Downes Reliable Shoe Repairs was established over 100 years ago and has been trading at the same location for the entire period.Barry Toombs, a qualified tradesman, purchased the business in 1985 and has carried on the good will of the past owners.
An old fashioned shoe store, he is proud to provide good old fashioned service to his customers.
In early 1990 the major shopping centre in Fortitude Valley closed which had a major impact on local small businesses including Barry’s.
Barry, with his extensive knowledge of the shoe industry, decided to specialise in retailing the best range of footwear at the best prices.
For over 20 years he has proudly offered the Dr Martens and Blundstone ranges of footwear and accessories and can provide expert advice on these products.