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I brought in my husbands fave loafers & asked to have them done in a rush (along with another pair of shoes)I went to pick them up on the day after they were to be ready ( BTW $8 cab ride) & they were NOT READY. They said they needed a few

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I brought in my husbands fave loafers & asked to have them done in a rush (along with another pair of shoes)I went to pick them up on the day after they were to be ready ( BTW $8 cab ride) & they were NOT READY. They said they needed a few

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The team here did a great job on 3 pairs of shoes and I was surprised that the price was so reasonable. Hard to find in NYC - Great job!

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The team here did a great job on 3 pairs of shoes and I was surprised that the price was so reasonable. Hard to find in NYC - Great job!

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Over 200 famous brands,over 80000 products,incredible price,free shipping.If you are looking for footwear,clothing,bags&handbags,jersy and accessories,think about it.welcome to 365buyonline

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I brought in a pair of red Balencia sandals to be re-soled and they came back with black smudges, like they had been handled by someone with black polish on their hands. The red soles were unbeatable, but I was surprised at the carelessness in handling.

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★★★★☆

I brought in a pair of red Balencia sandals to be re-soled and they came back with black smudges, like they had been handled by someone with black polish on their hands. The red soles were unbeatable, but I was surprised at the carelessness in handling.

Pros: red soles, kind service

Cons: dirt

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it does not get better than Arties.
they know their stuff and are always helpful............just ask! these guys are busy but always take time to help.
they have fixed leather bags that i was ready to throw away and for footwear the standard of repair is excellent.

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★★★★★

it does not get better than Arties.
they know their stuff and are always helpful............just ask! these guys are busy but always take time to help.
they have fixed leather bags that i was ready to throw away and for footwear the standard of repair is excellent.

Pros: they do what they say every time

Cons: non for me

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I don't know if $75 is a lot to spend to leather-resole a pair of Tony Lama cowboy boots, but I can't imagine a better job being done.

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★★★★★

I don't know if $75 is a lot to spend to leather-resole a pair of Tony Lama cowboy boots, but I can't imagine a better job being done.

Pros: Excellent work, craftsmanship

Cons: Might be pricey -- I don't know

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I dropped off my brand new never worn patent leather MBs to have a protective sole put on. That work was fine but somehow they managed to removed the color on the front of the shoe near the decorative buckle and now there is a silverish smudge looking area in the top front of my shoe that I have never even worn. Being professionals that work on many high end shoes I expected them to be very careful with brand new expensive shoes. I'm very dissapointed and upset. What's the point of quick service if you'll get your shoes back damaged. I rather wait a week and have a good job done. :(

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★☆☆☆☆

I dropped off my brand new never worn patent leather MBs to have a protective sole put on. That work was fine but somehow they managed to removed the color on the front of the shoe near the decorative buckle and now there is a silverish smudge looking area in the top front of my shoe that I have never even worn. Being professionals that work on many high end shoes I expected them to be very careful with brand new expensive shoes. I'm very dissapointed and upset. What's the point of quick service if you'll get your shoes back damaged. I rather wait a week and have a good job done. :(

Pros: quick service

Cons: Not careful with other parts of the shoe

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Arty is my hero! :) His work is fantastic, you will not find another shoe maker with his talent anywhere in the city. I took a pair of louboutins that were previously destroyed by another shoe maker (who painted the soles black :( ) Arty fixed them, they are like new. THANK YOU ARTY! ... On top of that the last word I would use to describe him is mean, he is such a nice guy, give respect, and you will get respect. For the quality of work, his prices are right... it is worth it when you pay upwards of $500 for shoes to make sure they are handled with care.

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★★★★★

Arty is my hero! :) His work is fantastic, you will not find another shoe maker with his talent anywhere in the city. I took a pair of louboutins that were previously destroyed by another shoe maker (who painted the soles black :( ) Arty fixed them, they are like new. THANK YOU ARTY! ... On top of that the last word I would use to describe him is mean, he is such a nice guy, give respect, and you will get respect. For the quality of work, his prices are right... it is worth it when you pay upwards of $500 for shoes to make sure they are handled with care.

Pros: *Red rubber soels!!

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I am an avid collector of shoes, and I don't trust them to anyone but Arty. I've been a customer for several years and I am always delighted with the quality of Arty's work. I tend to buy high-end shoes, so I bring them to Arty for rubber soles and taps (this really extends the life of shoes). Arty's craftsmanship is impeccable and the attention to detail truly amazing. Prices are very fair for the quality of work. In addition, the customer service is excellent! Arty is lovely - such a nice guy, and he truly cares about his customers and their shoes.

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★★★★★

I am an avid collector of shoes, and I don't trust them to anyone but Arty. I've been a customer for several years and I am always delighted with the quality of Arty's work. I tend to buy high-end shoes, so I bring them to Arty for rubber soles and taps (this really extends the life of shoes). Arty's craftsmanship is impeccable and the attention to detail truly amazing. Prices are very fair for the quality of work. In addition, the customer service is excellent! Arty is lovely - such a nice guy, and he truly cares about his customers and their shoes.

Pros: Great service, impeccable work.

Cons: None.

