How a shoe is made
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Custom shoes made the old way.
Handmade shoes fit, feel, and wear very differently from manufactured shoes. The process begins with a fitting and design consultation, during which your measurements are taken and the shoes planned. Next, we make a fit model, similar to a muslin in clothing, out of scrap leather. This is the stage where the fit and design are fine-tuned to ensure your shoes fit both your feet and your design vision. When the model is correct, Amara will build the final shoes. Every part of the shoes is made of full grain leather so as they are worn, they further conform to your feet to become more and more comfortable.
These are images of what is happening in the shop now, and is updated frequently on Instagram @harkweberstudio . Clients can see their shoes being made, and those interested in the craft of shoemaking can see a bit about how things come together. For further information about the shoes or the hand making process, drop Amara a line on the contact page!