"I see thou hast good boots on, which are well blacked. "said [the soldier] to the huntsmans; "but if thou hadst to travel about as I have, they would not last long. Look at mine, they are of buffalo-leather, and have been worn for a long time, but in them I can go through thick and thin."
-The Boots of Buffalo Leather, Traditional German Folk Tale
If shoes tell a tale of where a man has been. Then a Cobbler crafts the future of where a man may go. Cobbling unlocks the ability to craft the finer footwear.