The Process: A Cobbler Creates a Leather Shoe By Hand

“It is totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes.” – Hardy Amies

Handmade shoes are one of those things. The “once you try it, you’ll never look back kinda thing…” And, yeah, they’re a bigger initial investment. But they’ll probably last for the rest of your life with proper care and maintenance. 

 Saville Row shoemakers Foster and Son were recently featured in The Victoria and Albert Museum‘s, How Was It Made?  video series. This entry, The Art of Shoe Making, chronicles a cobbler at Foster and Son creating a pair of brogues from scratch…and its crazy fascinating.  Elise from Makezine reports, ” The Art of Shoe Making ties into The Victoria and Albert Museum’s current exhibit, Shoes: Pleasure and Pain. This exhibit explores shoes in relation to transformation, status, seduction, creation, and obsession. Shoes: Pleasure and Pain can be viewed from now until January 31st, 2016, in London. The exhibit seeks to give viewers a look into ‘the cultural significance and transformative capacity of shoes and examines the latest developments in footwear technology creating the possibility of ever higher heels and dramatic shapes. Examples from famous shoe wearers and collectors are shown alongside a dazzling range of historic shoes, many of which have not been displayed before.’ “

Watch the video below: 

See more at Makezine: Watch a Cobbler Build These Artisanal Shoes by Hand