Talent Tuesday is our weekly feature where we introduce the people who make Zimmerman Shoes. Our manufacturer is our long-standing family business, the oldest children's shoe manufacturer in the country.
Today we're featuring Mikey, who's worked here since July 12, 1989.
After Derek and Ron have lasted each shoe, it's Mikey's job to rough the leather that has been lasted under each shoe. This helps the sole of the shoe hold onto the leather when they get attached. On the right side of the photo, you can see soles lined up waiting to be matched and attached to their lasted uppers.
Mikey's always quick with a smile and a laugh, and he likes to read mystery novels, especially ones by Agatha Christie. His favorite movies are Jaws and Back to the Future, and he's always happy to cheer on the Phillies, Eagles, or Flyers. Thank you, Mikey!