A Youth Revives Old Trade: Shoe Repair

Photo by baldiri Winona Post:

He’s a six-foot tall Texan complete with cowboy hat, thick work boots and the hint of a drawl, and planted in a little shop on the East End of Winona, Adam Jimenez is reviving an old art. The art of shoes, of boots and saddles and fine leatherwork; the 27-year-old San Antonio native is now Winona’s only cobbler. “I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a few years, really,” he said, his tall frame stooped over a custom welded shoe horn with a leather boot attached, scraping away an old welt — what the sole of the boot is affixed to. Photo by baldiri.

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