Lewis McFarland (above left and on the right) founded McFarland’s Shoe Repair in 1918 in Hamilton, OH. Jim McFarland (below left, featured on the November 1967 cover of The Master Shoe Rebuilder) moved the business to Florida in 1963, and to Lakeland in 1967. Jim McFarland II (pictured with his father in the center photos), learned the trade from his father and took over the business in 1986.