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Every shoe is different. Get a quick quote by emailing us some pictures. We will respond back within 24 hours or the next business day.

YOU PAY PRICE QUOTED + SHIPPING. THAT’S IT

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Text/email or call us
to tell us about your shoes.
We will give you an estimate.
After we receive your shoes, your cobblers will assess your shoes.
If any other repairs are need, we will contact you to discuss them.
*Prices does not included shipping

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Fill out a couple of simple pieces of information, and you’ll be on your way. You will be able to print your shipping label in minutes.
*Make sure you write down the tracking number or you can email yourself the .PDF and then print it. That way you will have a copy.

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Mail

*Use the SMALLEST box possible to mail your shoes.

*Reusing a box is acceptable if all markings are removed or covered.

*Put them in your mailbox or you can schedule a pick-up online or

*You can call USPS (Call 1-800-ASK-USPS® (800-275-8777) 

  • After your shoe repair is completed, we will email you an invoice for payment. *Please note the quoted prices does not included shipping.
  • You will receive an email confirmation that will include tracking when your shoes are on their way back to you.
  • Please check our hours of operation on our contact page for any holiday closings that may affect the turnaround time on your shoes.
Terms & Conditions
  1. When using our services, you are agreeing to allow us to decide on the best repair solutions for your item(s). With years of repair experience, be assured that your item(s) will be repaired in the most cost effective and aesthetically pleasing manner possible.
  2. Do not include any accessories, such as shoe boxes, dust bags, shoe trees, etc. as we cannot store these items during the repair process, and they will be discarded.
  3. Until we have received your items and assessed them in person, the charges listed above are only a quote. If there are any modifications in pricing or repairs needed to your order we will contact you promptly. To prevent our mails from going to SPAM, please add lilburnshoe@gmail.com to your address book as we may contact you via email about your order. If you decide against proceeding with the repairs you will be responsible for the shipping cost.
  4. We can not be responsible for lost or stolen packages. There is no insurance included with the free shipping label.

 

Footwear Fashion & Quality Shoes

 Most people look at buying footwear as decision about fashion but is also a decision that will affects your comfort and health both in the short term and over a period of years. Quality shoes gives your feet the support they need. This decision will make a world of difference in your everyday life and your quality of life in the future.

When spending more money on high quality shoes you should consider that it could save your wallet in the long run when you buy shoes that are repairable. Not to mention that it could save your feet. Repairable shoes are a renewable resource that eases the burden on your bank account. It can even ease the burden on the environment by staying in service for years instead of going to the landfill.

There are three things to consider when choosing quality footwear. The materials the shoe is made from, how it is constructed and if that shoe fits you properly.

The Materials

If you look for quality materials this will translate into comfort and durability for you. You should always look for uppers that are made of leather or some other natural material. This is because leather allows your feet to breathe and your sweat to escape.

Vinyl and other synthetics materials will trap heat and moisture, making your feet hot and the trapped moisture makes an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. Linings, insoles and fillers should be made of natural materials as well.

Soles can be leather or composition rubber. Leather allows the shoes to breathe, but rubber is longer wearing material and will increase the slip resistance of the shoe.

The Construction

Two important elements to look for in the construction of shoe are a steel shank and a hard heel counter. The shank supports the arches so your feet can stand up to their workload.

The counter is a stiff piece of material at the heel of a shoe positioned between the lining and upper that helps maintain the shape of the shoe. The counter also helps strengthen the rear of the shoe. Women’s fashion is very hard on their feet. A flat shoe with rounded toes is all ways going to better than high heels but the higher quality the better off you are going to be.

Getting the Proper Fit

Shoes that don’t fit can cause a variety of problems from blisters, corns and calluses to bunions and hammer toes. Higher quality shoes will come in not only difference sizes but different widths as well. Some brands come in medium widths only. This can cause problems for people with narrow feet because they will buy a shorter shoe to keep them on their heels.

When you take a step, your foot spreads out and elongates by 1/3 of an inch. That is a full shoe size. If your shoes are fit short, your toes have nowhere to go when you walk and you end up with hammer toes and bunions.

People who have wide feet buy medium width shoes extra-long in order to fit their feet. When this happens, the shank, designed to be under the arch of the foot, is actually under the ball.

When you are trying on shoes, make sure you allow 3/8 to 1/2 inch of free space in the toe area. Also check that he widest part of your foot sits in the wide part of the shoe. You should try on shoes at the end of the day when your feet are the largest and, if you are like most people who have one foot slightly larger than the other, fit your larger foot.

