Best of Boston

Best Shoe Repair

2000 Best Shoe Repair

Alex’s Shoe Service

Been missing truly great customer service in your life? Here's some advice: Take an old or broken pair of shoes to Alexander's. This family-owned business [...] read more»
1995 Best Shoe Repair

Ares Shoe Repair

Boston streets are hell on heels. Case in point: the heel of a favorite Stephane Kelian pump, chewed by cobblestones. But Ares came to the [...] read more»
1994 Best Shoe Repair

Rinaldi’s Shoe Repair

Several shops rejected our ripped Ferragamo pump as unsalvageable, but the guys at Rinaldi's said, "We'll do a good job." And they did. read more»
1993 Best Shoe Repair

Frank and Pete’s Shoe Repair

An old-fashioned shop with polish—literally. When they do sole and heel work, they polish your shoes at no extra charge. read more»
1990 Best Shoe Repair

Waban Shoe Repair

A cobbler worthy of fairy-tale stardom. read more»
1987 Best Shoe Repair

Louis Shoe Service

Fast, courteous service, impeccable work. Why can't someone fix cars this well? read more»
1984 Best Shoe Repair

Rinaldi’s Shoe Repairing

They resurrect everything from Guccis to Keds, and the price is right, too. read more»
1981 Best Shoe Repair


Tie one on. read more»
1980 Best Shoe Repair


Quick, reliable. read more»
1979 Best Shoe Repair

Harry Mantos

There have been three generations of Mantoses at Boston Bootmakers, 115 Summer St., a firm that itself is fifty years old—suggesting that they must be [...] read more»