Best of Boston

Best Shoe Repair

2007 Best Shoe Repair

Waban Shoe Repair

Cobblestones are charming. Replacing a $900 pair of limited-edition size 11 Louboutins because a heel snapped off in that picturesque paving material—again—is not. We scoured [...] read more»
2005 Best Shoe Repair

Jazz Shoe Repair

Heels break. Toes scuff. Salt stains. Stop pouting—head instead to Jazz Shoe Repair, where owner Yuriy Arutyunov will fix and shine your shoes in his [...] read more»
2004 Best Shoe Repair

Ares Shoe Repair

Ares has been resoling, reheeling, and repolishing Boston's finest leather shoes for more than 70 years and will take extra special care of yours. The [...] read more»
2003 Best Shoe Repair

Ares Shoe Repair

There are more than 70 shoe repair joints in Greater Boston; picking the finest involves a little legwork. Why this particular shop—and for a second [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2001 Best Shoe Repair

Santacross Distinctive Shoe Service

Larger and cleaner than the average cobble shop, Santacross makes shoes better than new every time. No repair work—heel replacement, restitching, waterproofing—is beyond the ability [...] read more»
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»