Our Story

Our Mission

Cobbling is a craft which can only be mastered when an individual wholeheartedly dedicates themselves to exploring the many different leather techniques and principles. Sole Survivor remains connected to the origins of cobbling, placing precedents on the quality of work over the quantity of sales.

Each project is unique, there is no set solution which means it is up to the creativity and competence of the cobbler to come up with an effective and reliable fix. We fully stand behind each project we complete.

The process of repairing leather shoes and boots is an intimate one. At Sole Survivor our team reserves the right to be selective when taking on repair projects. This is because we believe that agreeing to remedy severely damaged footwear is to become personally involved with it. Much like a sculptor or a painter, a professional cobbler understands that to be successful they must have both a natural skill and a practiced precision. Sole Survivor is deeply committed to authentic, honest values, and our work ethic ensures all repairs are finished to the highest degree of standards.

The Sole Survivor Team

Our team of young cobblers consist of all multidisciplinary artists with a curious brain in the shoe making craft. The foundations of Sole Survivor rooted from the intention to create much needed space for female identifying cobblers. We continue to support this with the inclusion of all creative spirits. Lorena and her skilled staff treat each repair with the utmost care and ultimately their respect and passion for well-made footwear and leather goods is reflected in the work.

Our Founder

In 2013, Lorena Agolli became the owner and head cobbler of Sole Survivor shoe repair. Since then, she has been transforming the business into a go-to establishment for those who have footwear and leather care dilemmas. Sole Survivor offers a variety of quality repair services while upholding a commitment to exceptional workmanship, authentic customer service and affordable prices. Lorena and her team educate individuals on the step-by-step repair process and offers helpful tips which assist with the upkeep and protection of leather and a variety of other goods. This communication builds lasting relationships with satisfied customers while ensuring that every job is a positive experience.

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Land Acknowledgement

I (we) would like to acknowledge that Sole Survivor Shop is situated upon traditional territories of First Nations Peoples.

The land in which we meet on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples territories. 

We also acknowledge that the City of Tkaronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.