When it comes to shoe repairing, there are so many things to look for! However, the two main aspects of the task are resoling and stitching.

One of the most intriguing chapters of shoe repairing is resoling! To be frank, the efficacy and success of show repairing will depend upon how properly a pair of shoes is repaired.

Let us get to the subject straightaway! When it comes to resoling shoes, the most illustrious names who carry out repairing would emphasise on a few things that the relatively less fancied ones will overlook.  

Things that these companies look for:

The things that they look for should ideally include:

  • Whether the soles of the shoes are weak or spongy
  • If the ‘upper’ of the shoe has got creased because of a weak platform
  • Whether over-use for a long period has left uneven or an unstable platform
  • If the holes or the chunks are damaged

Things NOT to ignore during RESOLING

  • Before the resoling process flags off, the first step should involve flattening the soles. They should be grinded flat with the help of a sander to make sure it is entirely flat with no crease.
  • Once that is done, tracing the sole of the shoe close to the shoe base is the next step. The closer it is, the better it will be, especially when it comes to cutting around the outline of the shoe, for placing and fitting the new sole properly.
  • The next crucial thing to look for is applying the glue. It is important to apply on both the new sole and the old, existing one. Now the real thing - every shoe repairing expert in Melbourne would wait until the glue dries completely. Only after the glue has dried completely would they put the two soles - the old and the new, together.

Things related to RESTITCHING issues

  • It should be seen that the thread is cut to a lengthy measurement. It ensures that when it comes to stitching, there is enough of the thread in terms of length.
  • While stitching, it is essential to place the shoe in a standing or an upright position. The specialists of companies in Melbourne that do shoe repairs generally start sewing about three to four inches ahead of the ripped seam.
  • Able pliers are used for providing an added assistance while passing the needle through the seam hole made at the edge of the shoe.
  • After all the stitching is done, the excess or unused thread is cut off to make sure the finish is flawless. Moreover, the stitches that made are kept equal in terms of length on the two sides - bottom and top. Some bee wax is also applied on the new stitches, which adds an extra bit of gel to the finished product.

So, every company will do the repairing. However, the most competent ones will have an eye for details to carry out the entire task of shoe repairing flawlessly and impeccably. Also, the quality of work ensures that the repair lasts long, making the pair of shoes as good as new.

Author's Bio: 

The author is a shoe-repairing expert who works for a company that repairs shoes in Melbourne. The author also writes blogs on issues related to shoe repair.