Address:Shop 13 | Level 1 | 500 Collins Street | Melbourne (CBD)


Something About Us

Who We Are

Formerly known as Simon’s Shoe Repairs, this small family business was established in 1987 by Simon Miller, at 500 Bourke Street behind National Bank building. When Simon first began working, he used hand tools for his shoe repairs. Slowly, as the business grew, he added machinery as well as additional services such as key cutting, leather care and bag repairs. When Simon retired in 1998, the business was passed on to his son-in-law Igor. Simon stayed on in the business for another two years, to mentor young Igor and teach him the trade. Since then, Igor has been the proud owner of the family business. In 2007, Igor was notified that 500 Bourke St was to be demolished to build Movida restaurant. When the shop’s lease expired he began searching for a new site. Wanting to stay in the area, and retain his loyal customer base, he was lucky to find and secure his current location at 525 Little Collins Street.

How It All Started

Igor strives for perfection. He is continually trying to improve his skills. He doesn’t like to be complacent and won’t settle for the “old ways”. He is also always on the lookout for ways to improve the business – innovative technologies, different materials, new services – and not just because he is from a younger generation with a different mentality. “Today, people are time and quality conscious, so there is no room for error. Simon’s Shoe Repairs was slowly fading, and my name’s not Simon, so I decided it would be a good idea to rebrand. I had to come up with a new name, a fresh appearance and some new shoe and leather services, and that’s how COBBLERON was born.”

Igor has completely renovated the shop’s interior, installed the new branding and signage and updated the color scheme. Actually, everything has changed – even the services. Simon’s Shoe Repairs has evolved into Cobbleron to stay current – an original, slick design, computerized Point-Of-Sale, modern products and more. And it won’t stop there – Igor will always keep an eye out for better, smarter and contemporary improvements…

Igor loves being a Cobbler in the city of Melbourne– he loves his customers and interacting with them. He also likes a challenge and relishes the jobs that demand creativity to transform “something ordinary into something extraordinary!


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Shop 13, Level 1/500 Collins Street, Melbourne

5.0 96 reviews

  • Avatar Jasmin Howell ★★★★★ a month ago
    Igor is an amazing craftsman! I had a very badly damaged pair of designer shoes (the boutique I purchased from said they … More wouldn't attempt the repair themselves). I found Cobbleron via Google & their 5 star reviews and I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Igor managed to fix the damage without even a trace. Exceptional quality, look no further - highly highly recommend.
  • Avatar Tiffany Tjan ★★★★★ a month ago
    Amazing place to go to fix your boots!
  • Avatar Peter Rosel ★★★★★ a year ago
    These Italian boots were worn to death by my wife for 10+ years (literally, they were headed for the bin).
    As there was an
    … More emotional connection to these boots I looked everywhere to find someone to repair them, every time I took them into all the other cobblers in Melbourne, I was told the boots were too far gone and that they didn’t have the skill set to complete such a repair.
    On a last ditch effort before they were to be thrown out, a friend of mine told me about Igor from Cobbleron.
    I took them to show Igor, he looked at them; “worn out soles, yes. Leather and inner soles in great condition, no problem!” “I can sew the old leathers onto new soles, no problem” “while I’m there I’ll restore the suede and anything else I find”
    With a quick turn around I was presented with these looking as good as new with full new leather soles and solid leather heals and anti slip sole.
    Fantastic job, highly recommended. Have since returned for Igor to assess another set of Prada’s. Look forward to more dealings with Cobbleron in the future.
    Wife is over the moon to have her beloved boots back for another 10+ years of adventures!!
    Thank you for the great service Igor.
  • Avatar Liam Wilson ★★★★★ a year ago
    Sent in my pair of well travelled boots to be resoled. The shoes have got the life back. Simply amazing work... Thank you … More

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