Personally, I have never done the journey to Heraklion to see where the great author came from but I have been to Crete and I thought of Zorba on the morning of my Samaria Gorge walk when I went down to meet the sea from the mountains. It was therefore the most fitting t-shirt that an old Greek cobbler could wear on his last day of trade and it is a great shame that he most likely will not be replaced.
As a small consolation, he has patented a shoe for toddlers that is a real gem. He hopes to work on that in his spare time now. John also had some fabulous black french calf Chelseas amongst an array of other shoes which he was still trying to sell. His email is email@example.com and his mobile is 0400 411 624. So, if you want any of the last remaining shoes - feel free to call him and he will meet you out there at the factory. Otherwise, he's off to enjoy his retirement at age 78. You can meet John below by watching the You Tube video.