Old-fashioned craftsmanship you will find at Walraven, shoe repairers, a traditional cobbler’s. The shop has been in this area for a long time, first on the Frederik Hendriklaan, opposite Blokker’s, and now on the Aert van der Goesstraat. In 2007 Mr Olierook took over from the Walravens. He loves the trade of shoe repairer. In his own words : “ I am a professional freak”. And don’t his customers know: they gladly come from all over town!
Mend heels, make the shafts of boots fit: narrowing or widening them, make pinching shoes comfortable, apply orthopaedic adjustments according to the directions of an orthopaedic specialist, a total renovation of the shoe – no problem, this is all possible at Walraven. The Company is registered with the Guild of shoemakers. This means that any repair will be done with original materials so the shoe will look as good as new.
Another branch of the company is the key-cutting service. Keys are copied by modern machines. Even keys under license, as long as the customer produces the original certificate. Matching car keys is a speciality of Walraven. Including the latest types of car keys, with remote control and transponder.
Their motto is ‘Ongoing quality ’. And the dedication to quality and traditional craftsmanship are the most important characteristics of the Walraven team. They work in an old, traditional trade, which does not need large changes, as they say: “Never change a winning team!”.