Minas Shoe Repair

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I've been going to Minas for years and they've worked on all types of my shoes-from boots-heels-flats- to sandals, and they always look like brand new after visiting Minas.

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I've been going to Minas for years and they've worked on all types of my shoes-from boots-heels-flats- to sandals, and they always look like brand new after visiting Minas.

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had a few pairs repaired at Minas. The man knows his trade! They were as good as new and stronger than ever. I already recommended Minas to my girlfriends, now I'm passing it on to the rest of the world :)

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had a few pairs repaired at Minas. The man knows his trade! They were as good as new and stronger than ever. I already recommended Minas to my girlfriends, now I'm passing it on to the rest of the world :)

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I was heartbroken when the heel broke on my favorite pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes. I live in Miami and searched all over the city, finally taking them to someone here who told me that this particular heel was no longer available but they would substitute a similar one. When I picked them up, I wanted to cry. Not only was the heel lower, fatter and incredibly heavy, but the patent leather was glued on the heel wrinkled. The rest of the patent leather on the shoe had been dulled by whatever they had done to it in the process of replacing the heels. It was every shoe lover's nightmare. I resigned myself to wearing them with very long pants.

Recently when the heel on another favorite pair of Manolos broke, I knew I'd have to look outside of Florida for someone to fix them. I figured that one can find anything in NYC so I did an internet search and came up with Minas Shoe Repair.

I called and Minas answered. He was so gracious and said that he would gladly receive my shoes to be repaired. So I boxed up both pairs - the newly broken ones and the butchered ones - and shipped them off to Minas. He called a few days later and explained so nicely what needed to be done. He assured me that he could restore them. I felt that they were in good hands.

About two weeks later, I received them back. Based on the reviews I'd read, I was expecting great work. However, the shoes I received exceeded my wildest expectations. They are perfect. In fact, they shine as if they were brand new. The ones that had been ruined by the shoe repair here looked like I just brought them home from Barneys. They had the original heels, the ones that the person here told me were no longer available. Only another shoe lover can understand what this meant to me.

I cannot say enough good things about Minas. I will forever more be shipping my high end shoes to him. He is a miracle worker. I hope he keeps working for a very long time.

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I was heartbroken when the heel broke on my favorite pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes. I live in Miami and searched all over the city, finally taking them to someone here who told me that this particular heel was no longer available but they would substitute a similar one. When I picked them up, I wanted to cry. Not only was the heel lower, fatter and incredibly heavy, but the patent leather was glued on the heel wrinkled. The rest of the patent leather on the shoe had been dulled by whatever they had done to it in the process of replacing the heels. It was every shoe lover's nightmare. I resigned myself to wearing them with very long pants.

Recently when the heel on another favorite pair of Manolos broke, I knew I'd have to look outside of Florida for someone to fix them. I figured that one can find anything in NYC so I did an internet search and came up with Minas Shoe Repair.

I called and Minas answered. He was so gracious and said that he would gladly receive my shoes to be repaired. So I boxed up both pairs - the newly broken ones and the butchered ones - and shipped them off to Minas. He called a few days later and explained so nicely what needed to be done. He assured me that he could restore them. I felt that they were in good hands.

About two weeks later, I received them back. Based on the reviews I'd read, I was expecting great work. However, the shoes I received exceeded my wildest expectations. They are perfect. In fact, they shine as if they were brand new. The ones that had been ruined by the shoe repair here looked like I just brought them home from Barneys. They had the original heels, the ones that the person here told me were no longer available. Only another shoe lover can understand what this meant to me.

I cannot say enough good things about Minas. I will forever more be shipping my high end shoes to him. He is a miracle worker. I hope he keeps working for a very long time.

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Situation: Two Dolce and Gabbana heals that had both broken. I had been to many shoe repair places but to no avail. No ONE WOULD TOUCH THEM. They told me that they were unrepairable. I just couldn't believe it and as much as I paid for them, I wasn't taking "no" for an answer. So I scoured the internet looking for someone who would tell me "yes, I can fix them!"

