Mend My Manolos

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Want to know what’s on offer from The Restory for Manolo Blahnik? View the services below or click Book a Collection when you’re ready!

Top services

Top services
  • Stiletto Reheel

    The end of a stiletto heel wears down quickly and can cause further damage if not promptly and properly replaced. Not to worry – with this service the tip (also called the cap or lift) will be replaced with one perfectly fitted and coloured to match.

    £20

  • Recover Heels

    Step in a grate, walk over some gravel, sink into some grass or just have a pair of very well-loved heels – not to worry. The Restory can recover the heel stem of stilettos or boots in new fabric or leather. Additional sourcing costs may apply.

    Starting at £105

  • Dyeing Satin Shoes

    From giving new life to your wedding shoes to concealing an uncleanable stain, dyeing your satin shoes lets you fall in love with them over again. The Restory’s atelier artisans have developed a range of 20 colours for you to choose from. During this service all exterior satin will be dyed, ensuring careful application around beaded or detailed areas.

    £240

  • Special Cleaning

    The interior and exterior of your leather and suede boots and shoes will be cleaned using a range of methods. Longevity and good looks made simple.

    £55

  • Toe Pieces

    A toe piece is a mini resole at the shoe’s tip where it tends to wear down the fastest. Most often appropriate for stilettos, but not always.

    £30

  • Protective Sole

    This pre-wear service works wonders shoe. A thin rubber sole is affixed to the outer leather sole providing grip, comfort and longevity. This solution will prevent resoles of any kind for years.

    £35

Cleaning

Cleaning
  • Standard Shoeshine

    Routine professional conditioning and polish will keep your shoes in top condition for years to come. This service is best suited for black and brown leather loafers, brogues and boots.

    £20

  • Military Cleaning

    The art of polishing boots and shoes to give them a ‘mirror’ shine is a rare skill mastered only by the most patient and fastidious of artisans.

    £75

  • Special Cleaning

    The interior and exterior of your leather and suede boots and shoes will be cleaned using a range of specialist techniques and methods.

    £55

  • Mould, Pest and Biological Fluid Removal

    Sometimes your shoes require specific techniques to salvage, fortunately The Restory have the equipment, experience and procedures in place to apply to your shoes and bags . Please let The Restory know if you are sending such items in advance, as health and safety measures may be required.

    £140

  • Long Suede Cleaning

    High boots require a little extra time and care. The Restory carefully apply their techniques inside and out, finishing with a gentle spray to help protect your boots for future wear.

    £20

Scuffing, Wear and Tear

Scuffing, Wear and Tear
  • Stiletto Reheel

    The end of a stiletto heel wears down quickly and can cause further damage if not promptly and properly replaced. Not to worry – with this service the tip (also called the cap or lift) will be replaced with one perfectly fitted and coloured to match.

    £20

  • Segs

    This is the least expensive and most effective pre and mid-wear solution. A small circular metal disc is nailed shallowly into a leather sole at its most vulnerable points (toes and heels) to prevent the sole’s wear and tear.

    £20

  • Toe Pieces

    A toe piece is a mini resole at the shoe’s tip where it tends to wear down the fastest. Most often appropriate for stilettos, but not always.

    £30

  • Flat Reheel

    Everyone without exception wears down the back of their heels, particularly at the back corner. Ensuring you address this before the heel block is damaged is vital. Be it a loafer or lace-up, leather or rubber, The Restory will replace it quickly and with a close-as-possible match to the original, unless requested otherwise.

    £30

  • Relast

    Industrial strength glue typically holds the insole and the base sole together. But like all bonds, it degrades over time, sometimes getting dry, cracking and losing adherence. With this service, the shoes will be taken apart, removing the old glue and applying fresh glue to ensure all is secure.

    £65

  • Repair and Replace Hardware

    Damage or discolouration, rivets or pins – The Restory’s dedicated sourcing team can fix the original, solving any hardware problems. There may be additional costs depending on the construction of the item and the hardware.

    £30

  • Protective Sole

    This pre-wear service works wonders shoe. A thin rubber sole is affixed to the outer leather sole providing grip, comfort and longevity. This solution will prevent resoles of any kind for years.

    £35

  • Remake Loops for Boots

    Little loops of leather and other material (also called ‘keepers’) hold important components together such as straps, buckles and laces. If they break in an unrepairable way, The Restory will simply make a new one, matching everything as close as possible to the original.

