Here is the schedule we share with our customers to ensure that the shoes they want to wear are ready when they want to wear them.
Since we’re in Wisconsin where we experience all four seasons we have divided this checklist into Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Going over your shoes and accessories before the season begins ensures that they’ll be ready when you reach for them.
Prepare for Autumn in June, July, and August
Check over fall shoes and boots.
Take anything that needs repair to your local cobbler in June to make sure you’re ready when the leaves turn. Fall tends to be one of the busiest times for cobblers and rush jobs may not be possible.
Clean, condition, and waterproof your shoes and boots as needed.
Check over book and lunch bags for back to school season.
Think Spring in December, January, and February
Check over spring shoes and rain jackets.
Take anything that needs repair to your local cobbler in December to make sure that it will be ready for the thaw.
Spring can get soggy. No time for holes in your soles.
Keep an eye on everyday things like work shoes and bags to make sure you catch damage before it gets really bad. It helps if you don’t have to bring in all of your shoes for repair at once.
It’s good to get in the habit of taking items in for repair as soon as possible. It’s easy to forget the damage only to find your favorite things unusable just when you need them.