Men's dress shoes seem to be the most difficult shoe category to shop for because they can easily create discomfort and cause damage to our feet. If you happen to own a pair of shoes that have become very comfortable over the years through regular wear, they have essentially become a negative mold of your feet, holding extremely valuable and accurate information about every contour of your feet. Our fit recreation process can recreate this exact same fit before the leather starts to crack.
Exact Fit Recreation Process
Reverse Engineering & Bespoke Last Sculpting
We use our proprietary reverse engineering process to obtain the exact dimensions of the interior of your dress shoes or boots and proceed with our model rebuilding process to sculpt the left and right shoe lasts from scratch, which is the mold used to craft your final shoes. This set of bespoke lasts can be repeatedly used for future orders. We never mirror copy the left shoe last dimensions to the right shoe last or vice versa as we have yet to come across two shoes/feet that are exactly the same even if the shoes were originally ready-to-wear shoes.
Style Recreation Process
We may recreate the design of your favorite dress shoes or boots, you may select a design from our classic collection, or request a completely new design. The design you choose will be custom patterned using your personal custom lasts. We do not use pre-existing patterns.
Detailed 8 Step Ordering & Crafting Process
A bespoke shoe or boot order by fit recreation may be placed through our website from our classic collection.
2. Insured and trackable UPS shipping label
On the next business day after we receive your order, we will email you a UPS shipping label so you may ship to us the pair of shoes or boots you would like to have recreated to our fit recreation workshop in New York. Delivery will take 2 to 4 business days through UPS inside the US, or 4 to 7 business days through DHL Worldwide Express outside the US.
3. Selecting a different shoe or boot design and color
If you would like to have the shoe or boot made in a different style or color, you may book a Zoom call with our bespoke specialist using this link, or email us pictures of the design and color you would like to use for your recreation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Fit Recreation Processing Time
Our fit recreation process takes 10 business days from the day we receive your shoes. Once the process is complete, we will ship your shoes back to you using insured and trackable UPS and email you a tracking number.
5. Last Sculpting
Once the fit recreation process is complete, our last maker will proceed with the carving of your personal bespoke lasts. This process takes 10 business days.
6. Shoemaking Process
Now that your lasts are completed, our shoemaker will use your personal lasts to begin the crafting of your shoes or boots. The shoe or boot making process takes a total of 12 weeks. A big portion of this time is spent allowing the leather upper to be stretched on top of your bespoke lasts so that your shoes will properly keep the shape of your lasts once they are removed from your shoes.
7. Shoe Delivery
Your shoes or boots, once completed, will be shipped to your home using insured and trackable UPS or DHL shipping and take anywhere between 2 to 7 business days depending on the country you live in. Your tracking number will be sent to you by email.
8. Putting on Your Bespoke Shoes or Boots
Once your receive your shoes, please try them on. We believe you will find it incredible to know that going forward, every pair of shoes you order through us will fit you exactly like the last pair you ordered. If you have any questions or concerns after you receive your bespoke shoes or boots, please reach out to us so we may help.