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Don't pay attention to anyone's negative reviews here. If you have a problem paying money to put the best possible sole or heel on your shoes with the best craftmanship possible then you truly don't care about your pair of Leboutin's, Dolce's, or Prada's and shouldn't be paying $800 and up.
Further, to those that have come down on Arty for any sort of berating of his workers, I don't think you've been in any sort of position of authority where people that work under you have smply made mistakes.
Arty is extremely passionate about shoes- most importantly YOUR shoes. So if you see the man talking down to his employees, understand his work-room is like a kitchen, where the slightest mistake could ruin a VERY expensive pair of shoes. In turn, that ruined pair of shoes comes back on his name, whether he was doing the work or not. So give the guya break - There is a reason that Saks, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Barney's, etc ALL send their work to him - He's the BEST... so cough up an extra buck or ten and recognize excellence in his field! Thanks for all the great work Arty!

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★★★★★

Don't pay attention to anyone's negative reviews here. If you have a problem paying money to put the best possible sole or heel on your shoes with the best craftmanship possible then you truly don't care about your pair of Leboutin's, Dolce's, or Prada's and shouldn't be paying $800 and up.
Further, to those that have come down on Arty for any sort of berating of his workers, I don't think you've been in any sort of position of authority where people that work under you have smply made mistakes.
Arty is extremely passionate about shoes- most importantly YOUR shoes. So if you see the man talking down to his employees, understand his work-room is like a kitchen, where the slightest mistake could ruin a VERY expensive pair of shoes. In turn, that ruined pair of shoes comes back on his name, whether he was doing the work or not. So give the guya break - There is a reason that Saks, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Barney's, etc ALL send their work to him - He's the BEST... so cough up an extra buck or ten and recognize excellence in his field! Thanks for all the great work Arty!

Pros: Arty, Arty, Arty - the man speaks for himself - his work is second to none

Cons: The store is beat to heck, but it's a shoe-repair after all!

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I have recently visited Arty's to have 2 pairs of my shoes fixed (the leather soles were damaged and required rubber protection to be put on).
The estimated price for this job was supposed to be around $50 for each pair (!!!) whereas the average price for that kind of repair is $15!
Arty was upset that I decided not to spend such a money on my brand name shoes and bring my business somewhere else.
And of course I did and I am very happy about the result, for the reasonable price...

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★☆☆☆☆

I have recently visited Arty's to have 2 pairs of my shoes fixed (the leather soles were damaged and required rubber protection to be put on).
The estimated price for this job was supposed to be around $50 for each pair (!!!) whereas the average price for that kind of repair is $15!
Arty was upset that I decided not to spend such a money on my brand name shoes and bring my business somewhere else.
And of course I did and I am very happy about the result, for the reasonable price...

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I came in during fashion week and needed my giuseppe-zanotti leather heels fixed before my flight left that day, and arty personally made sure everything was taken care of. these shoes were torn up all around the bottom, and the leather was riding up from the bottom parts of the shoe. they looked amazing when they finally finished, I was amazed and so grateful!

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★★★★★

I came in during fashion week and needed my giuseppe-zanotti leather heels fixed before my flight left that day, and arty personally made sure everything was taken care of. these shoes were torn up all around the bottom, and the leather was riding up from the bottom parts of the shoe. they looked amazing when they finally finished, I was amazed and so grateful!

Pros: they dye suedes and work fast

Cons: none!

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One of the great joys about visiting New York is the shoe shopping. I am a regular visitor to the city and usually don't leave without at least 2 or 3 new pairs. Last week I bought a beautiful pair of Dior Homme Chelsea boots and pulled a little too hard on the strap which broke. I went to City Search to find the best shoe service in town and read the recommendations for Arty's.

As I was visiting from overseas and leaving the following day, Arty was very accomodating and rushed my job through despite being super busy. The result was perfect and undetectable from new. While I was there Arty gave the old shoes I was wearing a shine and these came up brilliantly too. I thought the finish had been ruined forever by a really bad shoe shine in Vegas, but he managed to bring them back to life.

While I was in the store I had two of his regular customers, shoes in hand, tell me unsolicitored "he's the best". I might just have to agree. Arty can expect to see me again, shoes in hand, all the way from Australia.

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★★★★★

One of the great joys about visiting New York is the shoe shopping. I am a regular visitor to the city and usually don't leave without at least 2 or 3 new pairs. Last week I bought a beautiful pair of Dior Homme Chelsea boots and pulled a little too hard on the strap which broke. I went to City Search to find the best shoe service in town and read the recommendations for Arty's.

As I was visiting from overseas and leaving the following day, Arty was very accomodating and rushed my job through despite being super busy. The result was perfect and undetectable from new. While I was there Arty gave the old shoes I was wearing a shine and these came up brilliantly too. I thought the finish had been ruined forever by a really bad shoe shine in Vegas, but he managed to bring them back to life.

While I was in the store I had two of his regular customers, shoes in hand, tell me unsolicitored "he's the best". I might just have to agree. Arty can expect to see me again, shoes in hand, all the way from Australia.

