The Cobbler concept is the only premium traditional shoe repair and retail destination for men’s footwear in the UAE and the Middle East. It was entirely designed and executed by Marketing expert Sibylle Arnold-Shish, who identified a gap in the market for upscale shoe repair and quality formal footwear, upon her arrival in the UAE in 2008.
With a focus set on service and traditions, the company only recruits professionals recognised by the ‘Compagnons du Devoir’, a French professional apprenticeship, training craftsmen to the highest standards of know-how and customer service. Today, The Cobbler offers shoe repair for men and women, a ready-to-wear range manufactured in Northampton, UK and bespoke services for men, alongside patina, a natural process of dying that is also a care treatment for the shoes. Patina offers a unique opportunity to nourish and apply any new colour to the most faded pair of shoes, effectively reviving their appearance for years to come.
The brand also develops a complete line of classic slippers for men, women and children, that can be entirely personalized and gentleman’s accessories including shoe care products by Saphir and shoe laces, shoe trees, shoe horns and even leather bags.