One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small shop or stall where shoes are repaired, especially while the customer waits.
- ‘We are always being asked if we do shoe repairs, well the answer is always yes, but I cannot compete with heel bars for the price of ladies rubber heels and the like, and I have no intention of trying to do our other local shoe repairer out of work.’
- ‘They all had heel bars across the city when they were prolific and popular in the 1960s.’
- ‘Since 1987 the business has changed from a chain of heel bars to Britain's Quality Service People.’
- ‘So I regretted not being able to attend the car boot sale, which featured a 24-hour heel bar and key-cutting service.’
- ‘He introduced instant key cutting in heel bars in the UK.’
- ‘Many shoe repairers, including some heel bars in large department stores, belong to a trade association called the National Association of Multiple Shoe Repairers.’
- ‘To compliment this we supply several registered key systems where the key control of the system is protected against anyone casually obtaining duplicates from heel bars etc.’
- ‘One problem with the former key system was that the keys could be copied freely and purchased from locksmiths and heel bars.’
- ‘Despite the expansion of the instant heel bars, he was never short of customers.’
- ‘This element provides advice on the health and safety risks and precautions associated with shoe repair activities in heel bars, shoe repair shops and the like.’
- ‘Check shoes regularly to make sure they're in good condition - many department stores and stations have heel bars where you can drop in at lunchtime.’
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