Sunday, May 30, 2010

Shoe Repair Service


How many can you find nowadays?
Shopping mall at Oeiras

16 comments:

AB said...

Shame that they do not have more moustaches like that in real life

Cezar and Léia said...

Great "advertising" is done on the shop's wall! I like it a lot! And true, not many shoe repair services nowadays... I guess it's because they're made so cheap and with poor materials that it makes more sense buy new when one pair wears out...
God bless you!
Cezar

cieldequimper said...

A few, but most of them not particularly good. I use the good ones though but I don't think I've ever seen one with such a lovely graphic!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

we still have some in town but they don't rely on cobbling only - most have diversified into cutting keys and other related services.

B SQUARED said...

Very rare, indeed.

Irina said...

I know few good secret places in my town - priceless info.
Good photo.

Gunn said...

Not many in Stavanger either...

Small City Scenes said...

Well that should say BOOTS. MB

Small City Scenes said...

Rare indeed---good one anyway. Try to find a good place to have cowboy boods resoled and restitched. Few and far between. Love the mustachioed man.

Deepak Acharya said...

cool !

gogouci said...

Believe it or not, there are quite a few shoe repair shops here in Salem. I never see any one inside, and I've never brought in a pair of shoes to repair, but they must have business coming from somewhere.

Peter said...

Regrettably true that they are more difficult to find, but as we hardly leave our shoes for repairs, what can you expect?

Marie-Noyale said...

We have a great one in Larchmont but nothing close as a window designer!

VP said...

Non many, I can't think of one seen recently, and this one is very nice and original.

Jacob said...

I like this a lot...very dramatic and I'm sure an attention-getter. Nope, we have very few of these shoe repair places left. I think shoes last longer than they used to because we all have more shoes to wear and when we wear them out we just throw them out!

T. Becque said...

Honestly, I don't know of any. I'm sure there must be one somewhere. This may be a commentary on economic status. My shoes are not so expensive that I would fix them!