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I was so happy with Arty's work on my giuseppe zanotti leather pump slides.
They were a mess, with the bottom leather torn and scruffy, and the heel bottom was also missing. They looked like I had litterally gone mountain trekking, I was ashamed to go anywhere in them, but now, they look like I bought them a few weeks ago!!! I'm so impressed. It's fashion week right now, and even though the shop is slammed, the work was impeccable. I thought the damage was irreperable, but Arty proved me wrong ; )

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★★★★★

I was so happy with Arty's work on my giuseppe zanotti leather pump slides.
They were a mess, with the bottom leather torn and scruffy, and the heel bottom was also missing. They looked like I had litterally gone mountain trekking, I was ashamed to go anywhere in them, but now, they look like I bought them a few weeks ago!!! I'm so impressed. It's fashion week right now, and even though the shop is slammed, the work was impeccable. I thought the damage was irreperable, but Arty proved me wrong ; )

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Arty's is amazing! I have Louboutins, Choos, all that I love and would not dream of wearing without Arty putting protective soles on them.
My CL's have this incredible red that he specializes in. Arty is fabulous and I am so glad to have found him!

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★★★★★

Arty's is amazing! I have Louboutins, Choos, all that I love and would not dream of wearing without Arty putting protective soles on them.
My CL's have this incredible red that he specializes in. Arty is fabulous and I am so glad to have found him!

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There is nobody like Arty. I've been a regular customer since being referred by a salesperson at Jeffrey a few years ago. I never wear a new pair before Arty gets his hands on them and I bring them in for every fix and touch up. I have since heard sales people at Saks and Bergdorf recommend him and I'm delighted, because he is fabulous.

Arty does the basics better than anyone, but he can also do magic. here are two examples:
- I bought a pair of Burberry pumps that had the novacheck plaid print on the undersole. I knew I should put protective rubber half soles on them - but didn't want to lose that design detail. Arty carved the sole in such a way that he was able to put the protective half sole but still leave the plaid print visible around the edges - so that you could see the plaid when i crossed my legs. Genius!
- Recently, i brought him a pair of Dolce & Gabbana flats after only the first wearing because the back edge of the sole had gotten very chewed up (as a result of the angle of the very small heel). Arty not only fixed the sole perfectly but he removed and rebuilt the heel so that the sole no longer gets damaged. I've worn them twice since and not a scratch.

Don't be fooled because the shop looks like any shoe repair shop - he's brilliant and his staff is terrific. He's also a very sweet guy and goes out of his way to provide exceptional service. I've NEVER seen him be rude to a customer (and I'm there a lot). I have, however, seen more than one customer be rude to him (you know, those unpleasant people who think the amount they spend on things like shoes makes them more important) and he's much nicer than I would be about it.

My sister in Westchester sends him her shoes - I have friends in LA and Seattle who send theirs. I moved from Manhattan to Hoboken last year, but I wouldn't even think of taking my shoes elsewhere. If I moved to Europe, I'd still send my shoes to Arty.

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★★★★★

There is nobody like Arty. I've been a regular customer since being referred by a salesperson at Jeffrey a few years ago. I never wear a new pair before Arty gets his hands on them and I bring them in for every fix and touch up. I have since heard sales people at Saks and Bergdorf recommend him and I'm delighted, because he is fabulous.

Arty does the basics better than anyone, but he can also do magic. here are two examples:
- I bought a pair of Burberry pumps that had the novacheck plaid print on the undersole. I knew I should put protective rubber half soles on them - but didn't want to lose that design detail. Arty carved the sole in such a way that he was able to put the protective half sole but still leave the plaid print visible around the edges - so that you could see the plaid when i crossed my legs. Genius!
- Recently, i brought him a pair of Dolce & Gabbana flats after only the first wearing because the back edge of the sole had gotten very chewed up (as a result of the angle of the very small heel). Arty not only fixed the sole perfectly but he removed and rebuilt the heel so that the sole no longer gets damaged. I've worn them twice since and not a scratch.

Don't be fooled because the shop looks like any shoe repair shop - he's brilliant and his staff is terrific. He's also a very sweet guy and goes out of his way to provide exceptional service. I've NEVER seen him be rude to a customer (and I'm there a lot). I have, however, seen more than one customer be rude to him (you know, those unpleasant people who think the amount they spend on things like shoes makes them more important) and he's much nicer than I would be about it.

My sister in Westchester sends him her shoes - I have friends in LA and Seattle who send theirs. I moved from Manhattan to Hoboken last year, but I wouldn't even think of taking my shoes elsewhere. If I moved to Europe, I'd still send my shoes to Arty.

Pros: Extraordinary work, caring customer service

Cons: None

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Arty's Shoe Service is excellent. I take all my shoes there for repair and shines. Arty himself is a great guy. Yes, he is somewhat of a character but that is what makes him great. He can be tough but thats what I want when I bring a $1000 pair of shoe to a shop. Make no mistakes about it, the guy knows what he is doing. Now all I need to find in NY is a good dentist

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★★★★★

Arty's Shoe Service is excellent. I take all my shoes there for repair and shines. Arty himself is a great guy. Yes, he is somewhat of a character but that is what makes him great. He can be tough but thats what I want when I bring a $1000 pair of shoe to a shop. Make no mistakes about it, the guy knows what he is doing. Now all I need to find in NY is a good dentist

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I went in for a shine recently. Everyone was out to lunch except Arty and he was terrific. He noticed a small scratch on my new Prada Shoes and fixed it. He was pleasant and funny. I was surprised to read some of the reviews because my experience was so positive. I will definitely return for more shines and repairs. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

I went in for a shine recently. Everyone was out to lunch except Arty and he was terrific. He noticed a small scratch on my new Prada Shoes and fixed it. He was pleasant and funny. I was surprised to read some of the reviews because my experience was so positive. I will definitely return for more shines and repairs. Highly recommended.

