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TBT: D & L Leather Crafts and Boots Repairing Shoes for 42 Years

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Lee Shinledecker and his wife started D & L Leather Crafts and Boots in Kennewick 42 years ago. Lee Shinledecker and his wife started D & L Leather Crafts and Boots in Kennewick 42 years ago.

KENNEWICK, WA - It's Throwback Thursday and we're spotlighting the lost art of shoe repair.

Lee Shinledecker and his wife started D & L Leather Crafts and Boots in Kennewick 42 years ago.

They say young people don't even know shoes can be re-soled or re-heeled and can last a very long time. But their daughter has been around the shop since she was little, and they're training her to take over.

"I have a lot of friends that are customers. They come in, see how I'm doing and they bring their shoes.  There's nothing like running a family business because we all look out for each other, you know? It's just a wonderful thing," Shinledecker said.

You can find D & L Leather Crafts and Boots near the intersection of Kennewick Avenue and Vista Way in Kennewick.

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