Your Custom Cobbler
I love the joke about the doctor working his way up to being a shoemaker, because thats what I did. It took me 4 years to earn a Podiatry degree. It took 15 more to master the art of Shoemaking. I am a Custom Shoemaker and Im proud to be part of a unique tradition that combines craftsmanship, orthopedics, and art. I love what I do, and for 21 years Ive been helping people with their footwear needs.
Ive earned the trust of three generations. The attorney whose dress pumps I resole will ask me to fabricate a shoe lift for her mother whos had a hip replacement, and on Saturday Ill put taps on her daughters dance shoes.
I enjoy the pace of my shop, which is the oldest continuous shoe repair in the region. Stop in, and youll find my clients in the gold Queen Anne chairs up in front drinking coffee, and educating me on politics and life as I work on their shoes.
Forest Gump said it perfectly. "You can tell a lot about people by looking at their shoes". Comfort, confidence, making a statement, completing a marathon. In shoemaking every detail is noticed, and clients are immediately pleased or unhappy.
A career without spin.
This business rests on the foundation of love, support and encouragement that Ive received from family and friends. I married my college sweetheart and 25 years later were proud of our 3 children, who helped in the shop after school, and are now exploring careers of their own.