Best of Boston

2009 Best Shoe Repair

Savas Shoe Repair

While longtime sole man Arthur Savas might not, as one pal jokes affectionately, ‘win any personality contests,’ he is undoubtedly a shoe’s best friend: re-heeling, re-soling, and otherwise patching up even the saddest specimens. But could he handle the spanking-new Pradas with the torn fabric-covered heel? Savas protested we were expecting too much…yet a week later the job was done, the work irreproachable.

260 Elm St., Somerville, 617-776-8580,