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How bespoke dress shoes are made by hand and why they can cost £5,000


  • Bespoke shoes are designed to perfectly fit your feet.
  • A handmade pair can take months to make and can cost over £5,000.
  • The sole is stitched on, instead of glued, so the shoe can be repaired multiple times.

Handmade bespoke dress shoes take months to make. Shoemakers transform rough measurements of a customer’s feet into a one-of-a-kind shoe. One pair can cost over £5,000. London has been a hub for shoemaking for centuries, and while the industry has shrunk over time, an increase in demand from Japan and the US has helped to reignite interest in this craft. So, why would someone buy bespoke dress shoes? And what makes them so expensive?

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