An experiment in conscious living.

Commitment #42

“I will repair old shoes before buying new ones.”

Even though fashion items are one of the few things that can be made with all-natural materials. . . yes, it is possible to buy pure rubber soles. . . adding anything to the landfill that has any use to it goes against my principles.  While I won’t be making it to the 106th Annual Convention of the Shoe Service Industry of America in Oklahoma, I did use their database to find the only Hawai`i Island repair shop out of the 17 listed for our state. Modern Shoe Repair is located on 1289 Kilauea Ave Ste A in Hilo. Another bit of random information I dug up about the company and found amusing: “Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $45,000 and employs a staff of approximately 1.”

Join me in making this lifestyle commitment at Kanu Hawai`i.


1 Comment»

  Alan wrote @

Is that the same cobbler that is on the little side street between Kinoole and Kilauea right before the used car lot? (Hiloan Directions)

I love my pair of slipon reefs. They’ve lasted me 5 years now, only the left sole fell off about half a year ago. Gets a little dangerous when it rains.

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