair

2017 BEST Shoe Repair, City

Charles Shoe Repair

Yes, yes, we’re all still mourning the loss of Superior Shoe Repair. But Charles is the perfect rebound: Reliably good repairs and a speedy turnaround time.

Penn Center, 1800 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA | 215-564-1600

2016 BEST Leather Restoration


25 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Take your dull, beat-up shoes, bags, belts and briefcases to his men’s footwear shop, and they’ll restore and repaint the leather by hand. Note: They do briefcases and belts, too. Read more »

2015 BEST Shoe Repair

Rossi Shoe Service Inc.

20 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA

Since the shuttering last winter of former mainstay (and longtime Best of Philly champ) Superior Shoe Repair, Philadelphians have been desperately searching for a new place to take their tired soles. The answer, everyone, is this Ardmore shop, where brothers Rick and Joe Rossi take exquisite care of your designer shoes and bags (new or… Read more »

2014 BEST Shoe Repair

Superior Shoe Repair

138 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

When other places tell you they don’t have the right glue or that strap isn’t worth fixing, Superior is always there with the right equipment, the necessary TLC and a quick turnaround. Hands down, the city’s most skilled shoe surgeons. Read more »

2013 BEST Shoe Repair

Superior Shoe Repair

138 South 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA

A daunting thing, handing over your fussiest footwear to this decidedly un-fussy shop. But you neednt worry: Theyll fix whatever the Philly pavement ruined (screw you, cobblestone!) and return your precious pumps (or what have you) the same day, with new heels and new soles, and polished to perfection. Read more »

2011 BEST Shoe Repair

Carl’s Shoes

27 West Main Street, Moorestown, NJ

Don’t be scared off by the how should we say this? practical footwear in the windows, or the nagging sense that you’ve arrived here via time machine. The Carl’s repair team expertly handles everything yes, even your Loubies and will have them back on your feet in about a week. Read more »

2009 BEST Shoe Repair

Willie and Sons

3831 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Put off the funereal task of tossing your beloved-but-broken-down footwear. This North Philly stalwart will have your co-workers offering the ultimate testimonial to its magic: “Hey, new shoes?” Read more »