you would find shoesmiths like this working on the roadside at his "booth".
According to the locals, scenes like this were commonplace back in the old days,
when there were always one or two in each neighborhood servicing the community.
Perhaps nowadays shoes are more disposable, or they are not made like they
used to! Or the shoe repair chain stores at MTR stations have squeezed out the
small competitors since their customers have stools to sit on while waiting for
the completion of the job.
Nevertheless, if you have a pair of shoes you
like that need some work, you may still find this shoesmith in Wanchai