Shoe Shining

There is nothing quite like a proper pair of leather shoes. Sadly, in today’s throwaway society there is an increasing trend in people buying cheaper shoes made from synthetics and with cemented soles. These shoes are OK if they are only expected to last for a few wearings, but it is much more sensible to invest in a good pair of shoes made from high quality leather which are also goodyear welted. If looked after properly, a shoe like this will last decades.

Healy & Son not only offers top quality hand crafted leather shoes as described above in the form of our range of Northampton made Barker Shoes, but also comprehensive range of shoe care services including restoration, shoe shining, custom patina work and even re-soling in collaboration with our local Village Cobbler, perfect to prolong the life of your shoes and keep them looking beautiful.

We are also proud to be the exclusive regional retailer of Saphir products, makers of the very finest shoe care products in the world. We carry stock of renovating creams, wax polishes, cleaning fluids, laces and the highest quality aromatic cedar shoe trees – all essential items to keep your favourite shoes looking great.

Please contact us prior to your visit to discuss your shoe care needs, and please scroll down to see some before & after transformations – shoe shining and patina is a widely unknown art form and this gallery will hopefully make it easier to envision just what is possible with our shoe care services!