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Phone: 407-869-7757
Hours: M - Fri. 8am - 6pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm
Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service
931 North State Rd. 434, Suite 1255
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service Blog

Buying Athletic Shoes

by Domenic Muto on 12/11/18

New Year, New You!

The new year is almost here!  Many people make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape.  If that is on your list this year, then make sure you start with the proper pair of shoes.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips when purchasing a pair of athletic shoes:

•    Get a good fit. Shop late in the afternoon since feet swell.  Make sure to wear the same type of socks that you will be wearing when using your shoes.
•    Buy the right shoe for your activity.  Planning on running?  You need a different shoe then someone who plans on playing basketball.
•    Don’t buy shoes that are uncomfortable.  Shoes should be comfortable when you try them on, no need to “break them in”.
•    Athletic shoes should be replaced every 350 to 550 miles.
•    Always try on shoes.  Don’t assume that you are the same size in each brand of shoe. 
•    Don’t buy a shoe just because it is fashionable.  Always buy a shoe for comfort.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips to help you find the perfect athletic shoe for you.

At our store, we welcome all types of shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, and stitching on shoes.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.  After repairing your shoes, we polish and clean them.

Is your luggage in need of repair?  We are an approved luggage repair shop for brands such as Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace wheels, zippers, zipper sliders, luggage feet, carry handles, and retractable handles.

We also repair purses, bags, and leather goods.  We can repair or replace zippers, stitching, straps, buckles, and more!

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, leather, bags, and luggage.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  We are located at 931 North Stare Road 434, Suite #1255, in Altamonte Springs, Florida. 

If you can’t make it to our store, we offer a mail in repair service.  Simply go online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html and print out the form.  Fill out the form and send it along with your repairs to our address.  Once we receive your items, we will call you to get final payment.  We will then repair your items and mail them back to you.

For more information, please call us at 407-869-7757.


The Holidays Are Here!

by Domenic Muto on 11/28/18

Prepare for the holidays!

It’s the official start of the holiday season.  People will be traveling to see loved ones, dancing the night away at parties, and enjoying the theme parks.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service wants to know if you are ready to celebrate?

Do you plan on traveling over the river and through the woods to grandma’s house for a Thanksgiving feast?  If so, is your luggage ready for the trip?  If not, we are an approved luggage repair shop for Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Ricardo, Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We can also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace those luggage wheels so that you can zip around the airport, fix those luggage zippers and sliders to keep all of your items inside your suitcase, replace those carry handles and retractable handles so that lifting that suitcase will be a breeze, and more.  Just stop by our store at 931 North State Roade 434, Suite 1255, in Altamonte Springs and drop off your luggage for repair.  Can’t make it to the store?  We offer a mail in repair service.  Simply go online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html , print out the form, fill out the form, and send the form along with your items to our location.  Once we receive your items, we will contact you with the final price and to receive payment.  After the repairs are made, we will mail your items back to you.

Attending a holiday party?  Make sure that your shoes and bags are in tip top shape.  We have over 30 years’ experience in shoe and leather good repair so your items are in good hands.  We welcome all types of shoes, boots, orthopedic shoes, and athletic shoes.  We can repair or replace the soles, the tips, the heels, and the stitching.  We also offer orthopedic shoe modifications and shoe stretching.  Keep your handbags ready to go for the big event by checking to make sure that your purse has working zippers, buckles, and straps.  If not, we can repair that.  We also repair stitching.

When heading out to the theme parks, have your trusty backpack or bag with you to carry all of the essentials.  We can repair your leather backpack or bag also.  No need to worry about losing items due to a faulty zipper or clasp.

We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm.  On Saturday, we are open from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.  Need more information, please call us at 407-869-7757.

Enjoy the holidays!


It's Halloween Time!

by Domenic Muto on 10/17/18

Halloween Safety Tips

It’s Halloween time!  Spooky music, candy, and holiday decorations all signal the start of Halloween season.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service want you and your family to be safe this Halloween.  Here are a few tips for a safe Halloween:

•    Wear comfortable shoes.  The sparkly plastic shoes or heels that came with a costume can cause blisters, a twisted ankle, or even a broken ankle.  Play it safe and wear comfortable shoes.
•    Be visible.  Wear light colored costumes.  Bring a flashlight.  Put reflective tape on costumes.  Have the kids carry a glow stick or wear flashing lights around their necks. 
•    Stay in groups.  Do not trick or treat alone.  Never enter a stranger’s home.
•    Be careful with masks.  Make sure they fit properly.  If not, choose to use non-toxic face paint instead.
•    Make sure your costume is safe.  Do you have a tail or cape that is dragging on the ground and that can trip someone?  Check to see that all props such as knives, swords, and guns are flexible and won’t hurt anyone.
•    Inspect all candy before eating it. 
•    Supervise children at all times.
•    Be careful crossing the street.  Double check for traffic.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips to help keep safe and have fun this Halloween.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has over 30 years’ experience in repairing shoes, leather, and luggage.  We are located at 931 North State Road 434, Suite #1255, in Altamonte Springs.  Our hours are Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm, Saturday from 8am until 2pm, and we are closed on Sunday.  For more information, please call us at 407-869-7757.

Before heading out trick or treating, make sure your favorite shoes are in tip top shape.  We welcome all shoes, boots, orthopedic shoes, and athletic shoes.  We can repair or replace stitching, soles, tips, and heels.  We can also stretch shoes and offer orthopedic shoe modifications.