Pros: Service, atmosphere, expertise

Cons: Store appearance

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I've taken shoes or boots to Arty's about six times. The work is fine, but I've witnessed yelling at employees and been berated myself. Who needs that! The shoe shine fellow is charming; Arty is not. I'd rather deal with nice people--this is a big city, and there are plenty of pleasant people out there. Some of them are even repairing shoes! I probably won't go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've taken shoes or boots to Arty's about six times. The work is fine, but I've witnessed yelling at employees and been berated myself. Who needs that! The shoe shine fellow is charming; Arty is not. I'd rather deal with nice people--this is a big city, and there are plenty of pleasant people out there. Some of them are even repairing shoes! I probably won't go back.

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Arty's is simply the best in the business. Besides be the nicest guy around, he can repair virtually every type of shoe and restore them to their original condition - maybe even better than original condition! I recommend him to everyone!

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★★★★★

Arty's is simply the best in the business. Besides be the nicest guy around, he can repair virtually every type of shoe and restore them to their original condition - maybe even better than original condition! I recommend him to everyone!

Pros: Brilliant Shoe Repair

Cons: There's just one Arty!

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I take all of my shoes to Arty's - high cost items from Max Mara, Margiela, Missoni, and more - and he always makes them look new again. I also love the chit-chat and jokes that come with the excellent service - Arty is a sweetheart and a funnyman. He's also very kind - I told him about my upcoming wedding in May and he gave me a couple of insoles to place in my shoes (for free!) so I could dance the night away without pain. I'll be sure to take my Christian Louboutin wedding shoes to him for his signature rubber red-soles!

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★★★★★

I take all of my shoes to Arty's - high cost items from Max Mara, Margiela, Missoni, and more - and he always makes them look new again. I also love the chit-chat and jokes that come with the excellent service - Arty is a sweetheart and a funnyman. He's also very kind - I told him about my upcoming wedding in May and he gave me a couple of insoles to place in my shoes (for free!) so I could dance the night away without pain. I'll be sure to take my Christian Louboutin wedding shoes to him for his signature rubber red-soles!

Pros: prompt, professional service

Cons: Arty is definitely the best craftsman in the shop - make sure HE does your shoes if you are very particular and want them absolutely perfect

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Arty's is the best shoe repair ever! I can always count on him to restore my shoes beautifully when I think that I have damaged them beyond repair. He also has a great eye, and has creative solutions to keep my shoes going after I think there is not a chance left that they can be fixed. I highly recommend Arty's for any shoe repair needs - they are the only place I trust with my shoes!

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★★★★★

Arty's is the best shoe repair ever! I can always count on him to restore my shoes beautifully when I think that I have damaged them beyond repair. He also has a great eye, and has creative solutions to keep my shoes going after I think there is not a chance left that they can be fixed. I highly recommend Arty's for any shoe repair needs - they are the only place I trust with my shoes!

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Arty's is the only place I take my shoes. Don?t be misled by the shop appearance, it is a working shop. No matter how white or delicate your shoes, they will come back to you as good as new (or better).

Arty and his men can work miracles. I have taken them shoes that I am actually embarrassed to show them because I never should have let them get to that level of disrepair. Each time, Arty?s has saved them. They have given new life to some of my favorite shoes and boots.

I highly recommend Arty?s for anyone who sees their shoes as an investment. I pay a lot for my shoes and appreciate the fact that they are in good hands with Arty. Even after moving to Brooklyn and trying a few recommended places closer to home or work, I still make the trip back to Arty?s. Arty will talk to you about what will or won?t work. He will give you options of things to do. Arty is honest. He is an owner who actually works with his staff and takes pride in his product. You can?t say that about many places.

If you doubt my recommendation, look around his shop when you are there?see what kind of shoes he is working on. That many women who entrust him with their Christian Louboutins cannot be wrong. Arty?s is truly a place for the well loved shoe.

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★★★★★

Arty's is the only place I take my shoes. Don?t be misled by the shop appearance, it is a working shop. No matter how white or delicate your shoes, they will come back to you as good as new (or better).

Arty and his men can work miracles. I have taken them shoes that I am actually embarrassed to show them because I never should have let them get to that level of disrepair. Each time, Arty?s has saved them. They have given new life to some of my favorite shoes and boots.

I highly recommend Arty?s for anyone who sees their shoes as an investment. I pay a lot for my shoes and appreciate the fact that they are in good hands with Arty. Even after moving to Brooklyn and trying a few recommended places closer to home or work, I still make the trip back to Arty?s. Arty will talk to you about what will or won?t work. He will give you options of things to do. Arty is honest. He is an owner who actually works with his staff and takes pride in his product. You can?t say that about many places.

If you doubt my recommendation, look around his shop when you are there?see what kind of shoes he is working on. That many women who entrust him with their Christian Louboutins cannot be wrong. Arty?s is truly a place for the well loved shoe.

