Welcome to Derek's Shoe Repair

We are a locally owned shoe repair shop located in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1972, Derek’s has remained committed to providing quality repairs and friendly service to Portland locals and visitors alike for over 50 years. We offer a range of services, including preventative care (protective oversoles, heel plates, water/stain repellent treatments), sole/heel repairs, shoe shines and boot cleaning, shoe stretching, and minor handbag repair (see our Services section below for a list of our most common repairs). Derek’s also carries a variety of shoe care products and tools, including polishes and waxes, brushes, leather cleaners and conditioners, insoles, laces, cedar shoe trees, and much more. Need something for your home kit? Swing by!

We are a locally owned shoe repair shop located in Downtown Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1972, Derek’s has remained committed to providing quality repairs and friendly service to Portland locals and visitors alike for over 50 years. We offer a range of services, including preventative care (protective oversoles, heel plates, water/stain repellent treatments), sole/heel repairs, shoe shines and boot cleaning, shoe stretching, and minor handbag repair (see our Services section below for a list of our most common repairs). Derek’s also carries a variety of shoe care products and tools, including polishes and waxes, brushes, leather cleaners and conditioners, insoles, laces, cedar shoe trees, and much more. Need something for your home kit? Swing by!

Our Services

Phone or email quotes are not guaranteed until item(s) are seen in-person by a Derek’s representative.
Have a special project? Give us a call, and we’ll see what we can do!

  • Same-Day Shoe Shine
  • Shoe Shine
  • Boot Shine
  • Leather Conditioning
  • Suede Shampoo
  • Leather Shampoo
  • Protective Half Sole (Topy)
  • Protective Full Sole
  • JR Leather Half Sole
  • JR Leather Full Sole
  • Rubber Half Sole
  • Rubber Full Sole
  • Vibram / Specialty Full Sole
  • Birkenstock Full Sole
  • Glue Sole
  • Toe Buildup
  • Dowel Heel Taps
  • Heel Block Build-Up
  • Rubber Heel Lift Replacement
  • Leather/Rubber Combo Heel Lift
  • Vibram & Specialty Heel Lifts

  • Vibram & Specialty Whole Heels
  • Plastic Heel Plates
  • Metal Heel Plates
  • Bag Conditioning & Shine
  • Bag Cleaning & Conditioning
  • Bag Water Protection
  • Add Belt Holes
  • Shorten Belt
  • New Elastic / Velcro
  • New Rivet / Snap / Eyelet

  • Specialty Hardware Replacement N/A

    Please give us a call at the shop

  • Replace Stitching
  • Patch Repair
  • Zipper Repair
  • Zipper Replacement N/A

    Please give us a call at the shop

  • General Stretch

    Width, Instep, and Length

  • Specialty Stretch

    To accommodate a bunion or hammertoe

  • Boot Shaft Stretching

At Derek’s we offer two types of orthopedic lift designs.

First, with a lift on top, we will add the lift to the outermost layer of the existing sole.
The second orthopedic lift design is an integrated lift, where we separate the existing sole material and insert the lift in between.

Please call the shop or stop by with the shoe you want augmented for more information.

Shines & Cleaning
  • Same-Day Shoe Shine
  • Shoe Shine
  • Boot Shine
  • Leather Conditioning
  • Suede Shampoo
  • Leather Shampoo
Sole Repair
  • Protective Half Sole (Topy)
  • Protective Full Sole
  • JR Leather Half Sole
  • JR Leather Full Sole
  • Rubber Half Sole
  • Rubber Full Sole
  • Vibram / Specialty Full Sole
  • Birkenstock Full Sole
  • Glue Sole
  • Toe Buildup
Heel Repair
  • Dowel Heel Taps
  • Heel Block Build-Up
  • Rubber Heel Lift Replacement
  • Leather/Rubber Combo Heel Lift
  • Vibram & Specialty Heel Lifts

  • Vibram & Specialty Whole Heels
  • Plastic Heel Plates
  • Metal Heel Plates
Accessories
  • Bag Conditioning & Shine
  • Bag Cleaning & Conditioning
  • Bag Water Protection
  • Add Belt Holes
  • Shorten Belt
  • New Elastic / Velcro
  • New Rivet / Snap / Eyelet

  • Specialty Hardware Replacement N/A

    Please give us a call at the shop

  • Replace Stitching
  • Patch Repair
  • Zipper Repair
  • Zipper Replacement N/A

    Please give us a call at the shop

Stretching
  • General Stretch

    Width, Instep, and Length

  • Specialty Stretch

    To accommodate a bunion or hammertoe

  • Boot Shaft Stretching

Orthopedic

At Derek’s we offer two types of orthopedic lift designs.

First, with a lift on top, we will add the lift to the outermost layer of the existing sole.
The second orthopedic lift design is an integrated lift, where we separate the existing sole material and insert the lift in between.

Please call the shop or stop by with the shoe you want augmented for more information.

Customer Reviews

  • Andrew
    5 months ago
    I’ve been coming to Derek’s shoe repair for years now and could not be happier with the results and the customer experience. Jessica and her team do wonderful work and I’m so happy I discovered...
  • Lourra Imamura
    a month ago
    I was worried about having my designer shoes repaired due to another shoe repair place that did a subpar job. I am so glad that I was referred to Derek’s. Jessica was amazing to work with and not...
  • Lucas Kerper
    2 years ago
    They're two weeks out, but I dropped off my dress shoes to get new heels/soles put on them. The price was reasonable, and a free polish is included. I haven't received them back yet, but am looking...
  • Mr. x24
    3 months ago
    They specialize in treating and preserving red bottom shoes. They show so much passion in their work and knowledge. So refreshing and very proud to support a female owned business.
  • Barbie Swensen
    6 months ago
    This is the best place to take your leather goods. I take all of my designer shoes and handbags to Jessica. She does beautiful work. She is professional, friendly and just a super nice person. You...

Get In touch

Please call 503.226.0765 , or stop by the shop with any questions you may have, we’d be happy to assist!
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed

Derek’s Shoe Repair will be closed from Saturday December 23rd – Monday January 1st, 2024 to celebrate the Christmas holiday and the new year. We will reopen for our regular hours on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2024.

We hope you have a magical holiday season, and please stay healthy,
safe, & kind!

Cheers – Jessica & David