Looking for a traditional cobbler

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Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby slmkhoo » Mon May 25, 2015 8:49 am

Can anyone recommend a traditional cobbler, preferably in the central/west areas? Not the Mr Minit type of cobbler. I am looking for someone to resole a pair of man's leather shoes.

I know there is one at Holland Village, but he's probably more expensive? What about Chinatown, Clementi, Jurong East etc?

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Re: Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon May 25, 2015 8:53 am

slmkhoo wrote:Can anyone recommend a traditional cobbler, preferably in the central/west areas? Not the Mr Minit type of cobbler. I am looking for someone to resole a pair of man's leather shoes.

I know there is one at Holland Village, but he's probably more expensive? What about Chinatown, Clementi, Jurong East etc?


I normally just use glue to resole myself. You must use the right kind of glue - the yellowish type that require drying for 10 minutes before pasting. Not sure what it is called.

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Re: Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby slmkhoo » Mon May 25, 2015 9:05 am

ChiefKiasu wrote:
slmkhoo wrote:Can anyone recommend a traditional cobbler, preferably in the central/west areas? Not the Mr Minit type of cobbler. I am looking for someone to resole a pair of man's leather shoes.

I know there is one at Holland Village, but he's probably more expensive? What about Chinatown, Clementi, Jurong East etc?


I normally just use glue to resole myself. You must use the right kind of glue - the yellowish type that require drying for 10 minutes before pasting. Not sure what it is called.

Tried with an all-purpose glue, but didn't work. I guess I could get that "yellow" glue, but my husband prefers to resole because the sole is also quite worn.

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Re: Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby Nebbermind » Mon May 25, 2015 9:23 am

I thought I've seen one in Bukit Batok recently, somewhere aroundt he marketplace nearby St Luke Hosp. Can't be sure but maybe someone living around there can confirm.

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Re: Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby siewzhenmom » Mon May 25, 2015 9:28 am

KIPS N KWIK at junction 8. Hubby has been using his skills for many years.

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Re: Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby straffan23 » Mon May 25, 2015 1:40 pm

Dunlop glue!

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Re: Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby Imami » Mon May 25, 2015 3:47 pm

Slmkhoo,

Not sure if it's too far for you. There's one uncle at bishan central blk 510 (somewhere near skp).

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Re: Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby zilojian » Mon May 25, 2015 4:19 pm

Hi slmkhoo,

I know there is a traditional cobbler aound Clementi Ave 2 area (just outside the NTUC supermarket). You can try it there..

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Re: Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby Shin Yan » Mon May 25, 2015 4:27 pm

There is one at Tanglin Halt Food Centre (near Commonwealth Mrt), beside the shophouse.

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Re: Looking for a traditional cobbler

Postby slmkhoo » Mon May 25, 2015 4:56 pm

Thanks everyone! My husband found a couple in the Chinatown area, but they said that the shoes can't be re-soled. Not too sure what the reason is. Maybe I should get the strong glue and see how long it lasts.

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