Pros: Amazing repair quality

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I brought in a pair of Luciano Padovan peep-toe pumps because the soft-pink soles were scuffed up pretty badly. There were glowing reviews in New York Magazine, and I read in Elle that Christian Louboutin send customers to Arty's because he's able to match that particular shade of red on the soles. So I figured the soft-pink soles on the Padovans would be a piece of cake. I just wanted the deep scuff marks sanded out, and the soft-pink restored. The guy's demeanor seemed alright - he wasn't rude as other reviewers have reported - but when I asked him to restore the soft-pink soles, he said there was no way for him to match the pink. So I asked him to fix the deep scuff marks at least, which he tried to do by rubbing it with a really rough piece of sandpaper for about 10 minutes. But that just made the problem even worse! Then he took a can of spray paint and sprayed the scuffs HE made!! But the spray paint was hot pink, instead of soft pink, so obviously, it didn't match. So he got some thinner, in an attempt to rub off the spray paint. Instead, the thinner turned the hot pink into GRAY splotches, and wrecked the soles even further!! Then he handed them back to me, charged me $20 for the service, and told me to buy a bottle of nail polish at Duane Reade to fix them. Why am I paying him $20 so I can put nail polish on my shoes??? Finally, on the recommendation of a friend, I took the same pair of Luciano Padovan's to Shoe Service Plus on 55th Street, and the guys there not only fixed the deep scuffs, but they were able to get rid of the gray splotches Arty put on the shoes, and basically restore the shoes to BRAND NEW condition. I couldn't believe my eyes!! Shoe Service Plus returned my shoes after a week, and they looked as if I JUST BOUGHT THEM. They looked brand spanking new. My conclusion: Arty's is over-rated. His service is horrible. According to other reviewers, he's got a nasty temper. How and why he gets top ratings by all these magazines, I have no clue.

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★☆☆☆☆

I brought in a pair of Luciano Padovan peep-toe pumps because the soft-pink soles were scuffed up pretty badly. There were glowing reviews in New York Magazine, and I read in Elle that Christian Louboutin send customers to Arty's because he's able to match that particular shade of red on the soles. So I figured the soft-pink soles on the Padovans would be a piece of cake. I just wanted the deep scuff marks sanded out, and the soft-pink restored. The guy's demeanor seemed alright - he wasn't rude as other reviewers have reported - but when I asked him to restore the soft-pink soles, he said there was no way for him to match the pink. So I asked him to fix the deep scuff marks at least, which he tried to do by rubbing it with a really rough piece of sandpaper for about 10 minutes. But that just made the problem even worse! Then he took a can of spray paint and sprayed the scuffs HE made!! But the spray paint was hot pink, instead of soft pink, so obviously, it didn't match. So he got some thinner, in an attempt to rub off the spray paint. Instead, the thinner turned the hot pink into GRAY splotches, and wrecked the soles even further!! Then he handed them back to me, charged me $20 for the service, and told me to buy a bottle of nail polish at Duane Reade to fix them. Why am I paying him $20 so I can put nail polish on my shoes??? Finally, on the recommendation of a friend, I took the same pair of Luciano Padovan's to Shoe Service Plus on 55th Street, and the guys there not only fixed the deep scuffs, but they were able to get rid of the gray splotches Arty put on the shoes, and basically restore the shoes to BRAND NEW condition. I couldn't believe my eyes!! Shoe Service Plus returned my shoes after a week, and they looked as if I JUST BOUGHT THEM. They looked brand spanking new. My conclusion: Arty's is over-rated. His service is horrible. According to other reviewers, he's got a nasty temper. How and why he gets top ratings by all these magazines, I have no clue.

Cons: Poor Repair Job, Shoe was never fixed, Arty told me to buy nail polish and fix it myself, Over-rated

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I first heard about Arty's on CitySearch and tried it out with a friend's Gucci loafers... they were re-soled, polished (complimentary) and came out looking amazing. I am extremely vigilant with bag/shoes upkeep and even though I live in Boston, I decided that Arty was the guy to go to ... I overnighted a Prada bag and some heels in desperate need of some TLC and sure enough, a few days later, I picked them up and they looked brand new. He does amazing work, is extremely friendly and the price is certainly worth every penny. As far as the review below, I highly disagree... Arty is generous, professional, and extremely flexible and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!

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★★★★★

I first heard about Arty's on CitySearch and tried it out with a friend's Gucci loafers... they were re-soled, polished (complimentary) and came out looking amazing. I am extremely vigilant with bag/shoes upkeep and even though I live in Boston, I decided that Arty was the guy to go to ... I overnighted a Prada bag and some heels in desperate need of some TLC and sure enough, a few days later, I picked them up and they looked brand new. He does amazing work, is extremely friendly and the price is certainly worth every penny. As far as the review below, I highly disagree... Arty is generous, professional, and extremely flexible and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him!

Pros: Professional, knowledgeable, excellent

Cons: None come to mind!

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I just recently purchased a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and wanted to have a thin layer of protective rubber put on the bottom - but i also wanted it to be red! I read reviews in NY mag and heard they were the best. I just picked them up yesterday and could not be more thrilled. They truly did a phenominal job. I also brought in a pair of boots that were in desperate need of help since i wear them around the city almost daily. When i got them back - they looked like new. Additionally, Arty is an absolute doll. He wanted to make sure i was happy with the work, which i completely appreciated since most good shoe repair shops in the city are completely impersonal. His prices are good and workmanship is excellent. You really can't ask for anything more!

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★★★★★

I just recently purchased a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and wanted to have a thin layer of protective rubber put on the bottom - but i also wanted it to be red! I read reviews in NY mag and heard they were the best. I just picked them up yesterday and could not be more thrilled. They truly did a phenominal job. I also brought in a pair of boots that were in desperate need of help since i wear them around the city almost daily. When i got them back - they looked like new. Additionally, Arty is an absolute doll. He wanted to make sure i was happy with the work, which i completely appreciated since most good shoe repair shops in the city are completely impersonal. His prices are good and workmanship is excellent. You really can't ask for anything more!

