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Best Shoe Repair (2012)
542 Abrego St., Monterey
If there’s a God, She had something to do with creating this drive-thru shoe repair. What humanity ever did without this place is beyond us. Break a heel? Shoot, ain’t no thang. Just drive through! Scuff some red off the bottom of your Louboutin? Well, OK, you might want to just suck that one up. But here’s the thing: This place is genius. They can stretch, stitch, glue, paste, color, and rebuild just about anything you can muck up. Because really, let’s face it: You can look smashing from head to ankle. But the real deal is what you slide onto your sweet little feet. And nobody else loves your shoes like they do.