Sitting behind an enormous San Diego State University building, is a small shop named Pablo’s Shoe Repair. The store is owned by Pablo Serrano, one of the many sons of Pablo Sr. with the same name. His tools and scars on his arms show the history of the place and hard work that goes into repairing shoes.
Serrano didn’t plan on shoe repair as a career but after his car was stolen in college he was able to fall back on the shoe business. He has been repairing shoes for almost 10 years but isn’t sure about the future of his business.
The owner of the building complex has been talking about renovating the area and then selling to the university. Despite the uncertainty, Serrano isn’t worried because he will simply adjust to what happens in his life. He believes that the whole reason that people bring their shoes in is because they mean something to that person, so he does his best to repair the shoes to their liking.