Monday, 8 November 2010


'We don’t want to modernise. We don’t want to go modern, we’re not a heel bar. We’re going back to the beginning of the nineteenth century. There’s a lot of people bringing vintage shoes and we can take them apart and put them back together again. There’s nothing we can’t do to a pair of shoes here.' Ken Hines, cobbler at Well Heeled, Bethnal Green, London E2.

Quote from this piece from Spitalfields Life on the work of cobblers in the area.

As the tag from many a reputable cobbler reads: 'Shoes worth wearing are worth repairing.'

Image from Spitalfields Life