The Next Generation of Shoe Cobblers Aren’t Repairing Boots

The popularity of sneakers seems to have severely affected the shoe repair industry, causing many to close up shop due to lack of business. How? Cobblers can’t resole a sneaker like a traditional shoe. Sneakers weren’t made with repairability in mind; instead, they were made to be re-bought. However, cobblers like Rory Fortune have found a way around this dilemma by customising sneakers and converting them into traditional welted constructions, which have the added bonus of being repairable by any other cobbler if they break down. Read full article here

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