A family shop, in a small town.
At Poor Boy Soles Bespoke Shoe Co. we do things differently. Nestled in Cobalt, Ontario, Canada, a National Historic Site, and the birthplace of hard rock mining; our shop is situated in one of the first bank buildings in Cobalt, set in place in 1905 during the Silver Boom.
We use a combination of traditional techniques, as well as vintage and modern tools and to repair your footwear, leather items and make your custom orders; many of our clients say it's like "stepping into a working museum" as our tools and equipment range from 1797 to the 1950s (and a few new modern day machines, you know... because).
Thanks to Matt for the repairs to my 100,000 mile kitchen clogs and for the tabs on my boots. Matt, Dana, and their little girls are reviving part of our culture, with much appreciation from those who decry our modern throwaway culture!
Just got my harnesses back today and totally loved the work. Thank you so much. My son took his dress cowboy boots and work cowboy boots and is more than satisfied. Thanks so much! Also, thanks for stretching his cowboy hat!
Just received my "Poor Boy Soles" custom shoes and I am very impressed. The process takes a bit of time, but Matt makes sure that you are always happy with the end product. Will definitely be ordering again, highly recommend.
Very happy with my boots that Matthew made for me. The quality of these boots cannot be understated.
Horween leather, leather lining, leather footbed, cork fill, goodyear welted construction, leather midsole, Vibram soling, the list can go on and on, these are built to last a lifetime!
If you are looking for custom footwear, trust Mathew with your vision and he will make it a reality with quality design, construction and materials.