As winter approaches, Govanhill-based The Cobbler is advising southsiders to equip themselves properly for the rainy season ahead by taking steps now to save money and renew their old, worn or unwearable footwear at a fraction of the cost of buying new.
Experienced independent cobbler Gerard Fleming has recorded a significant upturn in trade over recent weeks from forward-thinking southsiders making sure that their boots are made for walkin’ this winter.
Mr Fleming said: ‘As we move into the autumn and winter, now is the time to save yourself a small fortune by taking steps to get your boots and shoes repaired rather than splashing out on a new pair of footwear for winter – particularly as the economic forecast is decidedly chilly this winter with everyone set to feel the pinch in their pockets from the government’s spending cuts.
“If the evidence of recent weeks is anything to go by, then this winter could be a bumper season for cobblers as more and more customers are making tracks to get their footwear repaired rather than pay the price for expensive new shoes and boots, many of which are manufactured cheaply abroad and can sometimes be of questionable quality.”
Amongst the various lady shoes repairs available from The Cobbler are: stiletto heels; toe tips; heel tips and straps and buckles. Gents shoe repairs include: rubber heels; steel tips; commando heels and stick on soles – all available at extremely competitive prices.
Hard shoe specialist cobbler Mr Fleming can also repair or modify Irish Dancing Shoes for local, UK or overseas customers.
The Cobbler’s workshop is based at 128 Calder Street, Govanhill, Glasgow. Tel 0141 424 3461 http://irish-dance-shoes.co.uk/
For further information please contact Gerard Fleming on tel 0141 424 3461
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Date 6th October 10