viceroy wrote:What's wrong with the cobblers on Merkland Street? I've used them several times without cause for complaint. Is it just because they use staples? I suppose they all do that nowadays.
There's also a cobblers in Shawlands, on Kilmarnock Road just at Pollokshaws East Station. Supposed to have a good reputation from what I've heard, although I can't vouch for this personally.
I wear R&M Williams boots. Barring three or four special occasions a year, they are the only footwear I use. For two reasons.
1) They are the most comfortable footwear I've ever owned. And;
2) The soles last at least a year. If I buy UK shoes/boots, I'm looking at the soles wearing out in two months, three months max. I'm then paying twenty quid or so to get them soled and heeled. And repeat every two or three months.
It costs sixty quid to get the Williams boots soled 'n' heeled. And it's a bloody bargain, I tell you.
"it's just that, in 1979, people shouldn't be allowed to get away with this sort of thing."