New shoes and the Barber Shop at Port Clinton
At under 100 miles on the trail my shoes started separating from the sole. That was very disappointing to me as I really liked the shoes, the fit the way they felt hiking, I just liked them. So I contacted the store where I bought then and was told that there was nothing they could do. Again, I was very disappointed. Then I contacted the manufacturer and the gave me questions to answer and wanted a picture of the shoes. I complied with their request and waited. In a few days the contacted me and told me that they would replace my shoes but that the style I had was discontinued. Again I was disappointed but at least I was going to get new shoes. They asked that I chose 3 styles and they would ship me one of those to wherever I wished. I chose the styles and asked that they send them to the Port Clinton Pa. post office. Yesterday I picked up my new shoes, and a goodie box from my daughter at Port Clinton. I was very pleased. As I was leaving the post office the post master said, you know about the barbershop don’t you? I said I had tried to find it and he said it had moved and gave me directions. I gathered my packages and headed over there. I was pleasantly surprised, I was greeted by the owner and his father, the previous owner and trail angel Steve. I was offered coffee and cookies and a comfortable chair. The barbershop is a throwback to years gone by, it’s a meeting place and especially for hikers. It is also an antique shop with an eclectic collection of items. If you’re going through Port Clinton I suggest you stop there. OneWay
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Can you share the brand of shoes that failed you? It may save someone the same expierence in the future. Thanks