The shoemakers


“Nobody wants to be barefoot nowadays” says Abraham, who’s been making shoes for almost 40 years. The place is messy. Plastic bags struggle to fit the shelves; old shoes, glue, nails and hammers fill almost every corner of the room. They don’t seem to bother…bringing old shoes back to life is what they can do best. Rosa was 17 when she got her first job in a shoe factory in Costa Rica. Enrique comes from a family that made shoes in Nicaragua. Mario learned from a friend, "i guess i liked the job because you don't have to move from your chair". "Al momento", Alajuela, Costa Rica.