Harlick Skating Boots – For Over 70 Years

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The year was 1935, Oscar Johnson and Eddie and Roy Shipstad were readying the debut of their ice-skating road show. Sonja Henie was putting the finishing touches on her Madison Square Garden ice show. Indoor ice rinks and dazzling ice carnivals had spread across the country. In San Francisco, home of Shipstad and Johnson, Louis Harlick; a custom footwear maker (English Riding Boots, Ballet Shoes, Orthopedic Shoes) from Russia, was making his first pair of Custom Skating Boots. Ever since the 1860’s, when American Ballet-Master Jackson Haines treated ice and…

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