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The price of a new pair aside - £28 for a pair of stick on soles and heels?

 

That is way too much to be charging for such a basic job. Now, if it had been a resin sole with heels, (which I'm assuming it should have been, as he mentioned he had a hole in one of the shoes) that wouldn't be so bad.

 

Rick.

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The price of a new pair aside - £28 for a pair of stick on soles and heels?

 

That is way too much to be charging for such a basic job. Now, if it had been a resin sole with heels, (which I'm assuming it should have been, as he mentioned he had a hole in one of the shoes) that wouldn't be so bad.

 

Rick.

i wouldnt put a stick on sole on a shoe with a hole in it

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Thought you might like to see this post from Mark Jenkins from the C4 programme The Hotel.

 

This is a member of the publics opinion of our trade, our response is to call him names and insult him.

Why are we surprised of the decline in shoe repairs?

Will we never learn?

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an uniformed opinion broadcast to millions about a trade he knows tap all about in order to boost ratings- and these comments are on an closed forum - so tell me flash what is there to learn?

 

It's difficult to see very much from the picture, but by what I can tell he had a scruffy pair of shoes with a hole in the sole, now he has a scruffy pair of shoes without a hole in the sole, £28 for the privilege, not good value for money. Maybe this is why the vast majority of the public never visit a shoe repairerer. I personally would not pay that kind of money

for that repair. £2 worth of materials, ten minutes work, welcome to ripoff britain? 

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It takes me longer than ten minutes for a stick on sole and heel. By the time the adhesive has completely off then reactivated, attached and left to cool completely before it is smoothed off. Add in ink drying time then waxing and polishing the edges then polishing the uppers. I couldn't do it in ten minutes and I also won't do stick on soles while you wait. I would graft a piece over a hole in the sole then stick on sole over the top. Have done this on many occasions and never had any fail during wear.

Only my opinion.

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if your talking about actual spent handling said shoes for stick on sole and heel being 10 minutes then yes you may be right however if your saying that a customer hands you the shoes and ten minutes later you hand them back then no I do not agree at all  ,all glues have an open time of 5 minutes minimum , there is no way your are going to scour both shoes and they soles and heels apply glue trim finish ink and polish in the remaining 5 minutes  

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