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Re: Bob's Shoe Repair: nicest man in shoe biz
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+1 very nice guy; always take any projects to his shop...

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my shoe always go there! he has even fixed a heel for me on my way out to the city while I waited

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This is a shrine of craftsmanship, care, service, and integrity. I can't count how many times Jimmy's skill and inspired improvisation have resurrected a pair of seemingly doomed shoes for $10. I can't praise him enough.

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MikeyTBC, thanks for the report. Do you mind sharing details on the type of work done and how much you paid? I am also looking to have some work done on a couple of nice pairs of shoes.


I had a new pair of Grensons Topy'd. That was $28
They did pretty close to a perfect job.

I had an old pair of Kenneth Cole ankle boots resoled with commando soles. These are about 12 years old and had cracks all the way through the sole of both shoes. I was going to throw them out but decided to give them a shot for winter use. (They came back looking brand new)

I also had some stitching repaired on the shoulder of a leather coat. It came back looking new.

Price for those two jobs together was $45 I think.

As a result, I won't use anyone else downtown for anything other than an easy heel replacement or to put taps on. Giovanni's is getting all of my other business.

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I highly recommend Peter's on Bergen..I had a pair of italien boots polished (the tips were wearing off), an elastic replaced on a pair of shoes, a pair of shoes polished/repaired whose weaving was falling out and a pair of shoes whose bottom heels replaced...all for $36! I love the old school places with character and people with real skills...for me this was the place.

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MikeyTBC, thanks for the report. Do you mind sharing details on the type of work done and how much you paid? I am also looking to have some work done on a couple of nice pairs of shoes.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I ended up getting a few things done at Giovanni D'Italia in Newport. Fast service and quality work. They're now my go to for shoe, leather and luggage work.

http://www.giovannishoerepair.com/

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giovanni is a great place, and i recommend it. they are fast and do a really good job

i would not recommend the place by the pedestrian bridge in the mall. the experience there was far from pleasant .... i had to take back the same shoe several times before they were able to glue the sole correctly.

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I am not sure if this is the same place you tried in Harborside Financial Center, but I have tried Chang's on various occasions and they have done very good work, with very quick turnaround, and good prices too!

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When I first read the thread title, I thought you were asking for recommendations on where to find good cobbler (the dessert) and was hoping to find some in JC.

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Try Giovanni D'Italia there are 2 stores one in Hoboken and one in Downtown Jersey City at Exchange Place.

http://www.giovannishoerepair.com/

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I can recommend Mohammed at Bob's Shoe Repair beside the old Borinquen store between Columbus and Newark on Jersey. He takes great care with his repairs, and is sensitive to your individual needs. Also -- very good prices.

Good luck.

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Does anyone know of a very good cobbler in JC or Hoboken? I've used the guy in Harborside, the guy on Jersey next to the old hardware store and also the guy on Grove st by the Little Sandwich shop.

All do decent work but I'm looking for more of an artisan to work on some expensive shoes. I would like to keep my $$$ here in JC and not have to go into the City.

I would love to know if we have someone local up to par with b.nelson in NYC

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thanks all!

I'll be taking my shoes to Bob's on Jersey. (The place by the school is a bit too far of a walk.)

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Peter's on Bergen across from Hudson Catholic.
Hope you don't mind a helpful correction. Peter's is on the west side of Bergen, a few steps north of Glenwood, directly across from St. Aedans RC Church. The Hudson Catholic High School you refer to takes up most of the next block south of St. Aedens.

If you taking public trans, coming from downtown there are two buses from Grove Street (Mont. / West Side and the Newport Mall) that stop a block away at Montgomery and Bergen. Also, the #80 from Grove or #87 from Hoboken, stop a few feet south of their door.

Closed Mondays. They charge $35 to make my $120 shoes look and feel new for 3 or 4 cycles.

If you are lucky, you'll get there on a day when the wife is handing out freshly baked cookies or Greek bread. They've been in biz about 50 years and their 6-days a week labors supported educating their son. He is now an Orthopedic Surgeon at Johns Hopkins. They are the American Dream in vivo.


They are great people. Thanks for the correction. It's right there by the Old Bergen Reformed Church. I stumble by it on my way to the train after dropping the kids off at Primary Prep.

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Peter's on Bergen across from Hudson Catholic.
Hope you don't mind a helpful correction. Peter's is on the west side of Bergen, a few steps north of Glenwood, directly across from St. Aedans RC Church. The Hudson Catholic High School you refer to takes up most of the next block south of St. Aedens.

If you taking public trans, coming from downtown there are two buses from Grove Street (Mont. / West Side and the Newport Mall) that stop a block away at Montgomery and Bergen. Also, the #80 from Grove or #87 from Hoboken, stop a few feet south of their door.

Closed Mondays. They charge $35 to make my $120 shoes look and feel new for 3 or 4 cycles.

If you are lucky, you'll get there on a day when the wife is handing out freshly baked cookies or Greek bread. They've been in biz about 50 years and their 6-days a week labors supported educating their son. He is now an Orthopedic Surgeon at Johns Hopkins. They are the American Dream in vivo.

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The place on Groove near the PAth train is very good. My wife had a pair of boots re-soled on the bottom and a new zipper installed. The boots look brand new now.

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I second Bob's on Jersey Ave. It's a tiny place, but he does a fast, excellent job. I go there all the time.

I went to the one on Grove once and wasn't impressed with the results.

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i've use Bobs on jersey ave near newark..small lil place but i they have done a great job and for very cheap....i have my Charles David high heels soles redone ...did a good job and they are right here in JC!Quote:

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my wife has some nice boots like costume national and frye and she swears by this guy on wall street named mina.

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Peter's on Bergen across from Hudson Catholic. They are cheap and very, very good. I just had zippers and soles/heels put on my jump boots. $65. That's cheaper than a new pair.

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I need to replace some boot zippers. can anyone recommend a cobbler? there's a guy on grove, right, and someone at exchange place. thoughts?

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