63220 – Shoe repairers and shoemakers



63220 – Shoe repairers and shoemakers
Shoe repairers repair footwear and shoemakers make specialized and custom shoes and boots. They are employed in shoe repair shops or custom shoemaking establishments, or they may be self-employed.

Index of titles
Boot repairer
Custom shoemaker
Orthopedic shoe repairman/woman
Orthopedic shoemaker
Shoe dyer
Shoe mender - retail
Shoe repairer
Shoe repairer - retail


Main duties
This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Discuss type of footwear to be made and obtain measurements from customer
Select patterns and leather or other material and outline and cut patterns
Select or assemble lasts, fasten insoles to lasts and sew or glue other parts into place
Trim, dress and otherwise finish boots or shoes
Estimate custom footwear costs and receive payment from customers
May supervise other shoemakers and shoe repairers.

Shoe repairers
Repair soles, heels and other parts of footwear using sewing, buffing and other shoe repair machines, materials and equipment
Repair belts, luggage, purses and similar products
Estimate footwear repair costs and take payment.


Employment requirements
Extensive on-the-job training is provided for shoemakers.
Some secondary school may be required.
Several months of on-the-job training is provided for shoe repairers.
Shoemakers may require experience as shoe repairers.
Additional information
Shoe repairers may progress to shoemakers with experience.


Labourer - shoe manufacturing (in 95109 Other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities)
Shoe parts cutter - footwear manufacturing (in 95105 Labourers in textile processing and cutting)
Shoe parts sewer; shoe sewer; footwear sewer (in 94132 Industrial sewing machine operators)