With thousands of shoe brands on the market, finding the right footwear to make you stand out from the crowd is always a possibility. That said, there’s something special about sporting that perfect pair of shoes designed and crafted for you and you alone. The bespoke footwear world offers a beautiful throwback to an otherwise long-gone era of passionate craftspeople with creativity coursing through their veins. This is not the way to shop if you have something in mind for an event coming up in a week or two; however, these bespoke shoe options will absolutely be worth the wait.
If bespoke is on your radar but a flight to Paris is not, you can find options for beautiful bespoke footwear “made in the U.S.A.” Modern Vice keeps its headquarters and flagship store in Manhattan’s Garment District and offers a full line of both off-the-rack and custom footwear for men and women. Pricing for bespoke starts at a moderate $500, but depending on how wild you get with customization, the sky’s the limit. Depending on how long you are in the city, you can be as heavily or lightly involved in the process as you see fit; but one way or another, the end product is yours and yours alone.
When it comes to bespoke shoes, Berluti is king. In business since 1895, Berluti offers a full range of men’s and women’s footwear, but its bespoke work is nothing short of incredible. It all starts with a measuring appointment in either its workshop or the boutique in Paris. You meet with a master shoemaker to discuss design elements and materials, then sit through an extensive measuring of your feet to ensure the perfect fit. Once you make a choice of leather, the shoemaker gets to work. Roughly 50 hours go into a single pair of shoes — and as much as 150 into a pair of boots — over a six- to nine-month period. By the end, you’ll likely be itching to strut about in your new pride and joy, but as the saying goes, “Good things come to those who wait.”
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