Finger Cobbler

Repair damaged outer surfaces of leather shoes.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$17,000 – $36,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Finger Cobblers do?

Repairs damaged outer surface of leather shoes: Examines shoe for defects, such as scuffs, cracks, and blemishes. Spreads glue on defects and presses leather with heated iron rod to seal. Buffs defective area with sandpaper or by holding shoe against buffing wheel. Wipes defective area with rag to remove foreign material. Mixes waxes to obtain matching color or selects matching crayon stick. Spreads wax on defective surface. Rubs repaired area with rag to polish and blend surfaces.

Should I be a Finger Cobbler?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Cobbler, Cobbler Apprentice, Cobbler, Mckay, Cobbler, Sole, Cobbler, Upper, Shoe Cobbler, Trimming Cutter

    How to become a Finger Cobbler

    Most Finger Cobblers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9sbaab&chl=no+college+%2874%25%29|certificate+%2822%25%29|associate%27s+%282%25%29|||doctorate+%282%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,74,74
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