High quality shoe repair
Not just your regular shoe repairer
The Parigina team are highly skilled at shoe making and repairing. As shoe makers, we offer a repair service that is of a uniquely premium quality. We have machines that your average shoe repairer doesn't have access to, so you can trust us to bring your favourite shoes back to life.
The first thing we do after receiving shoes for repair is insert the correct-sized lasts. Lasts are a foot-shaped mould that we use make shoes, and they are also incredibly useful in shoe repairing as they re-mould the shoes back to their original shape. As shoemakers, we have a huge range of different sized and shaped lasts.
A sole press is a hydraulic machine that is used to press a sole firmly onto the body of a shoe. It produces an even pressure between the sole and the shoe ensuring they bond perfectly. Without this machine a repairer will just use a hammer, which isn't as durable or efficient as using a hydraulic sole press.
Goodyear welt stitcher
The Goodyear welt stitcher was a revolutionary machine when it was invented in 1869, as it allows shoes to be made in a traditional welted construction (invented around 1500) without having to hand stitch the sole. This construction is designed so the soles can be easily replaced, allowing your shoes to last a lifetime. If you have a high-quality Goodyear welted shoe, don't take them anywhere else.
Our trusted brands
Everything R.M. Williams
As one of the last genuine R.M.Williams repairers, we are able to replace every single component of your classic Australian boots. From the composite or leather sole, to the pull tags. We are one of the last repairers still supplied with every single component from R.M. Williams.
Invented in 1910, the Dainite sole is the original rubber sole. Designed in Britain to combine a formal aesthetic with the traction and grip you need in winter. These iconic studded soles are still the choice for many high-end brands.
Vibram have produced rubber soles since 1937. We stock a wide range of Vibram sole units as these are the standard sole on all Parigina rubber-soled shoes. They are lightweight and extremely comfortable.
JR leather products
Using the traditional method of oak bark tanning, JR soles and dovetail heels are renowned as the hardest-wearing leather products on the market. Founded in 1871, this fourth-generation German tannery produces a highly water-resistant and breathable material that is for those looking for something exceptional.
The famous French brand Topy is known for their range of protective and durable rubber materials. Still manufactured in France, their products come in a wide range of colours and thicknesses to perfectly suit your needs. They will prolong the life of any shoe.