So, on almost every trip to Costa Rica, we look a bit for how to get shoes. Last time, I found some cowboy boots in San Jose, and followed up on a lead for a place that made shoes to order (didn´t find it tho). This time! YAY! We found a place in Alajuela! Rick got a pair of dress shoes, made to his measure. It took 10 days (here, that means *after* 10 days, or what we usually call 11 days), and $70. When we picked them up, Rick put them on, walked around, indicated that one was a bit tight, and the shoemaker stretched it a bit - on the spot!
The miracle worker:
Zapatería Rodrigo Oreamuno (note: I fixed this name, and adjusted the directions)
3 1/2 blocks West of Coffee Dreams (1 block North of the Cathedral)
BTW - Coffee Dreams is highly recommended (definitely avoid Café Deliciósa just across the street)