“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.” - Jonas Salk

Since 1995, The Quick Cobbler has won over 10 Shoe Service Institute of America Craftsmanship awards, in categories ranging from Casual and Dress Shoe Repair, to Orthopedic Footwear Modifications. The Quick Cobbler has achieved the Canadian Blue Ribbon for Top Canadian and a Certificate of Achievement for Highest Standard of Excellence.

In 2013 The Quick Cobbler Staff won GOLD and BRONZE, and in 2015 Ronald Nijdam won another GOLD, in the Bi-Annual International SSIA Silver Cup Shoe Repair Competition.

We also have won a total of 16 Shoe Service Institute of America, Business, Marketing and Merchandising awards, three of which were Retailer of The Year.

Awards are nice and shiny, but take a look at these Testimonials, and see for yourself, how we really put ourselves into your shoes.


March 2015

I just had my climbing shoes resold last week and picked them up Friday in time for the weekend in Squamish. I just wanted to send a thank for the great customer service, getting them done in time for the weekend (when i know you were pretty busy and first told me you couldn’t have them finished until early this week), and for doing such a great job resoling them. I enjoyed two great days of climbing this weekend and the shoes felt great I even bust out into some run-out slabby terrain with confidence!). Thanks again and I will for sure take my next resole job to you guys and recommend you to other climbers looking for the job to be done well.

Lorraine (Squamish)


October 2014

Ron….RON!!! These are absolutely, unquestionably, UNBELIEVABLE!!!! You have more than surpassed my wildest expectations. I cannot thank you enough. I received them this morning and the craftsmanship left me speechless! I seriously dont have the words to properly thank you. These are goign to change my life. I taught this weekend for about 12 hours, and my feet are KILLING me this morning. I immediately put the shoes on and the relief I already feel is immeasurable. Again, thank you. I’ll be in touch again. With the magic you’ve spun, I would love to send a couple more pairs to you.
With deepest gratitude,

Matt (from Chicago)


September 2014

Very sad story. Very great ending! This summer our son got married and he wore his Grandpa’s wedding shoes. 59 years old and in perfect condition. Saved for such a precious occasion. JOY! Until the new puppy chewed the toe of one amazing shoe. AGONY! Crying i ran to a local repair place only to be told there was NO hope at all. Late into the night I found The Quick Cobbler online. Couldn’t sleep with all the crying (that i was doing :) ) I sent photo’s and an email to Ron and he quickly answered that they most likely could help me. A full hour drive into Vancouver and a happy smile from Ron changed the world again. A few days later the shoes were delivered to our door. JOY! They are perfect! Perfect! If Ron can do this so very well I would recommend this store above all and will drive as far as need be with our things. Ron, if there were more than 5 stars, i would post the extra’s for you.



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