Best of Boston

2002 Best Shoe Repair

Ares Shoe Repair

Not since Beacon Hill was a colonial settlement has Charles Street produced a shop so obsessed with top-quality workmanship. The scents of oil and leather waft from behind this small counter, overseen by a conscientious, kind, and fast-working staff that can stitch a hole, mend a heel, or reform a toe faster than you can say Paul Revere.

84 Charles St., Boston, 617-720-1583,