Solution: Mina.

Result: They were returned, repaired and they are beautiful. I am ECSTATIC!

If you have any designer shoes to be repaired - send them to Mina. Not only did he fix my shoes - he was exceptionally easy to work with and talk to! Highly, Highly recommended!

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Situation: Two Dolce and Gabbana heals that had both broken. I had been to many shoe repair places but to no avail. No ONE WOULD TOUCH THEM. They told me that they were unrepairable. I just couldn't believe it and as much as I paid for them, I wasn't taking "no" for an answer. So I scoured the internet looking for someone who would tell me "yes, I can fix them!"

Solution: Mina.

Result: They were returned, repaired and they are beautiful. I am ECSTATIC!

If you have any designer shoes to be repaired - send them to Mina. Not only did he fix my shoes - he was exceptionally easy to work with and talk to! Highly, Highly recommended!

Pros: Best Repair of Top Designer's Shoes

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I had gotten some stains on one of my Marc Jacobs bags. I had no idea where to go and someone recommended Minas. Although it took about 2 weeks, they completely cleaned and recolored the whole bag to look like new! He actually hand painted/brushed on the color. I am so impressed with the way the bag looks. You can't even tell where it was stained!
I'll be bringing my shoes to him next!

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★★★★★

I had gotten some stains on one of my Marc Jacobs bags. I had no idea where to go and someone recommended Minas. Although it took about 2 weeks, they completely cleaned and recolored the whole bag to look like new! He actually hand painted/brushed on the color. I am so impressed with the way the bag looks. You can't even tell where it was stained!
I'll be bringing my shoes to him next!

Pros: Excellent, high-quality work

Cons: Wish they were open until 7!

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Minas & all of his staff really know how to deal with all kind of shoes!! I brought a couple of my dance shoes last week to them for the very first time. The ankle straps of my shoes are way too long, need to be cut & re-stiches because my ankles are way to small. It took them only about 10 minutes to make them perfect!
My sister who came along w/ me was complaining to Minas how NY's cobblestones street has torn the leather from the front part of her shoes. While his staff working on my shoes, Minas took hers and fix it for free!
Really friendly people and good to talk to.

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★★★★★

Minas & all of his staff really know how to deal with all kind of shoes!! I brought a couple of my dance shoes last week to them for the very first time. The ankle straps of my shoes are way too long, need to be cut & re-stiches because my ankles are way to small. It took them only about 10 minutes to make them perfect!
My sister who came along w/ me was complaining to Minas how NY's cobblestones street has torn the leather from the front part of her shoes. While his staff working on my shoes, Minas took hers and fix it for free!
Really friendly people and good to talk to.

Pros: Fast, professional & friendly

Cons: As far of their works....nothing!!!

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Not to be punny, but Minas has a real soul for the business. Sure, he's an expert cobbler. But he's a pro with people, as well as shoes. He's also now open Saturdays 10a-4p.

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Not to be punny, but Minas has a real soul for the business. Sure, he's an expert cobbler. But he's a pro with people, as well as shoes. He's also now open Saturdays 10a-4p.

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He's a real professional cobbler with a talented staff of workers. And he's one of the nicest men you will ever meet. What's not to like? So if you live in FiDi head for Mina's shop for superior shoe repair. If you don't live downtown, it's worth the trip to save your soul, pun intended.

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He's a real professional cobbler with a talented staff of workers. And he's one of the nicest men you will ever meet. What's not to like? So if you live in FiDi head for Mina's shop for superior shoe repair. If you don't live downtown, it's worth the trip to save your soul, pun intended.

Pros: Expert service, terrific folks, near all subways

Cons: None that I can see

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I found a pair of Jimmy Choo knee highs that were too narrow at the instep (my left heel was sticking out a little bit) and too small at the shaft (the zippers only went mid-calf), but too beautiful to pass. I wouldn't have trusted them to just any cobbler, so I found Minas through this page. The old gentleman was very friendly and helpful. He took my measurements and I paid $100 for the stretching. They fitted perfectly when I tried them on one week later! Before I left, he also have them shined carefully. I was very, very happy.

