Fed-up cobbler fashions extra-long social-distancing shoes

Fed-up cobbler fashions extra-long social-distancing shoes

Romanian Cobbler Grigore Lup noticed that people weren't following the rules of social distancing at his local market, so he decided to make long-nose

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Romanian Cobbler Grigore Lup noticed that people weren’t following the rules of social distancing at his local market, so he decided to make long-nosed shoes as a response. His Euro size 75 shoes are specifically designed to keep people apart, “If two people wearing these shoes were facing each other, there would be almost one-and-a-half metres between them.”


Lup, who said he adapted the long footwear from a model he made for actors, said he had so far received five orders for social distancing shoes.

It takes him two days to make a pair, which requires almost one square metre of leather. They cost 500 lei ($115) a pair.

Now 55, Lup first started making shoes when he was 16, learning from a cobbler who at 93 today still makes traditional ethnic Hungarian footwear.

image via Incaltaminte din piele


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