Full Bespoke

Human beings are all individual and unique. And at The Last Shoemaker, we don’t see why that individuality shouldn’t be applied to your footwear.
We offer a range of different products so that we can meet all of your needs and expectations – there really is something for everyone.
Each of our shoes begins life as a last, which has been handmade by our owner and master shoemaker, to meet your exact requirements. The shoes are then hand welted to create a long-lasting, high quality finish. The shoemaker carries out quality control checks at every stage of the shoemaking process. You can rest assured that the final product is an original creation, made just for you.


Duck Breast

The Duck Breast Bespoke was named by our shoemakers for the curve and slenderness at the waist of the shoe, a sure sign that the shoe has been handmade.


Pegged Fiddlewaist

The Fiddlewaist also is known as the Fiddleback Can be a soft or extreme sharp in our case its in the middle. We use wooden lemon tree pegs and also sew the upper into the midsole for extra strength.


Pump Stitch

Often used as slippers, monks still use this type of construction for their footwear 


Leathers

We offer the full spectrum of full grain, semi-aniline, suede and exotic leathers. All of the materials we use are of the highest quality, and our shoemaker will work with you to choose the right material for your shoe.


Process

Fittings

Our bespoke services require at least a fitting. First is the tracing and measuring session, which will be carried out by Payson in York or Allan at the trunk show followed by at least one fitting, which is normally done 4-8 weeks after the measuring or the following trunk show. You are welcome to schedule an appointment anytime at our showroom or at one of our trunk show venues. Please contact us for more information or to book an appointment.

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Timeline

We aim to have your bespoke shoes to you within 12 weeks from the date of your first appointment.

  • At the first appointment, we’ll talk through design, select your leather and last, and take your measurements.
  • This appointment can be made at any of our trunk show locations or our York workshop. (trunk show list)
  • At the second appointment, 5-7 weeks after the first, we’ll call you in for a fitting ( if local). At this stage, any necessary adjustments can be made so that we know we’re creating the perfect shoe to suit your needs.
  • Finally, your shoes can be collected or shipped to you, approximately 12 weeks after your first appointment.