Sunday, September 10, 2017

the heel bar

one of the few places in Donegal where you can get your shoes repaired.  Growing up, we had a local place where the cobbler would service the community.  You could find a cobbler in any city but not today.  These days people just buy new shoes and throw away the old ones.


17 comments:

  1. Interesting blast from the past that is still here.

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  2. Lucky that you have still one.

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  3. Yes you are right, they are hard to find anymere!

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  4. Great name on that shop. Often, the shoes today are not worth repairing. The quality isn't like it used to be. We are a disposable society.

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  5. You remind me of when I was a kid and we would take our shoes to the "shoemaker". Todays footwear is not repairable.

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  6. There's an old cottage in my area known as Skomakartorp. That translates to Shoemakers Cottage, but it's been a century or two since an actual shoemaker lived there.

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  7. Can we have a drink while the heel is fixed? ;)

    Cheers!

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  8. Not many of those shops around anymore. I've know some real heels in my life. Could I get them fixed here? :)

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  9. It's good to see they are still there.

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  10. I had a pair of shoes re-heeled just last week Bill, they're still around 😀 I like the look of your fix it shop here, looks like it's been around for a while!

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  11. That is very true however, I still take mine to a shoe repair place. In fact, I've been going to the same shoe repair place for 47 years!

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  12. Cobblers are rare here, and when you find them, the shop usually has a variety of things they do aside from shoe repairs.

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  13. There is one here just down the street from me!

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  14. I love all the scenes you share, Bill! I like the look and name of this place.

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  15. We have an old hardware store on our town square that offers these services.

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  16. So true! And some shoes are made so they can't be re-soled, including my husband's pretty pricey pair of hiking boots. Such waste!

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