I happened to have another old pair of tall boots that I used to squeeze in but can no longer do it after a baby. So I went to a cobbler near my office. Charged only $20 for the stretching. I already went back twice and still could not fit them in. Well, they were old. Just let him experiment.

Minas is not cheap, but for the pairs you really love, they are definitely worth it.

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I found a pair of Jimmy Choo knee highs that were too narrow at the instep (my left heel was sticking out a little bit) and too small at the shaft (the zippers only went mid-calf), but too beautiful to pass. I wouldn't have trusted them to just any cobbler, so I found Minas through this page. The old gentleman was very friendly and helpful. He took my measurements and I paid $100 for the stretching. They fitted perfectly when I tried them on one week later! Before I left, he also have them shined carefully. I was very, very happy.

I happened to have another old pair of tall boots that I used to squeeze in but can no longer do it after a baby. So I went to a cobbler near my office. Charged only $20 for the stretching. I already went back twice and still could not fit them in. Well, they were old. Just let him experiment.

Minas is not cheap, but for the pairs you really love, they are definitely worth it.

Pros: Got premium designer shoes? You can trust them to Minas.

Cons: Pricy for just regular repair job.

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I love Minas (not Mina's) Shoe Repair so much that I created an account on Cityserach just to be able to sing their prasies. They do fantastic work, are quick and inexpensive. Other cobblers charge so much that you may as well buy a new pair of shoes. At Minas Shoe Repair, I can get a pair fixed for $10.

You walk in and see a photo over the counter of a young cobbler in Greece. You look up and an old, white-haired man hobbles out. That's a lot of experience! Even though I no longer work in the financial district, it's worth traveling there for shoe errands.

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I love Minas (not Mina's) Shoe Repair so much that I created an account on Cityserach just to be able to sing their prasies. They do fantastic work, are quick and inexpensive. Other cobblers charge so much that you may as well buy a new pair of shoes. At Minas Shoe Repair, I can get a pair fixed for $10.

You walk in and see a photo over the counter of a young cobbler in Greece. You look up and an old, white-haired man hobbles out. That's a lot of experience! Even though I no longer work in the financial district, it's worth traveling there for shoe errands.

Pros: excellent craftsmanship, inexpensive, fast turn-around, friendly family business

Cons: They close at 6pm

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I worked in Lower Manhattan for 6 years and now work in Midtown - I did not know how great Mina's was till I got lazy and tried other cobblers closer to my new place of work. They do not even come close, in terms of attention to detail and quality of work. Mina's put Vibram soles (for traction) on my dress shoes but instead of simply slapping them on like other cobblers would, they trimmed down the original sole so that with the new soles, the profile of the shoe would be exactly the same as before. Other cobblers often don't even bother and you end up with clunky and thick shoes that can ruin an expensive look.

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I worked in Lower Manhattan for 6 years and now work in Midtown - I did not know how great Mina's was till I got lazy and tried other cobblers closer to my new place of work. They do not even come close, in terms of attention to detail and quality of work. Mina's put Vibram soles (for traction) on my dress shoes but instead of simply slapping them on like other cobblers would, they trimmed down the original sole so that with the new soles, the profile of the shoe would be exactly the same as before. Other cobblers often don't even bother and you end up with clunky and thick shoes that can ruin an expensive look.

Pros: expertise, workmanship, attention to detail

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Minas Shoe Repair is one of the best things that came to Manhattan. Located in the heart of the Financial District, Minas knows shoes from the Executive perspective. Surrounded by stores like Hermes, Tiffany's, and BMW, Minas knows the style of the discerning gentleman. Having custom designed shoes for some of the world's most scrutinous customers, I found Minas through a recommendation from a friend. I brought him my favored pair of Allen Edmonds shoes that were discontinued. Thinking I had to throw them out, I came to Minas for a second opinion and, like a good doctor, he performed some magic on my shoes that turned my tired, worn, but loved shoes into something you could almost display in a storefront. He is THAT good! He basically completely reconstructed the shoe from scratch, replacing all of the worn, thin leather and completely reconditioning and polishing my shoes to the point where they are as good as new but actually BETTER THAN NEW since they are already broken in and accustomed to my feet. Minas knows the art AND science of cobblery and I feel lucky to have discovered him.

