Meet the Family

Welcome to Max’s Shoe Repair & Leatherworks!


Run as a family effort by myself (Max), my wife (Sonia), and my daughter who is also training to become a cobbler (Nikita). We also can’t forget about our two dogs, Chiko and Suki, who also come to visit from time to time. (So pop by, you might be able to meet them!) 


I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and moved to England when I was a young child. My father taught me the skills of repairing shoes when I was just 16 years old. Back then, there were no machines, so everything had to be done by hand— which still comes in handy today! 


My family and I emigrated to this beautiful country back in 2000, and have never looked back. We are so happy to call Ottawa our home and we LOVE it here (….yes, even the -40 degrees winter days!)


-Max & Family