If your classic red soles are in need of some love, Minuit Moins 7 is the place to go. Situated in the quaint Galerie Véro-Dodat in Paris’ 1st arrondissement, it is known as the offical cobbler to Christian Louboutin. Their services include the replacement and repair of the famed red soles and shoes, including the installation of the CL signature rubber red soles.
Galerie Véro-Dodat joins Rue Croix des Petits Champs and Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau and is close to the Louvre and Palais Royale. Inside it is quiet and picturesque, with architecture that takes you back to the 1800s. There are a few of these galeries (indoor passageways) in Paris, each with their own feel and boutiques. I had visited this galerie a few times before, as our usual accommodation is situated close by, and each time I’ve been in awe of the ambience of the arcade. The flagship Christian Louboutin store is conveniently found next door to the Cordonnerie.
I have, for some time, been wanting to get rubber soles put onto my pair of Loubi’s to prolong the usage of my beloved shoes, as well as to add grip. I had purchased my 100mm glitter Pigalles here in Sydney, and was recommended a local cobbler to carry out this service for me. But alas, I had much preferred to go to the source, so made sure I brought along my glittery pair to be repaired when I left for Paris.
The gentleman who served me spoke English and assisted me with my desired service. The turnaround time was a month, and as I was unfortunately not staying in Paris for the duration, requested they be sent to me in Sydney.
They arrived a week or two after the date quoted, but when they did, I was delighted to see they were packaged well and the soles just as I had imagined.
I would highly recommend their service, whether you are in Paris or elsewhere (as you can send your shoes to them for repair). They have also opened a shop in London, which provides the same services. Do contact them for more information on their services, your Red Soles (and you!) will be grateful you did!
Minuit Moins 7
10 Passage Véro-Dodat
Tel : +33(0)1 42 21 15 47
163-165 Whitecross Street
Tel : +44(0)207 6082330