“The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.” - Jonas Salk
Since 1995, The Quick Cobbler has won 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 in the Bi-Annual International SSIA Silver Cup Shoe Repair Competition. In 2015 Ronald Nijdam won another GOLD and in 2017 Ronald won a third GOLD and his son Patrick Nijdam a BRONZE. This was followed in 2019 by Patrick winning a SILVER and Ronald winning the Robert DiRinaldo Grand Silver Cup (The top North American prize: better than GOLD!).
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:
Brought in a pair of cowboy boots to get modified. The staff were extremely helpful and did a great job on the boots. Will definitely be going back.
Excellent service. I mailed my 25 year old Blundstones in for resoling. I received a call the moment they arrived with a quote and an estimated ship date. I received them back in the mail on time, complete with a handwritten thank you card by Jess. Excellent quality Vibram Soles, better than the original. My big thank you Quick Cobbler!
Researched for a cobbler that recrafts vintage shoes with JR soles, and found this place. Sent in vintage Florsheim shell cordovan shoes that needed a lot of work. Ron did fantastic work (recraft, new leather on heels and sides inside, and other fixing). I am very happy with the end result. The store is busy but that is a good sign!
I brought in a pair of Blundstones: the sole was completely destroyed after wearing them for years and then storing them for a while because no shoe repair shop in Quebec wanted to repair them. When i moved to Vancouver I found this shop and I was happy to be able to prolong the life of my boots! They did a really good job and even if it's a bit pricey it's still better than buying a new pair (and let the other, which still had good leather, go to waste...). The service was great and the boots are like new!
Great work resoling my Red Wing Weekender Chukka’s.
Great service. Did an excellent job repairing my dance shoes.
Fixed my motorcycle boots with new front sole and toe area. Better than new and great service. Saved me $250 from buying a new pair boots. Highly recommend.
These brilliant craftspeople have saved my favourite boots (again) - this is how to keep things usable and save waste and also, to hang on to awesome boots - thank you!!!!
I sent a pair of Blundstones by mail to be re-soled. I was impressed by the care and workmanship shown by Quick Cobbler, which was refreshing in this day and age of disposable devices. In my view, Quick Cobbler is well worth the money and offers a valuable service!
With deepest gratitude,
I brought my worn down hiking boots to quick cobbler and they did an outstanding job putting on a vibram sole to replace the worn out sole. It has been 2 years with regular and not so gentle use and the soles are still holding up! Quick cobbler extended the life of my expensive hiking boots and I am happy with the investment I made in their service. I recommend this cobbler to all of my family and friends.
I recently sent 2 more pairs of dress shoes for Ron and team to recraft. A pair of Dacks, and Royal Tweed by Cheaney.
The work was done on time. The soles were flush with the new cat paw heels. Ron even gave me a tour of his operations. There are many good reasons why he has such a thriving business with 10 cobblers.
I highly recommend QC for your shoe repair. And gentlemen - you can trust your finer dress shoes to this cobbler team.
Very nice job on the flush mounted toe plates! These guys are the only ones in western Canada with enough skill and experience to pull it off. They do it the proper way, with screws, not with the cheap, nailed on crap everyone else uses. Highly recommend!