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Updated: 11/04/2013 10:12:13AM

Cobbler keeps customers on their feet

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Cobbler Boris Proskurovsky works on a customer's shoe at Boris Custom Shoe Service in Englewood

By ERIN MOORE

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ENGLEWOOD — You won’t find any elves working in the cobbler shop, but you will hear magical tales of Boris and Nina Proskurovsky’s handiwork helping customers put their best foot forward.

Specializing in orthopedic footwear, shoe and leather goods repair and Euro comfort shoe sales, the couple has owned Boris Custom Shoe Service, or the Cobbler’s Place, in Englewood for more than 10 years. Graduating from classes in orthopedic shoe design in his homeland of the Soviet Union in the 1960s, Boris brought his skills to New York in 1976. There he would own a shop in the Mayflower Hotel, minutes from the Lincoln Center in Manhattan. Luciano Pavarotti once stopped in to have his shoes resoled.

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