Do you know where to find a cobbler?

I found a pair of shoes at the thrift store, I was looking for work shoes. I paid five bucks for a pair of shoes that retails for $130 (score!) So, yeah, I would probably pay a cobbler more for the slight repair they need, but I would still pay less than retail price of the shoe.

Thing is, you can't find a cobbler anymore. I witnessed the retirement of the last cobbler in the area when I lived up north, and I haven't been able to find one where we live now.

Talk about a lost art that would be useful...

Duct tape and wd40 fix a lot of things, and I could duct tape my shoes, but it doesn't exactly look professional...


  • merlin44
    merlin44 Posts: 426 ✭✭✭✭

    Yet another lost art in this 'throw away, buy a new one' society. Luckily, there is a cobbler in the next county over. Repaired a pair of decade old boots for me, looking brand new when returned. @Grammyprepper anywhere near northern Arkansas? I have his address LOL.

  • greyfurball
    greyfurball Posts: 591 ✭✭✭✭

    @Grammyprepper my suggestion would be to call your local town/county hall, municipal office, Chamber of Commerce or whatever it is you have. Which office you have is usually dependent on how big your town is.

    But these people pretty much know every business within their area because they have to. So that would be my first go-to office to find your answer.