Were they made for your feet and did you pick the style, color, or heel height? Have you seen a pair of shoes you liked, except for the the shape of the toe? Did they fit like they were made for you?
Very few people can experience the comfort of owning their own custom made shoes. Very few shoemakers can build what YOU want. As a master shoemaker, Grisha and his assistant shoe makers will design and exquisitely hand craft the shoe style of your choice. And, they will make sure the shoes fit like a glove.
We begin our process by taking careful measurements of your feet. All feet abnormalities are studied and notated at this time.
With the measurements we can begin development of the lasts, also known as the molds. Grisha sculpts the lasts until they match the exact shape and form of your feet.
Once Grisha feels confident the last has been completed, he begins the development of a shoe pattern. The smallest detail of the pattern is designed and then used to cut from the shoe upper.
The type of leather skin is chosen according to the design and style specifications. From smooth or grained calfskin to exotics such as crocodile, lizard, or ostrich, we work with the finest quality leather available.
The shoe upper is cut from the most suitable area of the skin in order to achieve maximum flexibility and durability. All pieces of leather are sewn together to complete the leather upper and prepared to be attached to the lasts and the base of the shoe sole. Whether it’s rubber for maximum comfort and light weight or all leather for rigidity and appearance, the base of the shoe takes as much effort to build as the upper. The final assembly of the shoe takes place when the sole and heel are attached. Grisha applies the final finishing touches and carefully slips the last right out of the completed shoe.
The process may seem primitive and long, but to deliver the quality and elegance Grisha demands from his work is uncompromising.