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Right Foot Forward: Where to get bespoke men’s shoes

Bespoke footwear is a craft that provides the most discerning and stylish of gentlemen with made-to-measure shoes that fit the specific style and needs of its wearers. Traditionally hand-crafted from a wooden last that is used to mould an individual’s precise measurements and using only the highest of quality materials, it is a craft and premium service executed by only the most experienced and skilled of artisanal cobblers that ensures each individual’s comfort and unique style. Here are some of the city’s home-grown custom-made shoemakers.


1. Kow Hoo Shoe Company
One of the city’s oldest cobblers uses the traditional method of wooden shoe last to mould the exact fit of its customers’ measurements and Goodyear Welt construction to form a longer-lasting form that makes replacing soles easier to do. They keep customers’ lasts for at least seven years, making new orders (of any style, colour and material) from outside of the city possible.
Price: From HK$17,100
Location: Central
Contact: +852 2523 0489

2.Shoe Artistry
Combining modern technology with the traditional craft of shoemaking, Shoe Artistry designs made-to-order shoes footwear to their customers’ specific style, taste and fit by using 3D printing technology to create insoles to form an exact fit. With 16 styles, eith leather and colour selections, and five different sole constructs (including Goodyear Welt and Blake) on offer, all shoes are hand-stitching with  full leather outsoles and the shop’s signature 3X nail on the outer heels. 
Price: From HK$9,288
Location: Mong Kok
Contact: +852 2796 6018

3.Zee’s Leatherware & Shoes
Ideal for a one-stop custom leather goods shopping spree, their range of made-to-order leather including footwear that veer towards more classical styles such as loafers, oxford, Derbis, monk straps and brogues. The final product is typically completed within a week and can either be picked-up or delivered.
Price: From HK$3,000
Location: Tsim Sha Tsui
Contact: +852 2368 2581

2021-04-10T14:20:22+00:00 April 11, 2021|Accessories, Fashion, Men's Fashion|