Cobbler and shoemaker: Age-old profession still going strong in Mendocino

Jan 15, 2020

Cobbler and shoemaker Jason Clapp began to make shoes as an extension of his hobby, working with leather. Then he moved into cobbling, learning about the glues and synthetics that are part of modern, factory-made shoe repair. He spoke with KZYX about his trade, its importance and why he enjoys it.

Jason Clapp in his shop in Mendocino Village, with a couple of his sewing machines, holding one of the shoes he handcrafted.