Recrafting Program

Only the best.

In our quest to provide the best in shoe care, Kirby Allison has partnered with a 17-time award-winning, third-generation cobbler to launch an exclusive recrafting and repair service using only the finest materials and best craftsmanship.

All shoes will be fully inspected and meticulously repaired using JR Rendenbach oak-bark tanned outsoles and combination heels. Extra care is taken to ensure outsoles are restitched through original welt holes in order to further preserve and prolong the life of the shoe. Every pair can be fitted with optional Lulu or Triumph toe plates and with invisible channel stitching.

Upon completion, every pair will be fully conditioned and polished using Saphir Medaille d’Or shoe polish and have their shoelaces replaced with our own Kirby Allison Sovereign Grade shoelaces. No detail is spared in our quest to provide the highest-quality recrafting and resoling service in the United States.


Recrafted to the SSIA Silver Cup Standard

Your shoes will be thoroughly recrafted by our award-winning cobbler to the SSIA Silver Cup contest standards, for which he also serves as a judge. The SSIA Silver Cup is the most prestigious award for the shoe repair trade and specifies that shoes should be repaired to their original condition.


JR Rendenbach Oak-Bark Tanned Outsoles

Our recrafting program exclusively uses JR Rendenbach’s oak-bark tanned outsoles, which are widely considered to be the best outsoles in the world. Using a traditional tanning process that takes over a year to complete, JR outsoles are regarded for their combination of longevity and flexibility.


All Cork Filling Repaired or Replaced

We don’t simply resole your shoes. Every pair is thoroughly inspected once opened. Any damaged corking is fully stripped and replaced while corking in good condition is saved in order to preserve the original comfort and fit only achieved once a shoe has molded to the foot.


New Sovereign Grade Shoelaces and a complete Saphir Shoe Shine

Every pair of shoes that passes through our recrafting program will receive a full Saphir shoe shine using Saphir Renovateur, Pommadier Cream Polish, and Pate de Luxe wax to ensure that they are returned in perfect condition. In addition, all shoelaces will be replaced with our Kirby Allison Sovereign Grade Laces.


Optional Triumph or Lulu Toe Plates

For those who walk extensively in their shoes, add a pair of Triumph brass or Lulu stainless toe plates during the repair process to extend the lifetime of your shoes.

 


Recrafting Options

Kirby Allison Certified Recrafting

Our Kirby Allison Silver Cup Recrafting will return your shoes to like-new condition. Your shoes will be extensively and thoroughly recrafted by our award-winning cobbler to the SSIA Silver Cup contest standards. After a complete inspection, your shoes will be deconstructed and fully repaired, conditioned, and polished before being returned in Hanger Project shoe bags. We use only the highest-quality JR Rendenbach oak-bark tanned outsoles and combination heels.

Sovereign Grade Recrafting

Our Kirby Allison Sovereign Grade Recrafting is for those special pairs of shoes that demand additional attention and only the highest-quality workmanship. Only the highest-quality JR Rendenbach oak-bark tanned outsoles and combination heels. Our soles will be sewn on with an invisible channel stitch, where the leather is peeled back and reglued flat in order to conceal the sole stitching. Upon completion, every pair will be fully conditioned and polished using Saphir Medaille d’Or shoe polish.


 

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