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. Quick Cobbler is an authorized repair centre for many leading manufacturers of sport, dress, professional and casual footwear. 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, employing 12 shoe repairers.

Striving to grow, while offering the same high quality service experience, Ronald has now created two additional divisions of The Quick Cobbler: Northopedic (orthopedic shoe modifications and repairs) and SHUZ Canada (custom, handmade shoes, designed and crafted in-store).

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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430 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver, BC • 604.682.6354