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"Born again" birkenstocks

So, my trusty and well-worn pair of Birkenstocks fell apart on me while I was walking in them. Luckliy the shoe-shiners have shoe repair knowledge and supplies. This guy stitched the two parts back together. THEY LIVE ON! For $4.

 

Also, it is a warming feeling to know that the shoes I was walking in were sewn together by hand. Every time I looked down I saw the stitches and it was as though I was carrying a part of another person with me.

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Taken on July 14, 2008