    £40

  • New Elastics

    Tiny strips of elastic between ankle straps and buckles are easily broken on delicate shoes and sandals. The Restory source and replace with the closest possible match in size, colour and material to the original. The Restory offer a master service (all hand stitching) and a standard service where the need for perfection isn’t as pressing.

    £90

  • Replace Binding or Ribbon

    Binding on shoes usually runs along the opening of the shoe to provide a finished or decorative effect to raw edges. When it muddies, tears or wears down, it can be replaced in whole or in part, with as close as possible a match to the original.

    £105

  • New Shanks

    This critical piece in a stiletto, boot or dress shoe is an internal bit of metal that gives support and stability. In the case that it breaks, bends or loosens, The Restory can bend it back into place or replace it altogether.

    £55

  • Reseat Heels

    This service is applied when the heel tears away from the base of the shoe, often exposing the nails. The Restory can remove and replace the nails and reattach the heel, often using the same heel if it is not damaged.

    £55

  • Half Resole

    During this service, the outer sole will be replaced from the bend in your foot to the toe. The Restory will match as close as possible to the original style unless you ask otherwise.

    £65

  • Remake Tassels or Zip Puller

    Whether lost or damaged, The Restory will recreate and attach new tassels or zip pullers. They’ll match as close to the original as possible unless you request something new.

    Starting at £70

  • Full Resole

    Also called a ‘long sole’, this is a resole from the toe all the way back to the heel block. It also includes a reheel. It provides a like-new feeling and effectively restarts the clock on the shoe’s lifetime. Please be aware that this will remove any embossed branding on the original sole.

    £99

  • Leather Surface and Colour Restoration

    From holes and scratches to colour fade and transfer, this service is the crown jewel of our toolbox. Taking a less is more approach, preferring to let a few flaws show through rather than compromise the touch and feel of our favourite and most respected fabrics. Not all colour restoration will need surface restoration, but all surface restoration will need colour.

    Starting at £105

  • Broken Heels

    When the heel itself snaps, often at the most inopportune time, the whole piece may need replacing. The Restory will recover the heel in a material as close as possible to the original, or even a complementary material you wish. Additional sourcing costs may apply.

    Starting at £170

  • Recover Heels

    Step in a grate, walk over some gravel, sink into some grass or just have a pair of very well-loved heels? Not to worry. The Restory can recover the heel stem of stilettos or boots in new fabric or leather. Additional sourcing costs may apply.

    Starting at £105

Comfort, Protection And Longevity

Comfort, Protection And Longevity
  • Insoles and Undersocks

    An insole (or ‘sock’) is the leather or fabric sole glued to the shoe’s inside, the part you step into. The Restory can custom cut a fresh piece of leather or put padding under your existing one to add a cushion or help with fit. Please note this will remove any embossed or foiled branding, but sometimes The Restory can save fabric sewn-in tags.

    £25 - £55

  • Stretching Shoes and Boots

    Shoes are made to standard sizes but can need a little help getting adjusted to your exact foot shape and size. The Restory can stretch in all four directions and expedite the stretching that your foot would typically do over time. While this can make the breaking in process faster and more tolerable, they cannot stretch a shoe or boot a full size. Please also note The Restory cannot overstretch shoes without risk of damage.

    £30 - £40

  • Chamois Lining

    The thin piece of sheepskin or goatskin on the inside of the heel counter can bear a lot of ins and outs, ups and downs. Over time it eventually wears down and needs to be replaced. Combine this service with a resole and a clean and your favourite shoes will be like new.

    £55

  • Weatherproofing

    Looking to protect new shoes or loved ones after a clean or shoeshine? Top-of-the-line water repellents will be expertly applied in signature thin layers for extra protection from the elements.

    £17.50

Reimagine And Refashion

Reimagine And Refashion
  • Change Colour

    Whether mandated by damage or driven by a change of heart, sometimes an altogether new colour is what’s needed. The Restory can recolour in any colour darker than the original – the darker the colour, the more consistent the result. Some limitations do apply, and this service is not recommended for suede, nubuck or patent.

    Starting at £175

  • Dyeing Satin Shoes

    From giving new life to your wedding shoes to concealing an uncleanable stain, dyeing your satin shoes lets you fall in love with them over again. The Restory’s atelier artisans have developed a range of 20 colours for you to choose from. During this service all exterior satin will be dyed, ensuring careful application around beaded or detailed areas.

    £240

  • Bespoke Dyeing Satin Shoes

    Want your shoes to match a specific colour? Using your colour reference, The Restory will create swatches and work with you to dye your shoes the perfect colour. During this service all exterior satin will be dyed, ensuring careful application around beaded or detailed areas.

    £340