We also service leather bags, handbags, and purses.  We can repair or replace zippers, buckles, straps, stitching, and more.  We are your source for handbag and leather bag repairs.

We are an approved luggage repair shop for brands such as Ricardo, Skyway, Briggs and Riley, Atlantic, Travel Pro, Delsey, and Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage).  We can also service other manufacturer’s and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage wheels, zippers, sliders, carry handles, retractable handles, and more.

If you can’t make it to our location, please utilize our mail in repair service.  Simply visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Print out the form, fill it out, and send the form with your repair work to our location.  Once we receive your items, we will call you to confirm receipt of your package and to get payment.  Once your items are repaired, we will mail them back to you.

We hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!






Smelly Shoes!

by Domenic Muto on 09/21/18

Keep Your Shoes Smelling Fresh

The calendar may say fall but it is still hot here in Florida.  All of these hot temperatures can lead to sweaty feet which lead to smelly shoes.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service offers these tips for stopping the stink:

•    First of all, avoid wearing the same pair of shoes two days in a row.  Let your shoes have a chance to air out.
•    Keep your feet clean and change your socks to cotton socks.
•    Consider using a foot powder on your feet to help combat the sweat.
•    To get the smell out of shoes, try baking soda.  Sprinkle the baking soda in the shoe and let it sit overnight.  Shake out the powder in the morning.  This method is best for sneakers or loafers.  This method can dry out leather shoes.
•    Baby powder can also be sprinkled in shoes to help absorb odor.
•    Put a few drops of essential oils on a cotton ball and leave in your shoes overnight.
•    You can freeze shoes to kill the bacteria in them.  Place your shoes in a sealed ziplock bag and place them in your freezer.  Take them out the next day and your shoes will smell better.
•    Use a shoe deodorizer spray.
•    If your shoes are washable, throw them in the washing machine.

These tips can help prevent foot odor and keep your shoes smelling sweet instead of sweaty.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service has over 30 year’s experience in repairing shoes, leather goods, handbags, and luggage.  We are located at 931 North State Road 434, Suite # 1255, in Altamonte Springs, Florida.  Our hours for the week are Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm, Saturday from 8am until 2pm, and we are closed on Sunday’s.  For more information, please call us at 407-869-7747.

We can repair all types of shoes including athletic shoes, boots, and orthopedic shoes.  We can replace or repair soles, tips, heels, and stitching.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.

We repair purses, handbags, briefcases, and other leather bags.  We can replace or repair zippers, buckles, stitching, straps, and more.  We offer competitive pricing.  To access our price list, please visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Pricing.html.

Our location is an approved luggage repair shop for Travel Pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victoriniox (Swiss Army Luggage), Briggs and Riley, Ricardo, and Skyway.  We also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage wheels, luggage zippers, luggage zipper sliders, luggage carry handles, and luggage retractable handles.

We offer a mail in service for those who can not make it to our location.  Simple visit online at http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html and print out the form.  Fill out the form and enclose it with your repairs.  Send your repairs and the form to our location.  Once we receive your items, we will call you to tell you the price and get payment.  We will then repair your items and mail them back to you.

Keep your shoes smelling sweet with our tips.  Keep your shoes, bags, and luggage in tip top shape by visiting us.  We look forward to seeing you!




Shoes In Movies

by Domenic Muto on 08/27/18

Make your own story

Shoes have played iconic roles in movies.  These shoes leave impressions on you.  Who can forget Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the “Wizard of Oz” or Cinderella’s glass slippers from Cinderella?  Who didn’t covet Marty McFly’s self-tying power laces on his sneakers? Forrest Gump wore special shoes to help correct his spine along with sneakers that he wore to run across the country. In fact, Forrest states, “You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes – where they goin’, where they’ve been.”

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is here to help make your shoe story an impressive one.  If your shoes need repair, please visit us at 931 North State Road 434, Suite 1255, in Altamonte Springs.  We welcome all types of shoes, boots, orthopedic shoes, and athletic shoes.  We can repair or replace soles, tips, heels, stitching, and more.  We also offer shoe stretching and orthopedic shoe modifications.

While your shoes may tell a story, your luggage can help you create new stories.  Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service is an approved luggage repair shop.  We service brands such as Travel pro, Atlantic, Delsey, Victorinox (Swiss Army Luggage), Ricardo and Skyway, and Briggs and Riley.  We also service other manufacturers and luggage that is out of warranty.  We can repair or replace luggage wheels, luggage zippers, luggage zipper sliders, luggage feet, luggage carry handles, luggage retractable handles, and more.  Have questions?  Please call us at 407-869-7757.

Handbags, leather bags, and more can continue your storyline.  Keep these items in tip top shape by making sure that the zippers, straps, buckles, and straps are all working.  If not, please bring in your items to our location for repair.  We are open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturday from 8am until 2pm.  We are closed on Sunday.

If you can’t make it to our store, we offer a mail in repair service.  Simply visit online at   http://www.floridashoeandluggagerepair.com/Mail-In-Your-Repairs.html.  Fill out the form and mail the form along with your items to our address.  Once we receive your items, we will call you to collect final payment.  We will then repair your items and send them back to you.

Jamestown Shoe and Luggage Service can help you make your story a memorable one.  If you need more information, please call us at 407-869-7757 or visit our store today!