Tuesday, July 15, 2008

You Want Your Shoes Repaired?



These shoe repair stalls are still around. In these times of cheap shoes, ukay-ukays they are still thriving. This photo was taken using my Kodak DC 290 (2 megapixel camera)


14 comments:

Abu Dhabi/UAE Daily Photo said...

A nice street life capture!

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

I like the documentary value of photos like this. Looking at how busy the look, they must have a good number of custumers.

supergirlhero said...

...and, ang tag-iya sa Home Matters ang same Uncle nga asawa adtong tag-iya sa Tree Garden, partnership niya with his brother nga architect pod :)

You should really ask Tita's, Tree Garden and Home Matters for ad funding hehe :) Tutal, pamilya ra man na sila.

supergirlhero said...

By the way, these guys repair your shoes with the same quality as a Mr. Quickie (a popular shoe repair chain here in Manila) but at a quarter of the price.

Layrayski said...

Abu dhabi-- I agree! :) Hehe I'm happy you find it interesting!

eki qushay akhwan-- I like your observations. I haven't really thought about it much-- about their being busy and having lots of customers. Haha i'm so bad. And you're right they still have a role to play in this world of disposable goods.

Supergirlhero--- Haha mahadlok man pod ta nimo hehe it seems like you're related to almost every owner of the establishments that I've been to! Unsa man suggestion nimo May? Akong talent fee? Free submarine or free halo halo sa ilaha? Hehehe Ok ra siguro if my audience base is mostly taga Butuan na naa jud diri nag stay. Maybe in the future. Hehe Thanks May for believing in me :)

Yeah... I hadn't thought of that. Again. Sheesh. I wasted lots of photos, no? And I don't have interesting to say about them. Anyway, this just goes to show the comments are more interesting than the blog itself. Hahaha

Vlado&Toni said...

how much does it cost to have a pair of shoes repaired?

Layrayski said...

I took that photo last year and as usual I forgot to ask questions other than-- is it okay to take your pictures? Sheesh.

kayni said...

do people still prefer to have their shoes fixed, or chooses to buy new ones instead? i wonder.

Layrayski said...

Yes, apparently they still do. There are lots of very cheap shoes now available. Which means getting your shoes repaired is probably way cheaper than buying. Or people just love their old shoes.

Hilda said...

Do they stay in the same spot everyday? These are not portable? Nakakatakot namang magpa-repair ng sapatos kung sa pagbalik mo ay wala na sila doon! ;)

Layrayski said...

Yup, I believe so. When I was still in elementary near there I think I already saw them there at that spot.

supergirlhero said...

Ly, can I answer some of the comments?

vlado&toni: It depends on the type of shoe and the damage. On average, its about P20, but you are encouraged to give them tips :)

hilda: Its a trust-based system...they could disappear if they want to, but as Ly said, they've been there since forever, and we know who they are anyway so its easy to look for them if they abscond. And they usually finish repairing within the day anyway.

Layrayski said...

haha absolutely May! And thanks! You can be the information/history/geography/social voice of this blog. hehe

Vlado&Toni said...

thanks, wow 20 pesos! that's so cheap - i hope they make enough money.

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