Local shoe repairman fixes boots for KISS guitarist


YOU’RE A HERO. WELL, ANOTHER PERSON WHO HAS GOTTEN PRETTY FAMOUS, WHO WE HAVE ALL GOT ON THE KNOW AND HE’S PRETTY FAMOUS WITH — MAYBE NOT LIKE BASKETBALL SHOES LIKE THIS BUT HE’S A GREAT GUY. GREAT AT FIXING UP SHOES AND A GOOD FRIEND. YOU HAVE DONE A BUNCH OF STORIES WITH HIM. RALPH, BUT I DON’T THINK THAT HE HAS EVER WORKED ON A PAIR OF SHOES OR BOOTS IN THIS CASE LIKE THE ORDER THE OTHER DAY. CHECK IT OUT. OPENED UP THE BAG AND SAID, WOW, THOSE ARE BEAUTIFUL BOOTS WHO DO THEY BELONG TO. WELL, GUESS. I SAID, I DON’T KNOW. YOU KNOW WHO THEY BELONG TO. NOT REALLY. IT IS A BAND PLAYING TONIGHT. NOT JUST ANY BAND, THESE GUYS. LEGENDARY KISS. GUITARIST AND CO-LEAD VOCALIST PAUL STANLEY NEEDED WORK DONE ON HIS FAMOUS BOOTS BEFORE THE SHOW AT THE AMP TUESDAY NIGHT. I SAID, THAT’S KISS BOOTS! I SAID NO, REALLY! GOOD FRIEND RANDY, WAS MAKING HIS REGULAR VISIT TO RALPH’S STORE AND GOT A LOOK AT THEM. AND THE TWO DECIDED TO MAKE A LITTLE VIDEO ABOUT THE SPECIAL ORDER. LOOK AT THAT THAT’S PRETTY AMAZING. AND THEY BROUGHT THEM TO YOU TO FIX. THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IS IT COOL. IT WAS REALLY COOL. EVIDENTLY BEFORE EVERY SHOW, THE BOOTS GET NEW SOLES, RALPH FIXING UP THE TOP. YOU CAN SEE THAT. LOOK AT THAT LOOK AT THAT RIGHT ON THE INNER SOLE OF THE YOU. AND THEY DON’T MISS AROUND A KISS REP BRINGS THE MATERIALS. I WANTED THAT — THAT’S NEW ONE. SO I WAS VERY SURPRISED. WOW, EVERY CONCERT. HE MUST DO A LOT OF DANCING. I’M PRETTY SURE THEY DO KISS STILL PUTS ON SOME SHOW. I HOPE THAT STANLEY NOTICED THE LITTLE SURPRISE RALPH AND RANDY LEFT IN THE BOOTS BEFORE HE GOT ON STAGE. I PUT MY BUSINESS CARD IN THERE. [ LAUGHTER ] I THINK THAT RANDY MAY HAVE SLIPPED ONE IN THERE AS WELL. SO, THOSE ARE NOT THE ONLY FAMOUS FOOT WEAR THAT RALPH FIXED. HE SAID HE HAS DONE A PAIR OF SHOES FOR VANILLA ICE AND CONNECTED BACK HERE TO THE STATE FAIR, FOR CHER BEFORE HER — FAMOUS 1970s CONCERTS HERE AT CHEVY COURT AT THE FAIR. THAT’S AMAZING. HE’S AN AMAZING GUY. FANTASTIC. WE HAVE MORE. IF YOU JUST HEAD OVER TO THE NEWSCHANNEL 9 APP. HE TOLD ME A GREAT STORY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT GOT HIM NERVOUS ABOUT FIXING THE KISS BOOTS AND IT IS COOL TO CHECK OUT. AND THE ENTIRE FACEBOOK VIDEO THAT HE AND RANDY DID. THEY HAD A GREAT TIME.

2 Comments

  • this is awesome what the address I need shoe repair bad

  • These guys are in great shape for their age.

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