My name is Terence Hohaia and I've been a cobbler for near on 40 years. I have run our family shoe repair business on the Northshore, Auckland since 1990.
Having started my apprenticeship in the late 70's, in Auckland central city, I then moved to Sydney Australia in the mid 80's to take up a position in one of Australia's oldest shoe repair establishments, Falkiinghams, which still exists today. I have a wealth of knowledge in the care and maintenance of all footwear.
This site has been developed to advise and encourage best shoe care practices.
I have personally selected a range of quality products, which have been tried and tested by myself and my customers. All shoe care products are sourced from New Zealand, Australia and through out Europe.
At John Roberts Shoe Repairs we take great pride in providing the highest quality craftsmanship, incorporating both traditional and contemporary shoe repair techniques to suit today's shoes. We have built a strong reputation for providing quality shoe repairs and sound shoe care advice.
Iwi; Taranaki Tūturu, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāruahine
Ngā mihi Terence Hohaia
Shoe Tip of the Day
When shopping for shoes, plan to go late in the afternoon. You’ll find your feet swell to their largest at that time - so you ensure a better fit!