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I had heard good things about Arty's, which is why I brought my favorite boots there when they needed to be fixed. I was told that it would be a big job - they needed to take part of the shoe apart to fix it - and an expensive one, but I was ok with that. I told them I'd be leaving the country for a few months, and needed the shoes by the following friday to take them with me, and they said it would be no problem. I paid my deposit and thought everything would be fine.
I came back on Friday afternoon, and after a lot of searching, they admitted that they hadn't even started the job. Could I come back on Monday? I repeated that I was leaving the country (my flight was that Saturday afternoon), and they apologized and said the boots would be ready by Saturday at 10 am. I said "really, they'll be ready at 10am tomorrow?" and they replied, rather snootily, "yes, we said 10, they'll be ready at 10." Nevermind that they had also said friday and they weren't ready.
I came back at 11am on Saturday, and the job still hadn't been started. They apologized, and offered to fix the shoes and have them shipped to me, but by then I was fed up (and to be honest I didn't trust them anymore). I took my boots - and my deposit- back. To make matters worse, not only were the shoes not fixed, they were filthy from sitting in the shop all week! So I had wasted a week, still had boots that were breaking, and now they were dirty. If they had told me from the beginning that the timeline was not feasible, I would have no complaint. Arty's may do good work, but I think they should treat their customers honestly and with more respect.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had heard good things about Arty's, which is why I brought my favorite boots there when they needed to be fixed. I was told that it would be a big job - they needed to take part of the shoe apart to fix it - and an expensive one, but I was ok with that. I told them I'd be leaving the country for a few months, and needed the shoes by the following friday to take them with me, and they said it would be no problem. I paid my deposit and thought everything would be fine.
I came back on Friday afternoon, and after a lot of searching, they admitted that they hadn't even started the job. Could I come back on Monday? I repeated that I was leaving the country (my flight was that Saturday afternoon), and they apologized and said the boots would be ready by Saturday at 10 am. I said "really, they'll be ready at 10am tomorrow?" and they replied, rather snootily, "yes, we said 10, they'll be ready at 10." Nevermind that they had also said friday and they weren't ready.
I came back at 11am on Saturday, and the job still hadn't been started. They apologized, and offered to fix the shoes and have them shipped to me, but by then I was fed up (and to be honest I didn't trust them anymore). I took my boots - and my deposit- back. To make matters worse, not only were the shoes not fixed, they were filthy from sitting in the shop all week! So I had wasted a week, still had boots that were breaking, and now they were dirty. If they had told me from the beginning that the timeline was not feasible, I would have no complaint. Arty's may do good work, but I think they should treat their customers honestly and with more respect.

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Arty does good work, but he charges way too much and it seems he charges different people different amounts for the same work. $35 is way too much for new heels on men's shoes. His prices are not posted. He seems to pull them out of the air, quoting you different amounts at different times. He's a fast talker and has a sleazy manner which makes me not wannt to go there, even if his shoe repair had been good. What it gets down to is trust ,and I just don't trust him.

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★★☆☆☆

Arty does good work, but he charges way too much and it seems he charges different people different amounts for the same work. $35 is way too much for new heels on men's shoes. His prices are not posted. He seems to pull them out of the air, quoting you different amounts at different times. He's a fast talker and has a sleazy manner which makes me not wannt to go there, even if his shoe repair had been good. What it gets down to is trust ,and I just don't trust him.

Pros: Good Repairs

Cons: Overpriced. Charges not posted,but made up on his whim or what he thinks you'll pay.

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Arty is amazing! I have brought many pairs of shoes to him and not only do they come back looking brand new, I get amazing service and quick turnaround. Where else would you go when Jeffrey (the store) send all of their shoes to him? Highly recommended for anyone needing a repair, stretch or sole. Also, I love that he can do the red sole for my louboutin's.

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★★★★★

Arty is amazing! I have brought many pairs of shoes to him and not only do they come back looking brand new, I get amazing service and quick turnaround. Where else would you go when Jeffrey (the store) send all of their shoes to him? Highly recommended for anyone needing a repair, stretch or sole. Also, I love that he can do the red sole for my louboutin's.

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Arty and his team are true craftspeople. They have restored shoes for me that no other shoe repair spot that I found was able to do. If they don't get it right the first time they'll keep at it until you are satisfied. Arty's is truly one of the best businesses in the neighborhood.

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★★★★★

Arty and his team are true craftspeople. They have restored shoes for me that no other shoe repair spot that I found was able to do. If they don't get it right the first time they'll keep at it until you are satisfied. Arty's is truly one of the best businesses in the neighborhood.

Pros: Know their business

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Arty and his team have worked miracles. They have saved many of my designer shoes from damage caused by hard new york city streets, rain, snow and even denim stains from my jeans! And his prices are always fair. Even though he has lots of business from top designer shops in the area, he gives the same care and attention to my $100 shoes. I live across the street from Arty and he and his entire staff are so friendly and helpful. - they really do feel like neighbors. Even if I left the neighborhood I would go out of my way to see Arty.

