Bespoke Shoes Unlaced – a shoemaker's blog

Friday, 15 July 2016

New Bespoke Shoes and Crafts Magazine

Welcome back once more, dear readers. We hope you have had a good week.

We have been getting our hands dirty with making as we have a lot of orders all coming through at the same time. This is our favourite thing to be doing - shoemaking!

Here's a style we just sent out - we really like the colour combination and the simplicity of the style.


Particularly like the blue slip beading and the integral tab over the stay stitch on the facings. And the blue through the single hole punching is a cool detail


We didn't want to give them up!


 Luckily, the customer is really happy and is already talking about his second pair.


It is a version of this shoe which we made last year - also a great colour combination




As mentioned last week, we have had two pieces of press in the last week which is great.

The first is in Crafts Magazine which is the magazine of the Crafts Council.



A huge thanks to  editor Grant Gibson who wrote the article. It perfectly captures what we are trying to do with our ready to wear shoes - manufacture in England with specialist artisanal factories, investing in British shoemaking









We were also featured in the current issue of the QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) Magazine which also highlights our Barkan Desert Boot project.

So another big thank you to the  QEST team.

If you are not familiar with them, they give scholarships and apprenticeships to craftspeople to develop their careers. This is how Deborah funded her apprenticeship as a shoemaker. Check them out


And that is about it for this week. We are getting ready for our Pattern Making Course which starts on the 25th and our Intensive Shoemaking Course which starts the week after

And making shoes of course. I love my job!

Until next week, happy shoemaking