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originally posted by: CX
I've always had a bit of a fascination with handmade shoes, not that I have ever bought any, I just love the craftsmanship that goes into making a pair of bespoke shoes.
I've never paid more than about £90 for a pair of shoes, and that was only a few times, usually I end up going for the £50 range......but I'm now looking to up the quality a little in order to get more years out of them. Probably something like Loakes who do an excellent repair service when they wear out.
We pay hundreds for a mobile phone, yet something that is supposed to after our feet, we often just make do.
Recently I have been watching a very interesting series of videos on men's style, and there is a great video on the best bespoke shoemakers in the world. Well worth a watch if you like nice shoes and top craftsmanship is something you respect. Not that I'm ever going to be able to afford these lol, but it's great to see such skill still alive today.
The guy who makes these vids seems a real gent too, with a wealth of knowledge.
So does anyone here buy any shoes worth a mention? Or have any tips when buying them....or after care?
I'm even getting obsessed with decent shoe cleaning products....and before you ask.....yes I have a life.... and no I'm not single lol!