Landis Boot & Shoe Repair closes after 90 years

Landis Boot & Shoe Repair closes after 90 years

Shop has seen decline in business, rising costs
Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, stitches a new zipper into a women’s pair of boots at the business located on U.S. Highway 160 on the west side of Durango. Most of the machinery has been in the shop since 1928.
Landis machinery has been at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair since 1928.
Landis machinery has been at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair since 1928.
Different boots and shoes are scattered around in different states of repair at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair.
Landis machinery has been in the shop since 1928.
Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, who works out of the basement, climbs stairs to help a customer at the business located on U.S. Highway 160 at 21794 U.S. Highway 160, near the Durango Dog Park. The shop closed its doors at the end of October.
Landis machinery has been in the shop since 1928.
Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, cuts leather that will end up on the bottom of slippers. The shop has operated continuously since 1928 and will close its doors at the end of the month.
Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, cuts leather that will end up on the bottom of slippers.
Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, located on U.S. Highway 160 on the west side of Durango, has operated continuously since 1928. The business closed this week.
Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, stitches a new zipper into a women’s pair of boots at the business located on U.S. Highway 160 on the west side of Durango.

Landis Boot & Shoe Repair closes after 90 years

Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, stitches a new zipper into a women’s pair of boots at the business located on U.S. Highway 160 on the west side of Durango. Most of the machinery has been in the shop since 1928.
Landis machinery has been at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair since 1928.
Landis machinery has been at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair since 1928.
Different boots and shoes are scattered around in different states of repair at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair.
Landis machinery has been in the shop since 1928.
Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, who works out of the basement, climbs stairs to help a customer at the business located on U.S. Highway 160 at 21794 U.S. Highway 160, near the Durango Dog Park. The shop closed its doors at the end of October.
Landis machinery has been in the shop since 1928.
Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, cuts leather that will end up on the bottom of slippers. The shop has operated continuously since 1928 and will close its doors at the end of the month.
Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, cuts leather that will end up on the bottom of slippers.
Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, located on U.S. Highway 160 on the west side of Durango, has operated continuously since 1928. The business closed this week.
Mervin Stilson, shoemaker and longtime cobbler at Landis Boot & Shoe Repair, stitches a new zipper into a women’s pair of boots at the business located on U.S. Highway 160 on the west side of Durango.
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