BEST SHOE REPAIR SHOP

click to enlarge Owner Moo H. Kim at Heel Sew Quik, BEST - SHOE REPAIR SHOP - photo by Carrie Waite - CARRIE WAITE
CARRIE WAITE
Owner Moo H. Kim at Heel Sew Quik, BEST SHOE REPAIR SHOP
photo by Carrie Waite

Heel Sew Quik

Though we´d never claim the stratospheric obsession of a Sarah Jessica Parker, it´s safe to say we love shoes. Our collections range from top quality, high-tech performance sandals (yes, you heard that right) to snazzy little leather kitten boots in colors unknown in the local drugstore´s shoe polish section. Only the good folks at Heel Sew Quik, a husband and wife team, are willing to debate with us over the difference between candy apple and brick red polish, and better yet, they get the job done while we shop. Many has been the time we´ve dropped off a bag of shoes at their door, traversed the mall, then come back to find half a dozen freshly fixed kicks waiting. And they´re honest. We once took in a much beloved Clark´s loafer that had been ravaged by the ice and salt of a northern winter and sported a huge crack across the entire sole. They broke it to us gently: The condition was terminal. The shoes could not be fixed. The shop also sports a tailor in the back, who will hem your trousers while you wait so you can show off your pretty new shoes to best advantage.

Heel Sew Quick, 2448 Tyrone Way, Tyrone Square Mall, St. Petersburg, 727-381-2006.