Thank you for your clarification. I was able to ferret out a good
baker?s dozen additional sources for you to check out as possible
makers of your future custom shoes. It was interesting to me to
discover that custom shoemakers don?t seem to be as plentiful in Asia
as custom tailors. Perhaps they just don't have websites. Actually,
there seem to be more ?bespoke? (custom) shoe makers in UK than just
about anywhere else, though most of them do not offer mail/online
ordering, but require a personal visit, at least initially. In the
end, the greatest number offering mail order services turned out to be
in the U.S., but (in addition to the two from Thailand already
provided) I did also find companies in Vietnam, Germany, Spain, Italy,
Australia and of course UK. I hope you'll be pleased with the list,
and from among them be able to find one that can make the best shoes
In alphabetical order, they are:
APISFOOTWEAR, INC. Hq. Los Angeles, CA (USA)
The BigNWideShoes division of this large company has recently begun
offering a custom-made option. They have a .pdf document with
measuring and ordering instructions.
http://bignwideshoes.com/ and http://www.bignwideshoes.com/custom-madeshoes.htm
CAPRI SHOES, Oscar Navarro Handmade Footwear. Fullerton, CA (USA)
This company says it is a full service shoe and professional footwear
company specializing in creating handcrafted one-of-a-kind custom
shoes.? They do provide measuring instructions and guidance on their
http://caprishoes.com/index.htm and http://caprishoes.com/sizing.htm
CUSTOM MADE SHOES FROM VIETNAM, HCM, Vietnam
This company?s site is a little thin, but they do offer a selection of
custom made styles at a very affordable price, as well as detailed
ECUSTOM SHOES, (subsidiary of The Shulman Group) Franklin, MA (USA)
This custom shoemaker does not have measurement instructions on the
site either. However they claim to have a unique measuring system.
They say that once you place an order, they will send you a ?kit
[which] contains a foot mold, similar to oasis material for plants,
and a measurement sheet. You will take your measurements, and put your
feet in the mold. Always do this in the afternoon, when your feet
reach their full normal size. From your measurements and molds, we
create an individual ?last? for your feet. This is used as the base
from which we create your own custom made shoe or boot.? Check them
ESSENTIAL FOOTWEAR INTERNATIONAL, PTY., LTD., East Doncaster, Victoria, Australia
This Australian company specializes in orthotic footwear, but has a
large selection of styles including men?s business shoes. Their
website is rather thin and doesn?t give any information about
measurements, but they invite inquire and provide phone and email
contact information. Included for completeness? sake.
E. VOGEL, New York, NY (USA)
A custom bootmaker, this hundred+ year old company also has a full
line of bespoke shoes. You can order a measuring kit which includes a
?VHS video, ritz stick, measuring tape, "How to Measure" book viewing
guide, Vogel boot catalog, order form, swatch samples and retail price
list.? There is a $50 deposit to order it, but that is applied against
the price of your shoes when you place an order.
IL RIDDIO DI ROSSI MICHELE, Grosseto, Italy
This Italian shoe company has a limited style selection, but they are
of excellent quality, and the site has illustrated directions for
taking self measurements.
JAMES TAYLOR & SON, London
Bespoke (custom) handmade shoes, including men?s business styles. They
do not have a ?how to measure? section on their site, but do appear to
have procedures for fitting when a customer cannot visit the shop in
person. They invite inquiry.
ROBERT MATTHEWS, Custom Shoemaker, Deerfield, NH (USA)
This shoemaker has been making hand crafted custom fitted shoes for
over thirty years. For an additional $30 he will mail a fitting kit,
which will enable you to supply measurements that include ?outlines;
tape measurements of the ball, arch, instep, toe height, heel, and any
other indicated areas; and foam impressions,? and also indicate any
?special fitting issues such as sensitivities, past injuries or
operations, and preferences.?
MAIDA?S, Houston, TX (USA)
This company has been in business making custom shoes since 1901. This
page shows a nice selection of men?s work styles. You can design your
own, or they can custom design a style for you. You can request a
detailed measurement form, and there is an image of it available so
you can see the type of detail it includes.
MANUEL RODRIGUEZ, Madrid, Spain
The style selections here are a bit limited, but the shoes appear to
be of excellent quality, and measuring instructions are provided on
REITSTIEFEL KEMPKENS, Krefeld, Germany
Only two styles of bespoke (custom) shoes here, but they appear to be
of exceptional quality, and there is a page with very detailed
measuring directions, including both diagrams and photos.
T. O. DEY SHOES, New York, NY (USA)
This company has been in business since 1926 and offers many styles
and designs of shoes. They do not have measuring instructions online.
Here?s what they say about that: ?The First Time You Order Shoes From
T. O.DEY We Will Need Some Information About You. We Also Will Need
Accurate Measurements And Tracing Of Your Feet. If You Can Visit Our
Show Room In Person, That Is Great. If That Is Not Possible Do Not
Worry We Have Made Thousands Of Custom Made Shoes For Clients All Over
The World. For Specific Discussion Of Your Custom Needs Please Call Us
At (212) 683.6300. Store Hours Are 9:00 Am To 5:00pm. If Our Staff Is
Handling Other Customers, We Will Gladly Return Your Phone Call.
Custom Made Shoes And Boots Can Be Made To The Style Of Your Choice...
We Will Be More Than Happy To Make Any Adjustment That Is Necessary At
No Addition Charge.?
If anything isn?t clear or any links don?t work, please ask for help
in a ?Request for Clarification? before rating and closing your
question, so I can be sure you?re happy with the information provided
and have what you need. Good luck with your shoe shopping. May it be
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