Tuesday, October 06, 2009

A Favorite Shoe Service Shop of Mine

I am one of those types of people who tends to hold onto something they like for quite a while. This is especially true for shoes. I find a handful of pairs of shoes that I like and I wear them, and wear them, and wear them out.

But after the soles are worn I'm still disinclined to give them up. My feet worked so hard to get them to where I want them to be, why should I have to start all over. This is where the genius of shoe repair comes into play....


"Great Pol, you got your shoes fixed. Sure they look shiny and awesome and wow you've got great taste, but seriously why should we care?"

Because this post isn't about my shoes it's about a great local business that keeps my shoes in good repair...

once again VOILA!!!

Pendergrass Family Shoe Repair up on Bearden hill is where i take my shoes when they need love. You've probably passed it 100 times and never really noticed it. It's in a non-descript strip mall with a couple of other shops that are similarly non-descript.

When you walk in the doors you get overwhelmed by the smell of shoe polish and other chemicals that nearly knocks you over. (Probably gives you brain cancer, but the outcome is worth the risk.)

The surroundings are nothing special, rather haphazard in organization and very much a "family" feel. Just tell them what you need done, or show them the problem, and they'll do the rest. If it can be fixed it will be and you'll soon be reconnected with a re-freshed and re-loved pair of shoes that are ready for another whirlwind tour of Knoxvegas.

Contact info: (No website or email, strictly shoes folks)

Pendergrass Family Shoe Repair
6707 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 588-0384


Jennifer Le' Shay Harper said...

Thank you!! A good cobbler is one that you trust and recommend to everyone. I will miss my cobbler in Athens, and am very happy to know of one here in Knoxville.

The Modern Gal said...

I see you have Birkenstocks there ... do they resole those? I have a pair that I love that need resoling.

The Pol said...

they sure do mg. In fact those little puppies have been re-heeled or resoled 4 time since i've owned them. I love them so much and I don't think they're made any more.

Anonymous said...

I love a good cobbler! Getting shoes repaired is one of the most gratifying experiences.

ck said...

Why do you wear black womens shoes?

And I read "Great Pol" it sounded like "Great Scot!" in my mind. I think new exclamation will soon take Knoxville by storm.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the great post! I have seriously been in need of a great shoe repair place! I'm gonna check it out stat! I'll letcha know how it goes!

cmp said...

They also repair many other items...like book bags, clothes, etc...really nice folks.

B said...

ck, i'm offended that you would consider those women's shoes.