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Shoe cobblers don't mind the long winter

Shoe cobblers don't mind the long winter

By Erik Bilstad. CREATED Mar 7, 2014

This long, cold winter is wreaking havoc on our shoes!

Thanks to the weather, business is booming at Jeff's Shoe Repair in Milwaukee, (3348 N. 84th St).

"Definitely," owner Jeff Brandenburg tells me.  "There's been a lot more shoes with salt stains and more shoes ruined because of the salt."

"The salt just eats through the leather."

Does that mean Jeff is happy with this never-ending winter?

"Sorta," he says with a smile.  "Except for the shoveling."

Erik Bilstad

Erik Bilstad

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Erik is a national Edward R. Murrow award winner who chases after his three children when he's not looking for someone to interview.