Since 1907, 1922, Color Running, And Pimento Cheese Shoes

Bon Ton Hatters, Shoe Repair, Shoe Shine — the ‘been here since 1907’ people — have shuttered the business.

Av and I had a little lunch in downtown Birmingham and ran by, because for the second time in my life, I have a pair of shoes I care about enough to see about getting them repaired (a perfect little pair of Børns I’ve had forever, that I got at Sikes and Kohn’s (love for the indy shoe stores of the world) and look great with…everything). I was looking forward to actually having a reason to go inside Bon Ton, but it turns out they closed a few months ago.

Still, through the windows:

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I wound up taking my Børns to another spot in downtown, Goodyear Shoe Hospital — which has been around since 1922, but they said that my shoes aren’t repairable — they could glue them, but they just aren’t made as well as they used to, so…

They have a really great sign up top, too.


Speaking of shoes, I think my favorite pair of New Balance will never be their original colors due to a color run I did last weekend for charity (that’s Leslie on the left and me on the right, below), but that’s totally okay because (a.) great cause and (b.) that was super fun. I am so ready to do another Color Run!


Adidas has released their pimento cheese shoes in time for The Masters.

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