Meet Andrew, the ultimate Sole Man. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the Goodyear Shoe Hospital on 3rd Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. Just when you think nobody gives a lick about customer service anymore , you find a place like this. The owner and the shop mascot, Momma ( you will meet them another day) are just delightful. Throw in Andrew, their employee of 25 years, and you have a place that you might just want to visit even if your shoes don't need repair! My photography buddy, Doug and I knew immediately that we had hit , as Andrew told us, "The Mother Lode" for photographers! Oh yes, this was just what we were looking for. A back room filled with amazing machinery, sewing machines, and a ton of shoe memorabilia. It was a a treasure trove . We filled our memory cards and then when we thought we were done, Momma the cat, performed a "dog trick" just for our enjoyment! Where is Dave Letterman when you need him??? An afternoon well spent.
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