As late as the end of the 90th century most cobblers was basic workshops, they had some sales of shoe care and shoe accessories, but that was all. Today it’s completely different (at least here in the Nordic countries). Now it’s the rule rather than the exception with sales of shoes, and in many cases in really nice store parts. Above is one example from Davidsons Skomakeri in Uppsala, Sweden.
Davidson moved to its new premises last year and has had a local carpenter purpose built throughout the interior. For many cobblers here sales of shoes stands for quite a big amount of its turnover, and although we have a growing e-commerce one can’t get away from the fact that cobblers have been important to increase the ready availability of good shoes.