Courtesy of Carréducker – a hankering after lizard boots.

May 13, 2009
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Lizard (!) Boots – eh…yes, please.

Too many hours of intensive revision leads to too few changes of shoes I’ve found – I must have lived in just two pairs of battered monochrome plimsolls for the past two weeks. Fine if that’s your thing but fundamentally boring if you’re a fan of more is more (this rule I apply only to footwear though…) like myself. While I’m – for the most part – hopelessly frivolous when it comes to shoes, I do recognise the importance of at least one, or two (or three?) pairs of understated, yet impactive, well-fitting formal shoes. Problem is, I tend to quite ignorantly dole out notes for shoes that look as if they’re of high quality rather than actually engaging in a little investigation to actually uncover the truth. So, news of the seminal cobbling pair Deborah Carré and James Ducker (Carréducker) has been resoundingly positive.

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Green Winkers.

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The innards of a Carréducker creation.

Not only do they offer a bespoke service, they also offer courses (in London, and they’ve recently started in New York) in the rapidly dying craft of hand-sewn shoemaking. Yet another reason to seriously consider in a transatlantic jaunt, though cross-channel would perhaps be more cost-effective…

Check out their blog for a detailed insight into the art.

Images from Carréducker and The Moment

  • jimmyshoe May 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you very much. That is great and we are glad you like the shoes. We have just finished the course today, but there is another in London in August. Sign up and make your own 1

  • Zakuro June 9, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Nice graphic and shoes.