Brand

Christian Louboutin logo

Service

Sole protection, heel cleaning and heel tip repair

Customer location

Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, Queensland

The shoes

These Christian Louboutin Follies Strauss heels perfectly embody Christian Louboutin’s style and craftsmanship. They are perfect for special occasions, and in this case they were worn by the customer on her wedding day. They were worn only once, but the heels and leather soles had already become visibly damaged.

When this customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis / quote, we reviewed the photos she submitted and offered to clean the heels, replace the heel tips and repair the soles — applying a layer of protective, durable rubber to allow the heels to be worn again and again without the fear of further damaging the soles.

Sole repair and protection

A common problem with Louboutin heels concerns the longevity of the signature red leather heels. The heels are known for these red soles and yet they tend to wear quite quickly, as the red leather comes to be replaced with prominent scuffs within only one or two wears. So what we typically recommend, and what we did here, was restore the leather soles as much as possible (this is generally only possible where the scuffing is reasonably light) and then apply thin rubber soles on top of the leather soles — these soles are highly durable and made specifically to match the Louboutin red.

Heel tip replacement

With much of the weight absorbed by a tiny surface area at the bottom of the heel tips, it is perhaps understandable that they would be totally destroyed by the end of a wedding day. What we did was replace the heel tips with matching heel tip replacements made specifically for Louboutins, but enjoying slightly more girth for greater longevity and protection to the heels above the heel tips.

Heel cleaning and restoration

The heels had become dirty as the heels dug into grass and the back of the shoes rubbed up against various things. We used a water-based natural cleaner to remove the dirt and treat the surrounding areas for stains and effectively restore the material around the heels and the backs of each shoe.


Have a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes needing repair or restoration?

Our experienced craftsmen have been trusted by not only generations of Australians but also local and international brands (including Versace and Canali) with the repair and restoration of luxury designer shoes since 1955. If you have a beloved pair of Christian Louboutin shoes in need of repair or restoration, ask us for a free diagnosis/quote by completing our online order form — where you can upload photos of the shoes and let us know exactly what you would like done to them, or let us advise you on what the shoes needs based on the photos.

SoleHeeled serves all of Australia through its free 2-way shipping service:

  1. Order online: Answer a few questions to get an instant quote and complete your order.

  2. Send your shoes: Drop your shoes off at a local post office for free packaging and shipping to us..

  3. We repair: A team of experienced cobblers will carefully repair your shoes.

  4. We return: We'll deliver your repaired shoes to you, wherever you are in Australia.


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