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3 Simple Steps to Perfectly Repaired & Restored Shoes
"The Ingmans Way"
Complete the simple online Postal Shoe Repairs enquiry form.Shoe Repair Enquiry Form
We'll send you a returns label and bag through the post. You can add some bubble wrap or similar to further protect your shoes, then drop them off at your nearest DPD DepotFind DPD Depot
Once we receive your shoes, the Ingmans magic happens... Sit back, relax, and enjoy your 'new' shoes, delivered to your door in a snazzy box!Repair my shoes!
"Our Passion is Your Gain"
Andrew Ingman - Owner, Ingmans
At Ingmans we offer a first class and fully traditional shoe repair service. Our repairers are trained to the very highest standards and our talisman in this department has 43 years experience and was shown the gentle art of repairing by a retired London Shoemaker.
Our knowledge is vast and we're delighted to say that this has now been acknowledged by one of the finest English Shoemakers, Barker Shoes of Earls Barton Northampton. Barker see us as great representatives for there brand and trust us to repair their shoes. We're very proud of this and we stock their original components to repair your shoes. We also offer this shoe repair service to all English handcrafted shoes, so you can be sure of getting the very highest standards of repair and quality materials exclusively at Ingmans.
We aim to get your shoes back to you within 1-2 weeks. If there were to be any delays, we would be in contact with you.
We use Saphir creams, waxes and cleaning products as they are the number one brand in luxury shoe care. For our leather soles we use JR Rendenbach as they are the best in the world. For the rubber soles we use a range from Danite studded units, Itshide commando unit, victory sole and heel units, wide range of Vibram sole and in some cases you can even choose the colour of the soles. Included in the restoration we replace the laces, new back socks and clean the uppers. In some cases we have the original products for this.
We have the honour of being an approved Barker repairer for the fourth year running, which is a big accolade within the industry.
Shoe repairing is a huge aspect of the Ingmans operation and the team here have many years of shoe repairing experience. We know from experience that many people love their shoes and there’s no reason why a good quality pair of shoes shouldn't last you a lifetime. We can take your old shoes or boots and restore them to their former glory - just like new. In many cases, we've repaired shoes to 'beyond' their original quality.
Due to the excellent quality shoe repairs and indeed our friendly and down to earth service, many of our customers originally came to us from word of mouth. A long time ago, we were asked by many customers from far and wide if we could look into a postal shoe repair service, as they were unable to find any other cobblers that could repair their shoes to the same high standard that Ingmans do, but lived far too far away to 'pop in'. We took this on board and have now been providing a very convenient online shoe repairs service with a no-hassle postal return service.
That's right, "shoe repairs near me" is exactly what the Internet now allows us to do for you, it's like you're just down the road. All you need to do is complete a quick form and we'll do the rest. It could not be easier.Shoe repair enquiry
Getting your shoes repaired can be a wise choice for several reasons. First and foremost, it's a more sustainable option than constantly buying new shoes. Repairing them extends their lifespan, reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing and disposing of old shoes.
Additionally, repairing your shoes is often more cost-effective than buying new ones, especially if you own high-quality or expensive footwear. Quality repairs can restore the functionality and aesthetics of your shoes, saving you money in the long run.
There's also the sentimental value. If you have a favourite pair that's been with you through thick and thin, repairing them can be a way to preserve the memories and keep them a part of your journey.
So, in a nutshell, it's good for the planet, your wallet, and your emotional attachment to those trusty soles!
The repair time for your shoes can vary depending on the type and extent of the repairs needed, as well as the workload of the repair shop. Simple fixes like re-heeling or re-soling may take a few days, while more complex repairs such as stitching or leatherwork could take longer.
If you're in a hurry, it's a good idea to check with us beforehand and inquire about our current turnaround time. Ultimately, patience is a virtue when it comes to shoe repairs. Rushing the process might compromise the quality of the work, so it's best to give us the time we need to do a thorough job. We'll never compromise on quality and we'd rather say no than risk rushing a job. As Andy is known for saying, "if it's not right, it's wrong!"
While many types of shoes can be repaired, it's important to note that not all shoes are created equal, and the repairability depends on the materials and construction of the shoe. Generally, leather shoes are more repairable than those made of synthetic materials.
Common repairs include re-soling, re-heeling, stitching, and fixing minor damages. High-quality leather shoes, in particular, can often be successfully repaired and restored to their former glory.
However, some modern shoes, especially those with glued or heavily synthetic components, may be more challenging to repair. Athletic shoes, for example, often have soles that are moulded or glued to the upper, making them less conducive to traditional repair methods.
It's always a good idea to have a chat with us so we can assess the feasibility of repairing your specific pair of shoes. We'll be able to provide insights based on the condition and construction of your shoes.
Absolutely! We provide an online shoe repair service with various postal options. You can send your shoes direct to us, and we'll send them back to you once the repairs are completed. It's a convenient option, especially if you're unable to visit our shop or just want a touch of the Ingmans magic and live to far away, or even abroad. We've carried out shoe repairs for customers all over the world!
It's a modern twist on an age-old craft - your shoes can get the care they need without you even leaving your doorstep!
If your shoes are deemed irreparable, we'll inform you of the situation before any work is carried out. The reasons for irreparability could vary, such as extensive damage, irreparable structural issues, or the use of materials that are impossible to work with.
In such cases, we'll provide an explanation of why the shoes cannot be repaired and may offer recommendations for alternative solutions, such as suggesting a suitable replacement or advising on a new pair of shoes based on your needs and preferences.
It's important to note that not all shoes can be repaired, especially if the damage is beyond the point of effective restoration. However, seeking the opinion of Andy is a good idea, as he'll assess the condition of your shoes and provide guidance on the best course of action. All this said, it's very unusual for any shoe repair job to beat Andy, he's renowned for being able to restore shoes and boots to their former glory when many other cobblers would have declined. Ingmans magic is actually a thing!