The choice of tennis shoes and sandals over leather has almost made the “shoe shine” in downtown San José extinct.
Four decades ago more than 60 men earned a living shining shoes of walkers by in places like the Parque Central and the Plaza de la Cultura.
In the 1980’s, the municipality of San José authorized 27. Last week, AmeliaRueda.com reports that not more ten men dedicated themeselves (with the blessing of the municipality).
The following video is an interview of three of them and commentary by the public.
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