JD's Shoe repair was founded in 2009 by Julie Derrick, a cobbler trained in Portland under the tutelage of master cobblers. The original space was in a rehabilitated gas station on North Vancouver Ave. The shop has resided in its current location at 728 N Alberta since 2011
Working in local shoe repair shops formed the basis of Julie's cobbling skills, and she has been fortunate to be mentored by some of the most experienced cobblers in the region. The values that guide JD's shoe repair have been present from the start: a commitment to hard work, creative approaches to repair, and the notion that beloved and useful items can be reinforced and repaired rather than thrown to the wayside.
Shoe repair fits with Julie's core held ethic of maintaining and reusing rather than contributing to the ever larger heap of garbage in the world. JD's shoe repair focuses on the need to stay comfortable on our feet. The shop provides repairs and maintenance to working people and travelers of all kinds, from musicians and dancers to laborers and nurses. Shoe repair is for everyone, and the staff works to create a welcoming and supportive environment in the shop for anyone who needs their shoes to keep going a few more miles.
When you choose to do business with JD's Shoe Repair, we will do our best to provide quality work at fair prices. Our customers are our lifeline, and we make every effort to be clear, honest, and responsive to your needs. Be assured, that when you a choose shoe repair, no matter which shop does the work, you are supporting a small business. We don't get it right every time and we do take risks in working with unfamiliar materials, but we do try in all sincerity to meet your needs throughout the process. We value your business, and we support the craft of shoe repair to the fullest.