The Matchbooks · June 16, 2020 0

Pulling yourself up by your bootstraps

Mason Shoe sales, free shoes for life

There used to be people who sold various things door to door, they actually made a living at this, or a good moonlighting income. The Mason shoe Company mainly sold their shoes this way, high quality stuff, I don’t know about whether they were fashionable.

Here’s an obituary for the kind of person they employed; I have a lot of respect for someone who racked up the miles and the friends like Edward Angell.

Mason stopped making shoes in 2003, a victim of the preference for lesser quality but cheaper shoes from China. They have a catalog now, sells multiple other name brands of shoes and clothes, with the option to pay in installments. You know times are hard when they repossess your shoes.