Eastside Shoe Repair

1937 Winnebago St.  Madison, WI 53704  (608) 442-7463

Zipper Repair

Assorted zippers

Most zippers we take in for repair need only a new slider body to get them working properly. (See “the anatomy of a zipper” below). Usually the slider body must be replaced when the pull tab is missing or when the zipper opens up behind the slider body when the zipper is being zipped. This is especially common in tents, backpacks, purses and jackets.

In most cases, replacing the slider body is a fairly quick and inexpensive repair. The cost is usually $12 – 15 / slider.

Assorted zippered items

If the zipper teeth, insertion pin or retainer box are broken or missing, the entire zipper usually must be replaced. We replace zippers in all sorts of items including boots, purses, jackets, backpacks, and duffle bags.** Prices vary according to the size and type of zipper and the time required to replace it.


Zipper Replacement Price Range (+ shipping)
Leather Coats $60 and up
Boots $60 and up
Backpacks & Purses $50 and up
**Please Note: We do not work on luggage.

Prices are estimates and are subject to change.

Click here to download and print our: Repair Order Form (.pdf) 

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