How to Fit Your Shoes

The first thing you should realize is that shoe sizes are not uniform because each shoe manufacturer can make their own standards of shoe sizing on their lasts. So, you may wear a size 8 in one brand by a 9 in another brand, so you shouldn’t get hung up on sized.

A last is a model that is the measurements and shape of a foot. The most common are made out of Hardwoods, but they are also made out of various other materials like cast iron and high-density plastics.

Each full shoe size differs from the size below and above by only 1/3” with a difference of 1/4” in the girth measurement. The thing to know is that a last is designed to fit feet of the same shape.

Learning to fit your shoes really becomes an art. Add all this to the fact that the size of the foot varies at different times of the day and under differing activities and environmental conditions.

You should always shop in the afternoon when your feet have already expanded.

The shoe you are trying on may fit well when you are seated but when you stand your foot changes length and shape. Also, the shoe will not fit the same when you are standing if place as it will when you are walking or running.

Being able to get the perfect fit is at best hit and miss. Next time you go shopping there are some questions you need to ask yourself to help reduce the number of misfits and improve your shoe shopping outcome. Before you shop you should know.

What is the style you’re looking for?

How is the shoe going to be used?

Are you going to be using an orthosis in the shoe?

When you get to the store and find the pair you like. You should start by putting them on and standing up as you walk ask yourself; Do I feel stable? Are these shoes giving me support? You should be looking to see if there are any wrinkles or if your foot is pushing the upper out over the sole of the shoe.

Dress shoes for men should have at least a half an inch between the longest toe and the leather of the shoe. A simple finger test can tell you if you need to go up or down a size. The best thing I have found is to spend some time in the shoe.

Your toes should have enough wiggle room in closed toed shoes and for High heels the toes should be lying flat next to each other. They should not be squashed uncomfortable together.

I will usually put a pair on and walk up and down the aisle, flexing my foot often. I will then leave them on as I look at other shoes that I would like to try on as well. You should not be afraid of spending some time in the wearing the shoes in the fitting area. If you are about to spend money on them, they should be comfortable as well as looking good.

If you have a favorite pair of shoes take note of the manufacturer. Last are expensive to produce because the initial design is time consuming and if made poorly can produce disastrous fitting challenges. For this reason, most manufacturer will reuse their last season after season, so you can try contacting them to as see what style shoe they have that is made with the same last they use to make your favorite pair. If you need an internal or external shoe lift, or custom orthotics. 

 
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We Provide Premium Craftsmanship for all your shoe modification needs.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Starting the day, we receive your shoes; most cases take about week to have them ready to ship back to you. *Please check our hour of operation for any holiday closings that may affect the turnaround time on your shoes.

No, you do not. You simply need to know how high of a heel lift or shoe lift you require.

We are accredited by The American Board for Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics. They did an external, independent review of our organization against nationally accepted standards and its own policies, procedures, processes and outcomes.

We always recommend seeing a medical professional to get the correct amount that is going to work best for you. A doctor or chiropractor can measure your leg length difference, or you can use blocks of known height to even out the pelvis. This method will give you your functional leg length measurement but could be different to your actual leg length difference. You can check out our Blog post about it or if you are in the area please stop by and we can measure for you.

Yes, we can remove and restore the shoe to close to original condition

 A Pedorthist is the to title of a professional who has specialized training to modify footwear and employ supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs.

Your credit card will be charged only after your shoe to build up has arrived at our shoe lift facility and your order has been evaluated and any pricing adjustments approved by you.

Our Pedorthist have so much experience that it is very rare we get a shoe we can’t add a heel lift or an external shoe lift too. You can email a picture of the shoe and we can let you know if it’s a good chose or not.

Yes, we do a lot of external shoe lift or heel lifts less that 1/4″. Mostly on sandals or flip flops.

In most cases we try to match the existing color of the sole. Adding color incorporates into the lift colors matching the upper or part of the upper. (See picture gallery). This works well on athletic shoes and dress shoes. This is used more in higher lifts to minimize the appearance of the lift itself. This is more effective in light colored soles, as the lighter colors tend to be more noticeable. Black and darker colors are less noticeable and in most cases don’t require color but can be more attractive if the color matches part of the shoe.

Our craftsman is a Certified Pedorthist with over 30 years’ experience as a shoe repairman as well. A Pedorthist is the title of a professional who has specialized training to modify footwear and employ supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs.

No, unfortunately shoe lifts are not a reimbursable expense from insurance companies.

No, we offer free shipping on all of our services accept shoe repair.

Yes, but you would be responsible for shipping.