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In a bygone era, cobblers lived in every major town and would both build new shoes and repair broken shoes for their customers. In some places, shoes are still made with hand-cut leathers and sewn on soles (shoes that can hold up for a decade rather than months) with the proper repair. In this video you meet Jake Illg, a key team member who helps restore timeworn Red Wing Shoes. If you prefer your boots to have a little history, you’ll appreciate the restoration process the company goes through to revitalize a pair of well-used boots. Enjoy!