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Minas Shoe Repair is one of the best things that came to Manhattan. Located in the heart of the Financial District, Minas knows shoes from the Executive perspective. Surrounded by stores like Hermes, Tiffany's, and BMW, Minas knows the style of the discerning gentleman. Having custom designed shoes for some of the world's most scrutinous customers, I found Minas through a recommendation from a friend. I brought him my favored pair of Allen Edmonds shoes that were discontinued. Thinking I had to throw them out, I came to Minas for a second opinion and, like a good doctor, he performed some magic on my shoes that turned my tired, worn, but loved shoes into something you could almost display in a storefront. He is THAT good! He basically completely reconstructed the shoe from scratch, replacing all of the worn, thin leather and completely reconditioning and polishing my shoes to the point where they are as good as new but actually BETTER THAN NEW since they are already broken in and accustomed to my feet. Minas knows the art AND science of cobblery and I feel lucky to have discovered him.

Pros: Knows Shoes Inside and Out!

Cons: Financial District May Be a Trek for Some, But It's Worth The Trip!!

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Walking down the streets of New York City can be rough on your stillettos. With the golden touch of Minas shoe repair , when I break a heel, or have a broken strap on my shoe/sandals; I am able to have my shoes repaired and ready to take back on the streets of New York.

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Walking down the streets of New York City can be rough on your stillettos. With the golden touch of Minas shoe repair , when I break a heel, or have a broken strap on my shoe/sandals; I am able to have my shoes repaired and ready to take back on the streets of New York.

Pros: service

Cons: none

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I was so happy to learn i can buy high length boots!! I am pleasantly plump and I could never but higher length boots because my calfs were thicker than average but Minas has altered and or stretched boots I have bought according to my measurements. I have also had several shoes repaired here and they have done a fantastic job saving my loved ones! Highly reccomended for any kind of leather repair . Very friendly and this guy knows what he is doing.

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I was so happy to learn i can buy high length boots!! I am pleasantly plump and I could never but higher length boots because my calfs were thicker than average but Minas has altered and or stretched boots I have bought according to my measurements. I have also had several shoes repaired here and they have done a fantastic job saving my loved ones! Highly reccomended for any kind of leather repair . Very friendly and this guy knows what he is doing.

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One could spend a lifetime in search of a cobbler and never find one as good as Mina. For over 50 years he has studied and practiced shoe design, repair, and construction. If you are experiencing a pain in a certain part of your foot when wearing your favorite 4-inch stilettos, he not only can tell you why you are experiencing such pain, but can then reconstruct the shoe in such a way that those stilettos will feel like running sneakers. More importantly, he knows all of the top labels and how each house manufactures their shoes--Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Jimmy Choo---you name it, and he knows it, inside and out. They say that a sailor knows the face of his lover like he knows the open seas; Minas knows shoes like a sailor knows the seas.

Mina has also done a lot of leather repair and restoration for me. In fact, he completely reconditioned my Hermes Birkin bag and redid the gold palladium finishings such that the bag literally looked brand new! I couldn't believe it! Then I took in a Chanel bag that I inherited which was on its last leg and I was thinking of throwing out. He completely redid the signature chain and leather handle and reconditioned the entire bag to the point where I probably could have sold it in a consignment store for like-new condition. I didn't, because I like the bag so much now that I simply can't part with it.

Models come from Europe to have their leather work done by him; Wall Street executives know him by first name, and celebrities and debutantes alike stand better because of Mina's excellence and immense talent.

