Repair shoes


Reshape shoes, restitch worn seams, attach new heels or soles. Polish and clean shoes afterwards.

Alternative labels

repairing shoes
fix shoes
repair shoe

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Repair shoes is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Shoe repairer: Shoe repairers repair and renew deteriorated footwear and other items like belts or bags. They use hand tools and specialised machinery to add soles and heels, replace worn-out buckles and clean and polish shoes.

Optional skill

Repair shoes is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Repair shoes – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022