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About Carreducker

HERITAGE CRAFT - CORDWAINING
We are master cordwainers who make bespoke shoes that combine the traditions of the heritage craft of handsewn shoe making with a modern aesthetic, colour and detail. We design each pair of bespoke shoes to suit each customer's personal taste, style and of course, fit.
LEARN SHOE MAKING
We founded and run the London handsewn shoe making school, opening up opportunities for novice enthusiasts to learn this heritage craft on evening classes, our famous 12-day intensive course and one-day introductory hand lasting classes at our workshop in London's iconic Oxo Tower Wharf building. We are proud to include Maud van den Broecke (Horace Batten Bootmakers), Seiji McCarthy (Japan), Ann Marika-Verploeghchasse (Stiefelwerks NY), Jesse Moore (NY), Louis Smith, Oliver Stoppard, Tom Murphy, William Laborde, Sabina Lima, George's Shoe Repairs, and Fadairo Oluwamuyiwa (John Lobb apprentice) amongst our alumni.

Further Info

Specialised in
Handsewn shoe making (cordwaining) and shoe making training
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Yes
Available for Craft Fairs
Available for educational events only

Contact

Carreducker London Limited
1.20 Oxo Tower Wharf
Barge House Street
London
SE1 9PH
GB

Bespoke Handsewn Shoes

All of our shoes and boots are bespoke, made to fit each client’s feet and designed to suit their individual style. They start from £1890 for our Bespoke Manufactured service and £2890 for the Bespoke Handsewn service, plus a one-off cost of £760 for lasts. They are traditionally hand sewn using the strongest welted construction; the most durable, English pit tanned leather from Devon for the soling and heels; and the finest leathers for the uppers.

The Process

It is a demanding process with exacting expertise required at every stage of the shoe’s creation – from the last maker who carves the lasts to the client’s individual measurements; the pattern cutter and closer who transform detailed two-dimensional designs into the leather shoe uppers; and finally, the shoemakers, who bring all of the elements together to create a comfortable, stylish shoe.

From seeing a client for the first time to delivering the finished shoes, the entire process takes some six months for the first pair, allowing time for a number of fittings.

Virtual Service

A virtual measurement and fitting service is also available to clients unable to travel to London. Once we have your fit, subsequent pairs of shoes can be ordered via email or telephone and are delivered in around 12 weeks.