There’s probably nothing as heart-wrenching as seeing your favourite pair of shoes go from a pristine state to one that’s worn, dirtied and tattered — especially if you’d spent good money on them, whether it’s a pair of Louboutins red bottom heels, or a pair of well-loved sneakers that have accompanied you on various travels.
But there’s no reason to mourn your loss when there are experts in Singapore who can clean, shine and repair your shoes till they are as good as new. Below, we’ve rounded up 10 spots to get your beloved pair all spruced up. Trust us, you’re going to want to bookmark this page for future reference.
Specialising in sneakers, Holystic Sneaker Laundry is the go-to place for all you sneakerheads who are looking to shower extra TLC on your limited edition kicks. Standard sneaker cleaning starts at $40 and you add on multiple services including ultraviolet germicide treatment, mud removal and deep insole cleaning. If you’re looking to sell your sneakers, Holystic has a Sneaker Resell Grooming service ($60) to help you get the pair to optimal selling condition. Holystic only uses renowned sneaker care label Jason Markk so you can be rest assured that your sneakers are in good hands.
Holystic Sneaker Laundry is located at #01-K3 Wheelock Place, Singapore 238880.
If your favourite pair of pumps is in dire need of repair and cleaning, but you don’t want to part ways with it forever, consider sending it to Honest Crafters. The brand provides heel and sole repair and replacement as well as cleaning services such as leather polishing and colour restoration. Discovered mould on the suede shoes you haven’t worn in years? Honest Crafters has a service for that too. You can contact it via WhatsApp or Facebook to get a quotation if you’re no time to head to its store.
Honest Crafters is located at #02-08/8A Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103.
Here’s a place perfect for those who are busy conquering the world and have no time to pay a visit to the shoe cleaning shop. Piing solves that issue for you with its pick-up and delivery services. Shoe cleaning services start from $32.90 for sneakers and up to $59 for shoes made with suede, nubuck or leather. You can also opt for add-on services such as hydrophobic coating (i.e. water-resistance) and stain removal for example. PS: It also does laundry and dry-cleaning. Head to their website for more information and pricing.
If you have bags and shoes that are in need of cleaning and restoration, Bag Shoe Cleaning Sanctuary is that one-stop shop to fulfil those needs. Cleaning of footwear, which the brand categorised into boots, athletic pairs and “other” shoes, is priced upwards of $50/35/30 respectively. Colouring on the other hand, starts upwards of $120 for shoes and $150 for boots.
Bag Shoe Cleaning Sanctuary is located at Level 5 (Beside #05-21) Tampines 1, Singapore 529536
While ColorWash is known more for its bag cleaning services, the label actually cleans, colours and treats shoes too. It has two bundle services specifically for footwear. The first involves cleaning and colouring ($172), which involves dry cleaning and disinfecting your pair. The second is cleaning and high-density transparent coating treatment ($86) that protects the shoe from UV, water and stains. ColorWash also has a la carte cleaning services that start from $22.
ColorWash has multiple boutiques located in Alexandra Retail Centre, Mandarin Gallery and One Raffles Place.
With two stores in Central Singapore — Suntec City and Lucky Plaza — Shukey is conveniently located for busy office workers. The established label with more than 25 years of experience has shoe repair services including colour restoration (it has 72 shade options), polishing and stitching. The soles of your shoes are worn thin and need replacing? Don’t worry, Shukey does resoling too. It’s a one-stop shop too: The brand also does bag cleaning and repairing, and offers key services.
Shukey is located at Lucky Plaza #01-91.
Here’s a place for you Westies. Mr Paul is a traditional cobbler (yes, with the pushcart and all) helmed by a husband and wife duo located beside Ma Kuang TCM in Clementi Central Block 477. As with such smaller establishments, Mr Paul’s services are also reasonable priced, with repairs starting in from about $6 for a heel replacement.
Mr Paul Street Cobbler and Shoe Repair is located at Block 447 Clementi Central, Singapore 120447
With more than 20 branches located islandwide, Master Minit is a go-to for those who do not want to travel far to find a cobbler, especially if you need the pair fixed ASAP. Master Minit is able to fix both men and women shoes with services that include heel tip replacement, anti-slip rubber sole and stretching. Master Minit’s website also has educational tips on how to care for your shoes and the materials.
Master Minit has multiple boutiques located at places such as Tanglin Mall and Holland Village. Head to its website for the full listing.
Don’t be fooled by this quaint, unassuming shop tucked inside Far East Plaza in Orchard Road. Leather Works comes highly recommended on Google Reviews with 55 five star reviews. Fans complimented its excellent workmanship, friendly staff and reasonable prices. According to the reviews, Roy, the cobbler, has successfully mended Christian Louboutin heels and Red Wing boots.
Leather Works is located at #03-28A Far East Plaza, Singapore 228213.
As its name suggests, Shoe Clinic has the remedy to your footwear problems. Take a quick glance at its Facebook page and you’ll find that the brand has many different services including sole swapping, leather restoration and insole reconstruction. The brand has even done a shoe repair pop-up collab with Japanese label Muji earlier in April.
Shoe Clinic has two boutiques located at Block 86 #01-596 Redhill Cl, Singapore 150086 and #B1-13 Century Square, Singapore 529509.