Put This On Episode 2: Shoes
Public radio show host and self-proclaimed shoe enthusiast, Jesse Thorn gets a behind the scenes look at Willie’s Shoe Service in L.A., one of the country’s most renowned custom shoe repair shops. In this episode of Put This On, Thorn is introduced to Raul Ojeda, the store’s manager and long time apprentice to mentor and founder Willebaldo Rivera aka Willie. Ojeda offers an in-depth examination of how shoes are manufactured, how they must be cared for and why he must continue to fulfill Willie’s legacy for handcrafting quality shoes. It may influence shoe buff’s everywhere to develop a new-found respect for this simple, everyday accessory.