The next item in our series? An outsole stitcher.
Professional: Lucas Argrew, cobbler at Beyond Shoe Repair in Auburn, ME.
Pro Tool: 1940’s Landis Model 12 K Outsole Stitcher.
Why it’s a Pro Tool: “These specific Landis machines are kind of the backbone of the shoe repair industry … They need a little repair, but they still work just as good as they used to.”
Click the media player above to hear more.
Additional production from Katie Long.
Marketplace is on a mission.
We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.
Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?