SoleHeeled offers convenient and affordable Valentino Garavani shoe repairs by Australia’s best craftsmen, with free shipping to your door. This case study outlines how we recently restored a customer’s Valentino Garavani shoes.

Valentino Garavani Shoe Restoration


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Flats leather cleaning, conditioning and colour restoration

Customer location

Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, Queensland

The shoes

The Valentino Garavani 'Rockstud' flats are an iconic pair of Italian-made shoes with a cool, iconic design and a hefty price tag. The calf leather on these shoes is some of the highest quality you can find, and we have no doubt that these shoes were carefully looked after by their owner. And yet, over time, even the most careful of us are prone to failing to maintain quality leather as it ages and to scratching and scuffing our shoes while wearing them.

When this customer reached out to us for a free diagnosis/quote, we reviewed the photos she submitted and offered to restore the leather — cleaning the shoes thoroughly before conditioning the leather and touching up / recolouring those areas affected by scratches, scuffs and discolouration.

Leather cleaning and conditioning

We cleaned the shoes, inside and out, to remove all traces of dirt, before proceeding to condition the leather so as to get it looking and feeling fresh and supple. Calfskin leather in particular should be regularly conditioned in order to avoid having the leather become dry and crack/tear with age and even protect the leather from stains and water damage — this means applying conditioner about once every couple of months. We stock a range of high-quality leather conditioners. Feel free to let us know if you would like us to send back a unit or two with your restored shoes. 

Leather recolouring

With a clean and conditioned leather base, we custom mixed a colour to match the original colour of the shoes before polishing out the scuffs and scratches and recolouring the areas affected by discolouration.

Have a pair of Valentino Garavani 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 Valentino 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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