New York does a number on shoes. The city streets and cobblestones tear them up. I only sporadically wear heels - there has to be a guarantee of a cab both ways - and have instead invested in good quality, comfortable, and I hope stylish shoes that I can walk for miles in. I had another fantastic experience at my favorite shoe repair shop this week and had to post about it. I discovered Yakub Shoe Repair on Sullivan Street when I lived close by. Yakub is from Uzbekistan and works with his son on all the repairs. Shoes that I bring in looking like trash are returned to me like new. But he's also honest - if he can't fix something and it's beyond repair, he will tell you. Plus, his prices are very reasonable, he's across the street from Peanut Butter & Co. if you need a PBJ fix, and you can also get keys made and your dry cleaning done in the same tiny New York space. And he loves my dog.