The best traditional leather/repair man in Hong Kong is nestled in a tiny booth near Pedder Street next to Central MTR exit D2. Surrounded by shoes of all kinds and providing all manner of fix it services, Mr. Wong at Shing Do Shoe Repair will speedily resole men’s leather shoes, put red vibrams on your Louboutins for hkd$100 (at date of writing), punch holes in your belts and sew up the broken handles of your favourite leather bag when others won’t.
Highly in demand, he offers his services from behind small mountains of shoes and is both reasonably priced and excellent in quality. Don’t bother to haggle with him because he’s worth every dollar.
There’s usually a short queue of smartly dressed execs happily placing orders or waiting around 5-10minutes for the return of their freshly redressed brogues or high heels.
Return time is about a week for a pair of shoes, on average.
Mr. Wong’s expert and experienced enough to be able to shine, sole and fix such a range of things that you’ll want to save his details and go back time and again for all your shoe and leather needs.
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