Without shiny shoes, tap dancers would have no way to distract audiences from the fact that they're just rhythmically stomping on firecrackers. Sustain your steps with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of shoe repair, custom shoes, and shoe accessories at Brooks Shoe Service.
Family owned and operated since 1919, Brooks Shoe Service expertly spruces up downtrodden kicks with an array of restorative techniques. Refresh rundown heels ($15–$25 for women’s shoes; $20–$25 for men’s), retool over-scuffed leather soles ($40–$60 for women; $70–$110 for men), or preempt spots worn from moonwalking with an undetectable protective layer on new shoes’ soles ($30–$35 for women; $35–$50 for men). Cobblers can also shrink boot shafts to fit petite calves, or expand them for mightier muscles or portable saber collections ($60–$100). Brooks’ complimentary email notification service keeps lonely feet up-to-date on the completion of clodhopper projects. This Groupon may also be applied toward custom, made-to-order shoes with designs from Tauer & Johnson, crafted in leather as supple as a freshly buttered rose.
Brooks Shoe Service
Representing the third generation of his family to operate Brooks Shoe Service, which opened in 1919, Mike Morelli has been servicing shoes for more than 25 years. He and his team not only repair minor footwear damage, such as torn linings, broken zippers, or faulty GPS systems, but can also completely rebuild shoes to original specifications and craft custom pairs for ultimate comfort. The crew offers convenient curbside service and pickup and delivery within the Loop and Gold Coast areas. Chicago magazine mentioned Morelli's shop in a 2009 feature, naming it a favorite of costumers at Goodman Theatre and Lyric Opera of Chicago.