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About the Shoemaker

Grisha began learning to make custom shoes at the young age of 7.

Over the past 50 years Grisha has mastered the art of designing and making custom shoes. From his creative pattern-making techniques to meticulous stitching style, it is no surprise that Grisha’s artistic genius for custom made shoes and custom shoe designs draws designers and shoe enthusiasts from across the globe.

Throughout his career, Grisha has worked alongside many renowned costume designers including Bob Mackie, Pete Manafe, Bill Witten, July Weiser, Tony Chase, and Robert Behar. His shoes have been worn by recognized names such as Dolly Parton, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Rod Stewart, Natalie Cole, Paula Abdul, Tony Braxton, Suzanne Somers, Stevie Nicks, Barry White, Marilyn Manson, Prince, Shaquile O’Neal, Boys To Men, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joe Pesci, Sylvester Stallone, and many more.

But Grisha doesn’t only cater to Hollywood. A less recognized need comes from individuals with unique orthopedic-type foot conditions. Standard size, machine-made shoes fail to provide the comfort and support needed with orthopedic feet. “Grisha is my last resort” for custom orthopedic shoes is what most have to say when they first arrive at the shop.

Grisha has been hailed by many experts as the “Master” when it comes to custom shoemaking. His craft and artistic work has been presented in magazines and trade journals. In May of 2008, WealthTV aired a story on custom footwear and highlighted the work of Grisha.

When Grisha is not designing, making or thinking shoes, he enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his family. Grisha lives with his wife of 40 years in beautiful Burbank, CA. He is a proud parent of three, and three grandchildren.

Grisha at work: