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Shoe Repair Dynasty: A Dozen Cobblers Across 3 Generations


Shoe Repair Dynasty: A Dozen Cobblers Across 3 Generations

There are some well-known Chicago family dynasties: the Daleys, the Pritzkers and the Madigans, to name a few.

We’re bringing you the story of a lesser-known Chicago dynasty: three generations of cobblers, with shoe repair shops all over the area.  

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Since this story first aired in 2017, Fix Your Kicks has expanded to three locations: Lincoln Square, Edgewater and North Center.

Despite the pandemic and temporarily closures as a result of looting, Fix Your Kicks is open for business.

Below are the locations of all the Marin family shops: 

Fix Your Kicks

3634 N. Western Ave.
4542 N. Western Ave.
1140 W. Thorndale Ave.

Chicago Cobblers Dynasty

318 W. Adams St.
1556 N. LaSalle Drive


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