He needed wider zippers installed on the sides of his platform boots.
Though Jordan had done similar jobs before, replacing the zippers on Simmons' boots presented some unique problems.
First, they were heavy. Even with all of Simmons' metal adornments removed, the oversized footwear still weighed 35 pounds.
"I don't know how he wore them onstage," she said.
The boots also were wet when they arrived on Jordan's workbench.
"That leather was real soft and the boots were still sweaty from the night before. It was hard to get them cut out," she said.
Jordan was working on deadline, too: KISS was performing at the Civic Center that night and Simmons needed his boots fixed, pronto.
She started by slicing the threads that held the zippers to the boots' leather. She had to be careful not to cut the soft, supple, soggy leather.
With the zippers removed, Jordan glued new ones in place. The glue normally sets up fast, but Jordan said the wet leather slowed the process. She used a fan to dry them, but that didn't work very well.
Finally, after about an hour, the glue set up and Jordan stitched the zippers back into the leather.
"I guess he made it. He performed that night," she said.
Jordan didn't get to see her handiwork on stage, though.
Arthur told her he had received free tickets for helping the band, but that was just a little good-natured teasing among co-workers.
Jordan left the shoe shop about eight months after her chance encounter with the famous footwear. She got her old job back about two months ago but spent the intervening years as business-cleaner, dough-maker and car-driver.
She never forgot her most famous job, though.
"I still have the zippers."
She put them in a plastic bag and placed it in a Pintor cigar box with newspaper clippings from the concert. For a long time, the zippers still smelled like Simmons' sweat.
"I said, 'I'm going to keep these 'cause someday something might happen with them.'"
If nothing else, the zippers help her prove that she's not lying about her most famous client.