There is nothing quite like the experience of having pair of shoes handcrafted to the unique form of your feet. Most people have noticeable differences between the left and right foot; you may be a quarter or a half size longer on one side or have deeper volumes over the metatarsal arch. Having shoes made bespoke to your foot means every tiny measurement or difference between your two feet can be taken into consideration.
Each pair of my shoes is made from the highest quality, soft, full grain Italian leather which is the best in the world in terms of durability and finish. With a buttersoft tannage and following 100% inspection at the tannery the hides are transported to Northampton before we use them to make our shoes. The uppers have rolled edges, fully lined in soft suede or leather. And of course you can choose from a huge kaleidoscope of colours. You can even choose the lining, finish and stitching.
My designs are made to be soft, so they form to your unique shape. The uppers have rolled edges, fully lined in soft velvety suede or leather for extra durability. All my soles are tanned in England and the replaceable rubber soles are manufactured in Spain. I can make them with traditional leather soles, vibram or topy. I make my shoes with low heels, you can also choose a zero drop sole (no heel). All my footwear is designed to last and to be repaired after decades of wear.
The shape of my lasts are curved to fit your arch, designed so that the feet are held firmly back into the heels of the shoes, leaving the toes free to spread into the broad toe-box, allowing maximum room to spread into their natural form.
Special Features of my Shoes
Commissioning a pair of bespoke handmade shoes made individually for you gives you the freedom to choose any combination of colours you like. From shocking pinks to classic tans you can be as vibrant or traditional as you wish. If you simply want black shoes you can choose to have a different colour stitching or lining. You may order a variety of laces to change with your mood or event allowing your shoes to compliment any outfit perfectly or to make a statement of their very own.
Designed to Last
Nowadays most manufactured shoes are dictated by the fashion industry. The majority of factory made shoes wear out after a couple of years, ending their short lives in landfill. It is a waste of skills and energy, precious materials, money and of course it is environmentally .
By contrast, mine are made with replaceable rubber soles, so that even with constant wear, they will last for years and years. All my footwear has double out- soled stitching for extra strength and durability.
One of my most unique features of my shoes are the laces which I make by hand, using a long length of leather and reinforcing the inside with a waxed thread.
If you wanted plain black shoes, you can order a variety of laces from my kaleidoscope of colours to change with your mood or event allowing your shoes to compliment any outfit perfectly or to make a statement of their very own.
I use a very special leather for the soles, not used in traditional leather shoes. It was designed specifically for Hydraulic Engineering to create oil seals under great pressure and heat. It is soft and flexible, so your unique footprints embed into them. The result is your feet shape the soles.
Fully lined, Italian leather uppers
My high quality, soft, full grain, Italian leather is available in over 60 different colours. I can also make my shoes with patents or tweed and all varieties of fabrics. You can choose to have my bespoke shoes made with or without the brogue design.
Your shoes can be made in one colour, two subtle colours or you can go wild and have the left shoe in pink, the other in lime green. You can choose the stitching which can set the shoe off or bring out the lining or the laces. See my gallery page for examples or ideas.