Austin >Austin Shoe Hospital
Since 1906, Austin Shoe Hospital & Cobblestone Shoe Hospital of San Antonio have been providing quality shoe and boot repair in Texas and our proud family tradition continues today. We will bring that "new shoe" look, and keep the same "broke-in" feel. With over 100-years of shoe and boot repair experience, and our talented craftsman will handle your favorite footwear with the upmost care and attention. Let us resole, reheel, repair, and or completely refurbish any shoe or boot in your closet. We also offer a wide variety of services on belts, purses, & luggage. Come by one of our stores in Austin or San Antonio and see how the world's largest & most experienced shoe repair company, can make those comfortable old shoes look like new. And if you can't get to one of our stores store, check-out our Online Mail-In Store & get the same great service at your front door! …
This place not only fixes shoes, but offers leather cleaning for purses! They've also rescued some dance shoes of mine that I've owned since the late '90s -- an impressive feet. Er, feat.
I'm so glad I found this place. These guys can fix anything wrong with your shoes. Very friendly and reasonably priced. They even fixed some luggage if mine that was on its last leg. I also love how they have multiple locations and they open early!
Worst Customer Service EVER. I hate even giving them 1 start. I do believe that the negative comments below are stated correctly and fairly. First off, the work is okay but the prices are way too expensive. I bought a Groupon $25 for $50 and that didn't really matter. Second, Caleb aka Mr. Cheerful is one of the rudest people I have ever come across in customer service. It would have killed him to crack a smile each time I came in and unfortunately I had to deal with him each time. Finally, when the quality of the work fell short of my expectations of what I was paying ($30 orthodics) he replied "I'll speak with the manager to see if he wants to do anything about it." Really? See if he wants to do anything about it? SO I guess customer satisfaction is not high on their list. I will never spend one more dollar with them at any of their stores. I will look to do business elsewhere.
Mediocre and Pricey..
Quality was mediocre, that is when one would take in account the price I was charged for the work.
Next time I would make sure that the convenience doesn't win over researching for a competitive price. Lesson learned, one thing is for sure, I'm not going back!
Best Service at a Reasonable Price. The staff at the Austin Shoe Hospital are extremely friendly and professional. They are great at explaining what needs to be done and what options are available to you to repair your shoes or make a briefcase or piece of luggage look like new again. I always go away feeling that I recieved a good value for the service that was delivered. If you try them once, you will keep going back.
Small Town Feeling in a Big City. Our family has been going to Austin Shoe Hospital since we have been in Austin - over 15 years. Joe and his staff are great. The service is great - of course Joe makes the place!! He always has a smile on his face - he calls everybody by name. They do amazing work.....the shoes look new when you get them back!!!! Many thanks Joe and staff for all your continued work and service all these years......
Sole Service. I've been going to The Austin Shoe Hospital for 20 years and I always receive great service and a quality job. Joe, the manager, always recognizes me and says hello. And by the way, this is a locally owned and family operated company. Austin Shoe Hospital will always have my business.
Your shoes don't have to retire!.
I love Austin Shoe Hospital. I can't tell you how many shoes I've taken there that I had no hope of recovering, only to see them emerge as gorgeous as when I bought them. Amazing!
Pros: Fantastic service, quick turn-around time.
Con: Wish prices were more compatible with my budget, although to their credit, they do quote you the price beforehand.
Thank you for your kind words. We love to hear that you love Austin Shoe Hospital and that you are pleased with the repair work you've received to date. Thank you for your feedback and your continued business.
Poor Quality & Over-priced. Took my golf shoes in to get the soles reattached. I though $45 was excessive but was willing to pay to have it done professionally. Picked them up and there was dried glue all over my shoes. Guy said that was pretty standard. What? I probably could have done an equally bad job myself with a $3 tube of rubber cement and a paint brush.
Thank you for your feedback. We do try and provide our customers with the best service and quality shoe repair work possible. However, we do acknowledge that not everybody is perfect 100% of the time and sometimes we fall short. In those situations, please feel free to contact us and we will see what we can do to address your concerns and resolve the issue within reason. Thank you for your feedback and your continued business.
Best service I've ever had..
Best service I've ever had. I've taken three pairs of my favorite boots here already.
The latest thing that impressed me... Have some smooth tan ostrich that needed the Heel capped, usually takes three days. I mentioned I wanted to wear them at the State Convention 6/6/08... Came back at 3pm to pick up another pair of boots and they went ahead and got the ostrich boots done too. I was extremely happy
Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you were satisfied with the level of service you received and that you received your boots in time for the State Convention. Rodeo season is happening right now, feel free to bring them by for some polishing and any necessary repair work!
I won't be going back... disorganized and lack of service.
I am not happy with ASH? I brought new wheeled Eddie Bauer duffle bag under warranty for them to fix. ASH said it would be several weeks before they would be able to work on it since they would have to order the part and that they would call me when my luggage was fixed. No problem? except they never called. I went by there several months later and showed them my claim ticket to ask about my item. They couldn't find it ! They searched for about ten minutes before finding it in the back, on the top shelf. It was long forgotten and not fixed. They apologized and said they would call the manufacturer for the part and call me when it was ready. Well, months later, no call?
When I inquired about my luggage on my third trip to their store, they couldn?t find it (again). I was told that because it had been there for a while, it was thrown out or donated. I asked why no one called me before making such a drastic move and I was told they do call several times before getting rid of items. Well, I never got a call. Do you see a pattern?
I do admit I should have been more diligent about checking up on my item. However, I do believe that a business needs to keep their word. Their word is their livelyhood. If they say they will call, then they need to follow through. If they have something they cannot fix, they should be upfront instead of ignoring it. They had two separate incidents where they said they would contact me but never did. They also said they call people before getting rid of their items, but I never got a call. People are busy and will forget! ASH never apologized nor offered to reimburse me for my brand new luggage. Funny thing is that I bought it on clearance for about $20 (75% off), and that would have been all I asked for. Heck, I would have even been happy with a sincere apology. However, their lousy attitude, lack of organization, and lack of customer service has led me to post a negative review. I do not recommend them nor will I ever go there again.
Thank you for your feedback. We do try and provide our customers with the best service possible.. However, we do acknowledge that not everybody is perfect 100% of the time and sometimes we fall short. In those situations, please feel free to contact us and we will see what we can do to address your concerns and resolve the issue within reason. Thank you for your feedback and your continued business.
Extend the life of your shoes forever!. Before Austin Shoe Hospital, I would buy new dress shoes frequently. Not anymore. They can repair my worn-out shoes and bring them back to life (over and over again). Their service is friendly and they do very nice work. I have been using them for a couple of years now, and I highly recommend them. They are pricey, but not as expensive as buying new shoes frequently.
We are pleased to hear that you are happy with your shoe repair services and that you've been able to "breathe some new life" into your dress shoes. We agree that the cost of repair work outweighs the cost of shopping for and purchasing new shoes. Plus, it's difficult to replace a favorite pair that is already broken in. Thank you for your continued business!
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