Friday, August 14, 2009

Calling all cobblers

The recession has been a blessing to the shoe repair business. "You can pay $200 for a good pair of dress shoes, or you can get heels and soles replaced for $45," explains Craig Strein, owner of the Silver Spur Saddle Shop in Waterloo, Iowa. "I think as young people learn that there really is an economic benefit to having their shoes repaired, it will grow the business." Strein commented in an article in the Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier about the surge in mending shoes. The sign above is from an entirely different part of the country -- north Florida, some 1.200 miles from Waterloo.

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