One Step Ahead Shoe Repairs

Shoes worth wearing are shoes worth repairing

About Us

One Step Ahead Shoe Repairs was started by Gary Ashton in Birkenhead in March 1993.

Gary's father, George started One Step Ahead Shoe Repairs in Three Lamps, Ponsonby in September the same year.

In 1998 Gary sold his Birkenhead shop and joined George in Ponsonby.

In 2005 Gary took over the business.

Gary has been repairing shoes since he left school in the U.K in 1986, and qualified in Shoe Repairs from London City and Guilds with distinction.

Bruce McRae joined One Step Ahead in 2006 after working in the shoe manufacturing and shoe repair wholesale industry for many years.

At One Step Ahead Shoe Repairs we are passionate about our repairs and products. We use what we consider are the best materials for the job, not the cheapest. 

Our idea was to create great, high-quality repairs and service at reasonable prices. 

It seems that our idea was a success, because our business has grown continuously in recent years.


Our friendly and experienced staff is always eager to helping you.