Today's 'My Paris' features a fabulous place where you can have your shoes expertly repaired, altered or renewed...la maison Pulin.
Pulin is a family business established in 1946, and the knowledge of shoe making and repair has been passed from generation to generation.
Roger Vivier is one of many fashion houses who trust Pulin with their after sales services, and it was through RV I first came across Pulin. The did a fantastic job on resoling my Marlène and Belle Vivier pumps.
RV generously shared the address, and when it came to renewing the soles of my Hermès Jumping boots, I took them Pulin. In previous years I had them resoled by Hermès, but H only works with leather, and after a few sliding (and near falling) incidents, I longed for a firmer grip on the pavement
and decided this time on rubber soles instead.
Pulin is located very nearby the Rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré (in a little side street behind Madeleine), and so much more than just a shoe repair place. They also make made-to-measure shoes and alter your existing pairs, all done expertly by hand.
The small shop offers an array of shoe polish and brushes, laces, walking sticks, shoe trees and horns.
For my box leather boots, Monsieur recommended Saphir
As for the result, I could not be happier. Below my mocca boots when they were still new,
and here both pairs, ready for a winter full of walking, rain or shine!
The new soles, with a thickness of just 1.5 mm.
For those who are living out of town but plan a visit to Paris, you can always send your boots and shoes to Pulin a couple of weeks ahead of your stay, and then pick them up when in town. Or, if you are staying for a week, you could drop them in on a Monday, and collect them by the following Friday.
The cost of resoling both pairs was 88 EUR.
Pulin - Bottier
5 rue Chauveau Lagarde
Tel: +33 (1) 42 65 08 57
On the map... a very short walking distance from Hermès and Roger Vivier on FSH..
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