2
★★★★★

Arty and his team have worked miracles. They have saved many of my designer shoes from damage caused by hard new york city streets, rain, snow and even denim stains from my jeans! And his prices are always fair. Even though he has lots of business from top designer shops in the area, he gives the same care and attention to my $100 shoes. I live across the street from Arty and he and his entire staff are so friendly and helpful. - they really do feel like neighbors. Even if I left the neighborhood I would go out of my way to see Arty.

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Arty's is fantastic. I live in the neighborhood and always go to them to get my shoes looking new. They take an old pair and bring new life to them. Great service and a really friendly group of people. i'm happy they're part of the neighborhood.

2
★★★★★

Arty's is fantastic. I live in the neighborhood and always go to them to get my shoes looking new. They take an old pair and bring new life to them. Great service and a really friendly group of people. i'm happy they're part of the neighborhood.

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As soon as I get a new pair of shoes (which is extremely often), I take them to Arty's before I even wear them. Their services protect and enhance the longevity of shoes. The staff is friendly and really takes time to find what would be best for each shoe (example: they match the sole color AND the sides of the sole to the shoe upper) Also, they have red soles for Louboutin's - what more could you ask for?!!?

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★★★★★

As soon as I get a new pair of shoes (which is extremely often), I take them to Arty's before I even wear them. Their services protect and enhance the longevity of shoes. The staff is friendly and really takes time to find what would be best for each shoe (example: they match the sole color AND the sides of the sole to the shoe upper) Also, they have red soles for Louboutin's - what more could you ask for?!!?

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I bring all my shoes here and they always do great work! They stand by there work and have good suggestions (based on how I destroy my shoes!). I go out of my way to go here; the prices are reasonable and the staff is helpful. Worth the trip to Arty's!

2
★★★★★

I bring all my shoes here and they always do great work! They stand by there work and have good suggestions (based on how I destroy my shoes!). I go out of my way to go here; the prices are reasonable and the staff is helpful. Worth the trip to Arty's!

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Everything I own goes straight to Arty's to be soled, and then goes back down the road for basic maintenance, after which my shoes come out looking new. They're great with bags too (repair, weatherproof, clean - whatever), and treat the good stuff just as nicely as you do...

2
★★★★★

Everything I own goes straight to Arty's to be soled, and then goes back down the road for basic maintenance, after which my shoes come out looking new. They're great with bags too (repair, weatherproof, clean - whatever), and treat the good stuff just as nicely as you do...

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Arty does fantastic work and manages to make all of my old shoes look new again. His staff is friendly and helpful. And now that they've added some new machines, their turnaround time is fast. I won't go anywhere else.

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★★★★★

Arty does fantastic work and manages to make all of my old shoes look new again. His staff is friendly and helpful. And now that they've added some new machines, their turnaround time is fast. I won't go anywhere else.

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Awhile ago I took a pair of designer shoes to Arty's to replace the soles. The leather was pulled and stretched and carelessly re-soled. I did not complain at the time but was very disappointed in the service. Yesterday I needed to stretch a pair of brand new shoes and was in a hurry so I just dropped them off there, thinking it was ok. When I picked up my white shoes there was red and blue ink from the ticket that apparently soaked through and was all over the inside of the shoe. I asked them to clean the ink off. I was then rudely insulted by the owner who must of had several other complaints that day because he said "what is it with people today" as he stormed into the back of his store. He then began slamming things into the wall and yelling. While his employers were trying to calm him down I tried to explain to his workers (who were very nice and calm) that I should not be responsible for cleaning my new shoes. I brought them to be stretched and when I did they were brand new with no sort of stains on them. The stains were then removed by the owner with a harsh chemical that ate away at the leather and left a horrible mark on the shoe. He then blamed me for the stain and had the nerve to tell me that it must of happened while I was wearing them, after I had just watched him rub the harsh chemical on the shoe to try and get off the ink stains. He told me to never come back into the store as he had enough business. His employers looked on embarrassed. The insane thing is, is that I did not even raise my voice or get an attitude until he accused me of wearing brand new shoes (that by the way were too small) and then somehow leaving chemical stains on them myself. I asked for my money back and told him not to worry because I will never come back to his store nor will I recommend his services to the fashion magazine I work for, that apparently was recommending his services until one of our top editors had a bad experience with a pair of designer heels.

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★☆☆☆☆

Awhile ago I took a pair of designer shoes to Arty's to replace the soles. The leather was pulled and stretched and carelessly re-soled. I did not complain at the time but was very disappointed in the service. Yesterday I needed to stretch a pair of brand new shoes and was in a hurry so I just dropped them off there, thinking it was ok. When I picked up my white shoes there was red and blue ink from the ticket that apparently soaked through and was all over the inside of the shoe. I asked them to clean the ink off. I was then rudely insulted by the owner who must of had several other complaints that day because he said "what is it with people today" as he stormed into the back of his store. He then began slamming things into the wall and yelling. While his employers were trying to calm him down I tried to explain to his workers (who were very nice and calm) that I should not be responsible for cleaning my new shoes. I brought them to be stretched and when I did they were brand new with no sort of stains on them. The stains were then removed by the owner with a harsh chemical that ate away at the leather and left a horrible mark on the shoe. He then blamed me for the stain and had the nerve to tell me that it must of happened while I was wearing them, after I had just watched him rub the harsh chemical on the shoe to try and get off the ink stains. He told me to never come back into the store as he had enough business. His employers looked on embarrassed. The insane thing is, is that I did not even raise my voice or get an attitude until he accused me of wearing brand new shoes (that by the way were too small) and then somehow leaving chemical stains on them myself. I asked for my money back and told him not to worry because I will never come back to his store nor will I recommend his services to the fashion magazine I work for, that apparently was recommending his services until one of our top editors had a bad experience with a pair of designer heels.

