FAQ

Breaking in a new pair of bespoke shoes is highly recommended for a number of reasons:
  • By gradually increasing the time you wear your shoes each day, your feet will become more accustomed to the shoes and your shoes will become more accustomed to your feet! (This means the inner soles will gradually take on the imprint of your feet and will therefore become even more comfortable over time.)
  • Some styles of shoe will take longer to break in than others (especially depending on the type of the leather used for the upper)
Using shoe-trees will help to keep the shape of your shoes when they are not being worn. A shoe-tree is a shaped piece of wood that fits snugly into your shoes or boots to help keep the shape of the leather. (Shoe-trees can be purchased at an additional cost).

 

After wearing on a wet day, it is important to allow the shoes to dry naturally at room temperature and away from any source of heat. This will help to preserve and protect the shoes from wearing out too quickly or becoming damaged.

 

Regular polishing will also help to preserve and protect the shoe.
Bespoke handmade shoes are made using traditional methods of hand-sewing – unlike the shoes that can be bought “off the shelf”.
Top quality materials are always used – including prime leather (oak and vegetable tanned) for the upper and the “rough stuff” (insoles, soles, welts, etc.)
Furthermore, bespoke shoes are carefully handcrafted to fit the unique and individual shape of your feet.
Bespoke handcrafted shoes may cost more than ready-to-wear shoes – but they are an investment that will last you a good twenty or thirty years if you take care of them!

The usual production time is about 3-5 weeks. Remember that you are purchasing a made-to-order pair of shoes, that is, your pair is not produced in advance, every part of it will be hand-crafted, exclusively for you, after submitting your order. From the start (leather hand cutting) to finish (sole stitching).