The “uppers” are the part of the shoe that people will notice — and that draws the most attention from buyers during the shopping process. If the top or sides of the shoes look dull, worn or in poor condition, customers won’t think twice about putting them back on the rack. If you’re an importer, retailer or distributor that receives an entire shipment of shoes with a substandard finish, you’ll need to find a fast solution that could save your company thousands of dollars in lost sales and profits.
At QCI, we know how to correct problems with shoe uppers. Upper refinishing is a service we offer on all kinds of shoe materials including suede, nubuck, full-grain, aniline and oily leathers. Whether the poor finish is an incorrect shade issue, blooming or color bleed issue, our refinishing experts can provide you with a solution that ensures your shipment matches the intended color of your original design. With our more than 30 years of high-volume shoe repair experience, you can trust us to improve the quality and increase the value of your footwear.
Many causes of quality issues with uppers can occur during manufacturing or shipping. The use of poor quality dyes can affect the color or the integrity of the material. Production, storage and shipping in damp, high-humidity climates can foster the growth of mold. Even mishandling the shoes or poor packing can impact the quality and appearance of their uppers. At QCI, we’ve seen each of these problems and many others over the years — and we know what it takes to fix them.
Shoe upper repairs require a special touch that not every rework company can provide. The QCI team features expert craftsmen who will refinish your shoes with high quality products and with the utmost care. We also have the tools to handle mold remediation if necessary. All repaired shoes undergo a stringent inspection process to ensure the quality of our work. Our goal is to return sellable shoes that meet your quality specifications to your facility.
Time is money in the shoe business. At QCI, we offer fast turnaround times so that you can put your shoes back on the market with minimal delays. And with our low unit cost, we can also minimize your repair expenses. With fully equipped East and West Coast rework facilities, we can ship refinished goods quickly and affordably to just about anywhere in the U.S.
You’ll find that our service is much faster and more cost-effective than other rework companies can deliver, and it’s definitely more timely and efficient than sending the shoes back to an overseas manufacturer, which could take several months or longer.
Want to know for sure if upper refinishing for shoes by Quality Corrections and Inspections is right for your company? Give us a try with no risk. With our no-obligation project analysis service, you can send us samples of your shoes for a free evaluation. We’ll send you a detailed report along with a cost estimate so that you can make an informed decision. You can also review our upper refinishing case studies to see how our services could benefit your business.
Upper refinishing is a service that we offer on all kinds of shoe materials including suede, nubuck, full grain, aniline and oily leathers. Whether it’s an incorrect shade, blooming, or color bleed issue, our refinishing experts can provide you with a solution so that your shipment matches the intended color of your original design.