Cons: Horrible owner

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Arty and his fabulous team are THE BEST! I am a high-end shoe lover and every pair of shoes that I've taken to Arty have come out top-notch. The quality of service and materials used is the best around.

I've used other shoe/leather repair services in the past, and Arty tops them all.

Friendly, helpful service, and a very fast turnaround on jobs make the experience smooth and pleasurable. He even has red rubber soles for the Louboutain lovers out there.

Ladies: take your shoes to Arty, you'll be so glad you did.

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★★★★★

Arty and his fabulous team are THE BEST! I am a high-end shoe lover and every pair of shoes that I've taken to Arty have come out top-notch. The quality of service and materials used is the best around.

I've used other shoe/leather repair services in the past, and Arty tops them all.

Friendly, helpful service, and a very fast turnaround on jobs make the experience smooth and pleasurable. He even has red rubber soles for the Louboutain lovers out there.

Ladies: take your shoes to Arty, you'll be so glad you did.

Pros: Quality work, craftsmanship and service. Friendly and fast. Good value.

Cons: Absolutely none.

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I am a shoe fanatic, so when it comes to taking care of my most precious possessions, Arty?s is the only place I trust. I have brought over 100 pairs of shoes to Arty and have had everything from repairs, to rubber soles, to boot tapering done. All of Arty?s work is top notch. I bring him my Gucci?s, Ferragamo?s, Louis Vuitton?s, Chanel?s, and Prada?s and I can honestly say Arty really knows how to handle luxury goods. Hands down, he is the best shoe guy in manhattan.

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★★★★★

I am a shoe fanatic, so when it comes to taking care of my most precious possessions, Arty?s is the only place I trust. I have brought over 100 pairs of shoes to Arty and have had everything from repairs, to rubber soles, to boot tapering done. All of Arty?s work is top notch. I bring him my Gucci?s, Ferragamo?s, Louis Vuitton?s, Chanel?s, and Prada?s and I can honestly say Arty really knows how to handle luxury goods. Hands down, he is the best shoe guy in manhattan.

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I can honestly tell you that arty is the best shoe maker alive. His like our GOD, I wouldnt trust anyone else with my high end name brand shoes. I never believed in fixing shoes until i saw the job that arty did what a pair of my old shoes. (( amazing ))

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★★★★★

I can honestly tell you that arty is the best shoe maker alive. His like our GOD, I wouldnt trust anyone else with my high end name brand shoes. I never believed in fixing shoes until i saw the job that arty did what a pair of my old shoes. (( amazing ))

Pros: service is quick

Cons: perfect job

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I have worked with many other shoe repair shops in New York but Arty tops them all! Dont be fooled by the no-frills interior, this is where the downtown fashion set come to get their Louboutins and Maolos a little TLC . I have sent dozens of clients to Arty and they always come back happy. Whether you are looking for someone to clean up your favorite boots or to rebuild a heel that Fido chewed up (true story), Arty and his very capable crew are your go-to guys! Great prices and impeccable quality in repairs!

2
★★★★★

I have worked with many other shoe repair shops in New York but Arty tops them all! Dont be fooled by the no-frills interior, this is where the downtown fashion set come to get their Louboutins and Maolos a little TLC . I have sent dozens of clients to Arty and they always come back happy. Whether you are looking for someone to clean up your favorite boots or to rebuild a heel that Fido chewed up (true story), Arty and his very capable crew are your go-to guys! Great prices and impeccable quality in repairs!

Pros: Great service, knowledgeable staff, easy to find location

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I was afraid to leave my white suede Bally shoes, worried that they would come out dirtier than white they came in. I saw other shoes collecting dust.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was afraid to leave my white suede Bally shoes, worried that they would come out dirtier than white they came in. I saw other shoes collecting dust.

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He's living proof that bling and flash need not be limited to the fashion-able set that he serves. I've been a loyal customer for 9 years and they've handled almost every problem that i've brought them beautifully. On the rare occasion that there's an issue, no questions asked, they just get it right, right away.
I know all you shoe mavens think the trip to shoe service plus is the only way to go to baby your manolos or keep your fave choos in tip top form, but be not put off by the pedestrian environs you find at Arty's...he's the real deal ladies and gents. He knows fashion from trends from vintage and he's not afraid to tell you the keepers from the junk, no matter how much you paid!

2
★★★★★

He's living proof that bling and flash need not be limited to the fashion-able set that he serves. I've been a loyal customer for 9 years and they've handled almost every problem that i've brought them beautifully. On the rare occasion that there's an issue, no questions asked, they just get it right, right away.
I know all you shoe mavens think the trip to shoe service plus is the only way to go to baby your manolos or keep your fave choos in tip top form, but be not put off by the pedestrian environs you find at Arty's...he's the real deal ladies and gents. He knows fashion from trends from vintage and he's not afraid to tell you the keepers from the junk, no matter how much you paid!

Pros: Neighborhood shoe repair with hi class pedigree

Cons: sometimes overly opinionated owner

 

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