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Old 11-07-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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Does anyone have recommendations? I've searched the forum and don't see any.

A Northwest Austin location would be great, but I'm willing to drive to save my favorite pair of boots
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Lago Vista, TX
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Austin Shoe Hospital. they are all over. One off of 183 in cedar park.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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Austin Shoe Hospital. they are all over. One off of 183 in cedar park.
+1, we use the one on burnet.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Austin Shoe Hospital. they are all over. One off of 183 in cedar park.
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+1, we use the one on burnet.
Sounds like it's hit or miss with ASH. I've read some pretty horrible reviews on line. It seems that most 'shoe repair' places nowadays are just franchise units with minimal craftsmanship behind the counter. This started years ago when we were in Atlanta and went to a few 'shoe repair' places that could do little more than tack on some rubber taps or reglue a seam. Not a leather worker in the bunch. Not saying ASH is the same, but some of the Yelp reviews make it sound that way.

I've also read good and bad about some 'Saddlery' place that moved from in town to farther out ?Burnet?. Not sure if they could help.

If you don't find something locally--soon, I'll chase down my cowboy B-I-L in Lampasas and ask who he has used over the past 25 years. I know his favorite boot store is in San Saba...bit too far north, I reckon.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for your responses, I hadn't heard of the shoe hospital. Anyone have a local mom and pop place?
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Well, here's the place I was thinking of...have had no experience with them and can't find a current review on line...
Capitol Saddlery - Austin, TX

Not a heck of a lot of information on their site, either.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:01 PM
 
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Well, here's the place I was thinking of...have had no experience with them and can't find a current review on line...
Capitol Saddlery - Austin, TX

Not a heck of a lot of information on their site, either.
Capital Saddlery is AWESOME! They used to be bet. UT and the Capitol on Lavaca. Will make your boots beautiful!

Austin Shoe Repair blows, IMO.

Shoe repair is an art, truly.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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+1, we use the one on burnet.
we do too and have always been happy with them. We've used them for about 30 years now.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Jollyville, TX
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I've had good experience with ASH on Burnet as well. Besides shoe repair, they put a new zipper in my husband's favorite leather jacket. They've been in business since 1906!
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:04 AM
 
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Sounds like it's hit or miss with ASH. I've read some pretty horrible reviews on line. It seems that most 'shoe repair' places nowadays are just franchise units with minimal craftsmanship behind the counter. This started years ago when we were in Atlanta and went to a few 'shoe repair' places that could do little more than tack on some rubber taps or reglue a seam. Not a leather worker in the bunch. Not saying ASH is the same, but some of the Yelp reviews make it sound that way.

I\
yelp reviews were negative about
1) phone manners /customer service
2) prices?

Only saw one about the quality of the work. But one lady gave them a 1* because they wouldnt tell her over the phone if they could clean her silk shoes.
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