Quality repair
& custom services
since 1948

Arlington's Finest Shoe Repair Shop



We take great pride in our repair process. Key element to our process is in understanding why your shoes needs repair in the first place. When we take that approach, we can make repairs that are long lasting rather than short lived. We love having you here, but with another pair of shoes or boots. We look forward to being your hometown repair shop for all your leather needs. MORE


With over 60 years of combined development and repair experience, we consider ourselves craftsmen. We are generational craftsmen having learned the art of boot-making and shoe repair from our fathers, and our fathers from their fathers. Because of this, deconstructing and enhancing boots and shoes is second nature to us. We love bringing leather back to life! We clean, polish, restore, and can even add a splash of color to your personal leather goods. MORE

Custom Services

We don’t just repair your leather goods and boots. Our team of leather artisans can custom craft anything from boots, to saddles, to car interiors. We look forward to creating a high quality and special leather good for you that’s sure to last. Can’t find boots that fit properly? Let our craftsmen construct a pair of custom boots for you. Never worry about an improper fit again. Our services go beyond just custom boot modifications. MORE

Our repair and specialty services include:

- Custom Repair
- Soles: Full or Half (Leather, Rubber, Crepe)
- ​Dye (leather and satin)
- Heels ​​​​​​​
- Shines/Polishing ​​​​​
- Stretch
- Protector Soles
- ​​​​​Elastic
- Purses & ​​​​​​​Luggage

At Van’s we fix the soles and heels of your shoes or boots – as a result of normal wear.  But if the dog ate your shoes . . . we can fix that too!

We offer a wide variety of repair and custom services for both shoes and personal items. We discuss your needs ahead of time and offer you the best options – our craftsmen will restore your items to as new as possible!


Back To Life!

We clean, polish, restore and can even add a splash of color to your personal items including:

  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Handbags
  • Luggage & Travel Bags
  • Leather Belts
  • … and more.

Can’t find boots that fit properly? Van’s craftsmen are custom boot makers. We custom-design your boots so they fit you perfectly!

But our services go beyond JUST custom boot modifications:

Handbags – We adjust and repair straps, or add a new strap for comfort!
Belts – We fix and adjust belts so they fit just right!