Over Christmas my father gave me two pairs of wingtips (black and brown) that he no longer needed now that he's retired. Apparently he hadn't been wearing them much before retirement either based on the thick coating of dust.
I brought the shoes back to Austin and had some work done (new heels on one and new soles on the other) at Golden Slipper (did a good job). The guy at GS had cleaned the shoes a bit, but they still weren't in interview condition. I bought some shoe shine gear and gave it a go myself...horrible results. The shoes looked even worse because the polish got stuck in all the little holes and I'm awful at shining shoes.
I dropped the shoes off at Robert's location on W. 6th (try to call ahead if you can) on a Friday and didn't need them back right away, so I met him at 100 Congress on a Tuesday. Long story, trying to be short, but failing...the shoes looked amazing.
The shoes have to be 30 years or older and while I won't go as far to say they look brand new, they do look infintely better than I thought they would when I dropped them off after my aborted attempt at polishing them myself.
Great, great work. $8 a pair. I'm not sure what the going rate is, but it was a great price based on the resurrection my shoes received.
Got my shoes shined and polished during SXSW and Rob was awesome! Straightforward clean, fast, and a pretty cool dude.
A great guy who does a great job. He got my Michigan winter-beat shoes looking good as new. I'm glad he was a part of the Cottonelle Refresh Lounge during SxSW.
Great place, I definitely recommend it!
The price is fair and the service is fantastic.
Damn these shoes look good. Best shoe shine I've ever had!
I had a mock trial competition coming up and I needed my shoes shined ASAP. I looked up the best place to get hooked up with a good shine and Rob's place was it. I took two pairs of shoes, one black and one brown, and Rob started immediately. Less than 10 minutes later I had some damn fine and slick looking shoes. They GLISTEN in the sun! Rob was quick, professional, and a really legit dude. His place is located inside the lobby at the 100 Congress Building. I would recommend Rob's services to anyone looking to get their shoes done the right way. The best part is, like Barney in HIMYM, I have a shoe shine guy now! Rob will definetly be getting my business again! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
BEST SHOE SHINE!!! Had a pair of scuffed Prada shoes that I needed fixed for my husband a couple of days before Christmas. I called Rob 5 minutes before closing time and he offered to wait the 20 minutes it took for me to drive to his place from West Austin. After he was done with the shoes, they looked brand new and the cost was only $8. My husband couldn't believe how great the shoes looked. Rob is incredibly nice, patient and helpful. If I ever need a shoe shine in Austin, this is the only place I will go to.
Very quick service. You definitely get what you pay for. Pickup and delivery is a real plus.
The day i went to this place i "aint in no mood" but after dealing with the owner i had the BEST damn shoe shine i have ever gotten ! Friendly greeting , polite service and the shines were perfect ! Great prices too !
Robert came and picked up my shoes from my office in the morning, they were done by the end of the day. When he dropped them off they looked great, best shoe shine I have ever had & very convenient!
Very impressed with the quickness and quality of service. Was able to drop my shoes off at the downtown address above and Robert delivered them to my residence just a few hours later. Call Robert before dropping them off though. I made the mistake of showing up at his office building when he was out making deliveries, so I had to give my shoes to the security guard after talking with Robert by phone. By the way, you might have better luck reaching him on his cell: 512-797-5539.
An amazing shoe shine. Picked up from my building, shined and delivered within one day. All at a great price with friendly service.
There aren't alot of places to get a shoe shine in Austin TX so you'd think that the quality wouldnt be that good. Not True! Robert does a fantastic job and puts in the time to do the job right. That means a shoe shine that lasts longer which justifies the moderately higher charges than cities where the average shoe shine stand has a line of folks waiting.