Last Saturday, Steven accompanied me on my yearly jaunt to Melfe’s Shoes in Ilion, NY, for work shoes. I just love that place! Vicki, who has helped us before was there, as was a young man I had not seen before. He brought out my selections with a friendly smile.
Vicki told us he was David, who attends college in Cortland but returns every year to help them with their January rush.
Steven got a pair of sneakers. His feet have been bothering him lately, so I wanted him to get a quality pair. Vicki helped him.
He ended up getting one of the best-fitting pair of sneakers he has ever had, because they had a pair of 10 1/2 EEEE in stock. I didn’t know they made quadruple E.
It did not take us long, because we had good luck finding what we liked. Sometimes I end up trying on pair after pair before I say, “I think we have a winner!”
Melfe’s also does shoe repair. I have had several heel bottoms replaced on dress shoes. Some people just go ahead and buy new shoes, but when I find a pair I like, I like to keep them for as long as possible. Reduce, reuse, recycle!
Melfe’s is located at 64 Central Ave., Ilion, NY, phone number 315-894-4049. They are open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 to 5 p.m. Saturday.