Omaha shoe repairman fixes everything from Taylor Swift's boots to gear for firefighters

Jan 11, 2024 925

When Sam Di Mauro describes a random day at Andy’s Shoe Repair, it sounds like the setup of a joke. A nun walks into the store. Next comes a Hells Angels biker. And finally a priest. On any given day, Di Mauro never knows who will need him to fix their shoes next.

It could be Taylor Swift with a pair of boots before a concert in Omaha in 2011. Or the cast of “Lion King” before they begin a series of shows at the Orpheum Theater. “There’s a million stories,” he said. “You get to meet such a wide variety of people.”

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