About Us


It all started in 1932...

with Derk Nijdam, back in the Netherlands.

No longer able to work as a firefighter, Derk found employment with his uncle, a shoe maker, and went to school at the same time to eventually receive his Diploma Master Shoe Repairer.

Derk's son, Anne ('Ah-nuh') Nijdam, followed in his father's footsteps and in turn, his son, Ronald, did the same. Ronald immigrated to Canada and The Quick Cobbler Ltd. has been a fixture in Vancouver since 1984.

We keep busy doing repairs for local Vancouver customers and also do a lot of Mail Order Shoe Repairs with customers from New Brunswick to Alaska to Hollywood.

The Quick Cobbler is an authorized repair centre for many leading manufacturers of sport, dress, professional and casual footwear, as well as the preferred cobbler for most local quality shoe stores.

The Quick Cobbler team is also on-call to the theatre production, television and movie industry for repairs and some really interesting footwear modifications.

The fourth generation, Patrick and Thomas Nijdam, Ronald’s two sons, are also part of the Quick Cobbler Team, both working at the shop since they were teenagers. With a wealth of experience, The Nijdam’s have establish The Quick Cobbler as the place to get any, and all, shoes repaired expertly. Starting with a shop the size of a walk-in fridge, Ronald has grown The Quick Cobbler, now encased in a large store front, currently employing 12 shoe repairers.

The Quick Cobbler Ltd.,

Fourth Generation Craftsmanship, Quality Shoe Repair since 1932.

Quick Cobbler Ltd. is a member of the Pedorthic Footcare Association, and a charter member of the Shoe Service Institute of America.


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Quick Cobbler Ltd.
430 West 2nd Ave,
Vancouver BC
Canada, V5Y 1E2

tel: 604-682-6354

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430 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC • 604.682.6354 • Monday 9am to 6pm, Tuesday - Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm