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Forget that nonsense about eyes being the windows to the soul. If you want to know what kind of person you're dealing with, look no further than the feet. That woman wobbling in too-tight stilettos? Too impatient to wait for her shoes to be stretched. The man with scuffs on his horse-bit loafers? Careless.

Of course, that means that others might be judging you based on your shoes. Fear not. San Francisco has a fleet of fine cobblers who can land a hand, whether you're looking to break shoes in or put them back together.


--by Robyn Hagan Cain
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1. Haight Street Shoe Repair

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1614 Haight
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 565-6710
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The friendly duo behind this no-frills shop can repair almost anything you throw at them. From boots to bags to belts, they know their way around leather goods. Just be warned: they only accept cash and prefer to be paid up front.

2. Sunset Shoe Repair

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621 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 661-8259
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Zippers replaced? Check. Soles renewed? Check. From Marc Jacobs to Marni, this shop has seen everything on the modernist spectrum. Plus, if you join the Heel Club -- and reheel seven pairs of shoes -- the eighth repair will be free.

3. frank's shoe repair

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1619 polk st
San Francisco, CA
(415) 775-1694
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More than just a shoe repair, Frank’s is a full-service leather shop that had been serving San Francisco for more than 75 years. With a generous 8:30-to-7 work schedule and a credit-card friendly attitude, it’s no wonder this place has become a neighborhood favorite.

4. Galletti Shoe Repair

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22 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 398-5474
This is where the well-heeled bring their heels for a little pick-me-up. Galletti’s can add a red rubber sole to your red Louboutin sole to give you extra traction on steep hills or slick office floors. Best of all, they open at 7:30 am, so you can drop your shoes on your way to work and pick them up when you head home.

5. Tip Top Shoes

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173 West Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 664-9320
This West Portal jack-of-all-trades can fix your shoes and your … vacuum cleaner? When your Delmans take priority over your Dirt Devil, you can count on this shop to replace worn linings, taps, and everything in between.

1. Haight Street Shoe Repair

1614 Haight, San Francisco, CA 94117
The friendly duo behind this no-frills shop can repair almost anything you throw at them. From boots to bags to belts, they know their way around leather goods. Just be warned: they only accept cash and prefer to be paid up front.
1614 Haight
San Francisco, CA 94117

2. Sunset Shoe Repair

621 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
Zippers replaced? Check. Soles renewed? Check. From Marc Jacobs to Marni, this shop has seen everything on the modernist spectrum. Plus, if you join the Heel Club -- and reheel seven pairs of shoes -- the eighth repair will be free.
621 Irving St
San Francisco, CA 94122

3. frank's shoe repair

1619 polk st, San Francisco, CA
More than just a shoe repair, Frank’s is a full-service leather shop that had been serving San Francisco for more than 75 years. With a generous 8:30-to-7 work schedule and a credit-card friendly attitude, it’s no wonder this place has become a neighborhood favorite.
1619 polk st
San Francisco, CA

4. Galletti Shoe Repair

22 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
This is where the well-heeled bring their heels for a little pick-me-up. Galletti’s can add a red rubber sole to your red Louboutin sole to give you extra traction on steep hills or slick office floors. Best of all, they open at 7:30 am, so you can drop your shoes on your way to work and pick them up when you head home.
22 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111

5. Tip Top Shoes

173 West Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127
This West Portal jack-of-all-trades can fix your shoes and your … vacuum cleaner? When your Delmans take priority over your Dirt Devil, you can count on this shop to replace worn linings, taps, and everything in between.
173 West Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127