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One could spend a lifetime in search of a cobbler and never find one as good as Mina. For over 50 years he has studied and practiced shoe design, repair, and construction. If you are experiencing a pain in a certain part of your foot when wearing your favorite 4-inch stilettos, he not only can tell you why you are experiencing such pain, but can then reconstruct the shoe in such a way that those stilettos will feel like running sneakers. More importantly, he knows all of the top labels and how each house manufactures their shoes--Gucci, Prada, Fendi, Jimmy Choo---you name it, and he knows it, inside and out. They say that a sailor knows the face of his lover like he knows the open seas; Minas knows shoes like a sailor knows the seas.

Mina has also done a lot of leather repair and restoration for me. In fact, he completely reconditioned my Hermes Birkin bag and redid the gold palladium finishings such that the bag literally looked brand new! I couldn't believe it! Then I took in a Chanel bag that I inherited which was on its last leg and I was thinking of throwing out. He completely redid the signature chain and leather handle and reconditioned the entire bag to the point where I probably could have sold it in a consignment store for like-new condition. I didn't, because I like the bag so much now that I simply can't part with it.

Models come from Europe to have their leather work done by him; Wall Street executives know him by first name, and celebrities and debutantes alike stand better because of Mina's excellence and immense talent.

Pros: VERY talented; Educated in the field of cobblery; Professional and Friendly

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Minas are experts when it comes to shoe repair. I have taken shoes there which I have had for years which I simply love and they are able to work magic to restore them. I took in a pair of beaded silk espadrilles with hand woven straw rope soles which I purchased on Rodeo Drive. The shoes had since been discontinued, thus I could not simply replace them with a new pair. The silk was ripped on the sides and the soles were in disaray. Minas secured the sides with a snazzy leather strip and added a sole which protected the straw. They look amazing!! Why didn't the original designer think to do this!!!

They are the best!

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Minas are experts when it comes to shoe repair. I have taken shoes there which I have had for years which I simply love and they are able to work magic to restore them. I took in a pair of beaded silk espadrilles with hand woven straw rope soles which I purchased on Rodeo Drive. The shoes had since been discontinued, thus I could not simply replace them with a new pair. The silk was ripped on the sides and the soles were in disaray. Minas secured the sides with a snazzy leather strip and added a sole which protected the straw. They look amazing!! Why didn't the original designer think to do this!!!

They are the best!

Pros: great service, knowledgable about the craft, and offers suggestions on maintenance of your shoes

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#1 shoe repair in NYC!!!! I've lived in NYC for 5 years now, and the years of walking on pavement has taken its toll on my beloved Stuart Weitzmans and Pradas. They have honestly performed magic on my shoes and brought them back to life! Pairs that I thought I would have to throw out have been resoled, recolored to match the hard to match avocado or ballet slipper shades, dents taken out of the point toe tip and now look brand new! The owners and staff are extremely friendly and they charge a fair price! Since I've started going here, I've brought them 10 pairs of shoes! They are the best! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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#1 shoe repair in NYC!!!! I've lived in NYC for 5 years now, and the years of walking on pavement has taken its toll on my beloved Stuart Weitzmans and Pradas. They have honestly performed magic on my shoes and brought them back to life! Pairs that I thought I would have to throw out have been resoled, recolored to match the hard to match avocado or ballet slipper shades, dents taken out of the point toe tip and now look brand new! The owners and staff are extremely friendly and they charge a fair price! Since I've started going here, I've brought them 10 pairs of shoes! They are the best! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Pros: They make your destroyed pair look new!

Cons: none

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This place is the Best!!!! They have replaced several heels on my Louboutins, Manolos and others... It's great because they have the actual heels from these stores so my shoes look like they never broke. And I have to mention that my dog loves eating my shoes and Minas the owner has worked magic!! I highly reccomend this place for any kind of leather repair they really do an outstanding job!

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This place is the Best!!!! They have replaced several heels on my Louboutins, Manolos and others... It's great because they have the actual heels from these stores so my shoes look like they never broke. And I have to mention that my dog loves eating my shoes and Minas the owner has worked magic!! I highly reccomend this place for any kind of leather repair they really do an outstanding job!

Pros: anything is possible

Cons: Custom work may take a little time

 

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