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Jim's Shoe Repair, the family-owned cobbling shop that recently won a battle against Duane Reade to keep its 74-year-old midtown home, is about to take on another weighty task—but this one only helps their business. April 9th marks the launch of Cobbler Concierge, a website and app that does for shoe repair what services like Flycleaners do for dry cleaning, and the new company has tapped Jim's to help out.
The process is fairly simple: You request a service and receive packaging to ship off your battered shoes to Cobbler Concierge's 4,000-square-foot facility in Queens, and the guys behind Jim's work their magic on your worn soles and broken heels before sending them back to your home or office like new.
Pricing follows a basic structure, too, and might come with a bit of sticker shock, too. Sending in a single pair of men's shoes for service will cost you
$135 $80, while women's shoes are $85 $40. But considering that this is the spot to which a lot of New York women trust their Louboutins, that price tag comes with the assurance that any pair of shoes can be saved. Plus, if you head to their site now, you can score 10% off your first order.
Update: The company has lowered the prices of per-pair repair, and the new prices are reflected above. Free ground shipping is also available in the continental United States.