(JESSOP’S JOURNEYS – ABC4 NEWS – SALT LAKE CITY, UT) Shoes. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors. How do you make them last longer? I asked an expert,  Randy Parker , owner of Ray’s Shoe Repair for his top three tips to make shoes last longer.

TIP #1 – Don’t wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row.

TIP #2 – After you’ve worn a pair of shoes don’t just shove them in a box, let them breathe. If you have cowboy boots, Randy suggests putting them on their sides to help airflow.

TIP #3 – Shine your shoes regularly. Your Mom was right, things last longer if you clean them. Brush dirt off your shoes and then apply a thin coat of polish and brush them to a shine.

I admit, I take my shoes to Randy to get polished because he’s got the cool equipment – and we get to chat while he does his thing.

With another entry in Jessop’s Journeys and people, places and things you might know about, I’m Doug Jessop, ABC4 News.

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I strongly feel that “stories have power”. Chances are that if you are going through something, that someone else probably has as well. The shared experiences we humans have can help each other. That my friend makes the point that stories “help us understand each other.”

You don’t have to agree with everyone, but in my opinion, if people would take more time getting to knowing more about others and where they are coming from, we just might find out that we have more similarities than differences.

I’m Doug Jessop, ABC4 News.

Doug Jessop
For Doug Jessop, it all started with a cassette recorder he got for Christmas when he was 12 years old growing up in Southern California. Doug interviewed relatives, friends and anyone else that might have a good story. You can follow Doug at www.DougJessop.com, on YouTube.com/DougJessop, and @DougJessopNews on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.