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Terry in front of his first store, 1975

Terry in front of his first store, 1975

Terry Thompson

     Before opening his first shoe repair shop, Terry was a steel fabricator and welder. An incident while welding caused him to suffer a severe back injury, which required several surgeries to heal. Terry's injury was what pushed him into a career of shoe repair. While recovering, Terry purchased his first three pieces of machinery and taught himself the trade of shoe repair. Pictured to the left is the first shoe repair shop Terry opened in 1975. Later in the 80's, he moved to a larger shop once business began to pick up. While continuing to do shoe repair in his new location, he began carrying Red Wing boots. Cobbler's Corner is now at it's fifth location. The store has also doubled in size twice. Terry invented and patented the E-Z Caster as well as the E-Z Gait Drop-Foot Brace. Terry is proud to be the owner of the oldest, continuous business that is still in operation in Columbiana. With over 42 years of dedicated service, he retired in 2017. Before retiring, Terry helped to train our two expert pedorthists, Jennifer and Chelsea. He left the business with several pedorthics awards. The second and third Thompson generations are proudly continuing the family business today. 

 

Terry in his second shoe repair shop 

Terry in his second shoe repair shop