Award-Winning Craftsmanship for More Than 100 Years

McFarland’s Shoe Repair is a third-generation family business founded in 1918. Owned and operated by Jim McFarland, the business has been serving Lakeland, FL since 1967.

McFarland’s is a full-service shoe and leather repair business. In addition to shoes, we can fix your handbags, luggage, belts and other leather items. We use only the best quality materials so your items leave our shop better than new. We also carry a full line of shoe care and comfort products to help you keep your shoes looking and feeling better at home.

McFarland’s also features award-winning craftsmanship. Jim McFarland won the 2002 Grand Silver Cup in the Shoe Service Institute of America’s Silver Cup Contest. This is the shoe repair industry’s top award for craftsmanship and, having reached that pinnacle, Jim continues to set the standards for quality craftsmanship as a judge for the contest and a leader in the industry. In addition to the Grand Silver Cup, Jim has received more than 20 awards for excellence in craftsmanship from around the world.

Meet the Team

Our enthusiastic and talented staff looks forward to serving you.

Jim McFarland

Owner and Master Craftsman

Jim McFarland learned the shoe repair trade from his father, growing up in the business he took over in 1986. Jim is a master craftsman. He has received more than 20 awards for craftsmanship including the prestigious Grand Silver Cup from the Shoe Service Institute of America (SSIA).

Jim is a leader in the shoe repair industry having served several terms on SSIA’s board of directors as well as two terms as president.

Debbie McFarland


Debbie McFarland began work at McFarland’s Shoe Repair in 1982 and is knowledgeable in all aspects of the shoe repair business. Debbie is co-owner of McFarland’s Shoe Repair and is in charge of customer service. 

Tori McFarland

Social Media Marketing Director


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