But if you want a pair of Schwartz’s custom-made shoes, don’t
expect them to come quickly. Schwartz says it takes about 10
hours to make one pair. To accommodate the growing demand for his
products, he’s hired apprentice August Larson (pictured back
left) and increased the initial 5-week turnaround to 12 weeks.
Even so, Schwartz insists his customers have remained patient.