Cats Paw soles, heels and boot repair

Discussion in 'Related Gear' started by stanier, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. stanier

    stanier Active Member

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    Does anyone know of a boot repair service in the UK that can repair to a high standard using Cats Paw white dot sole and heel units?

    Even if I have to source the replacement parts?

    I’ve found places in the US and Japan but after sending to them and shipping back plus customs etc it feels easier and cheaper to just buy new boots so I’ve ended up with a small number of pairs of boots that just need repairing to be as good as new.

    Cheers all and happy Christmas!
     
  2. gav

    gav Member

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    I have a pair of shell cordovan Alden’s with this chap right now: http://www.felixjouanneau.com/
    Not much info on his site but I am pretty hopeful. I visited his workshop in east London and he makes bespoke custom boots as well as repairs.
    Custom lasts, Hand welting etc, dr sole and Vibram soles. If you can find cats paws, he will be able to do them justice I’m sure.
    I’ll update when my Alden resole/ rebuild is done.
     
  3. stanier

    stanier Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply Gav!

    Yes please let us know how you get on.

    Cheers
     
  4. gav

    gav Member

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    I’m picking my Alden cigar shell Indy boots up on Tuesday. These were rewelted and resoled.

    The original Alden welt was pretty sloppy if I’m honest so I was keen to get them done better when the time for resole came.

    Felix hand welted them so that should be a great improvement. I also asked for a thin rubber half sole and heel for a bit of longevity over leather.

    Looks promising.
     

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