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Back in December 2009 we had the good fortune to visit Old Town, a clothing retailer based in the quiet market town of Holt in Norfolk.
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WHAT IS INVOLVED?
Initially our experienced staff take a number of measurements – this allows for a last to the shape of your foot to be made. During the initial appointment with the lastmaker, you choose the style, leather and sole that you would like.
Twelve to fifteen weeks later, you attend your first fitting, at this stage your shoes are half finished. This allows for any adjustments that may or may not be
If an adjustment is required this usually takes seven to eight weeks and you return for a further fitting.
If after the fitting you feel comfortable with the shoes they will
then be finished. This takes a further five to six weeks.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
A pair of bespoke shoes costs from £850, which includes the making of the last.
SOME QUESTIONS THAT WE ARE SOMETIMES ASKED:
Why does it take so long?
Tricker's bespoke shoes are made to exacting standards mainly by hand, it takes over a hundred and twenty different operations, and any new shoe needs to be rested on the last to allow it to take shape correctly.
Does the last allow for all styles of footwear?
No, generally speaking you need a last for any lace up shoes, and a separate last for any slip on shoes. This is because there is a slight difference in shape between a lace up and slip on shoe.
I wear orthotics from the hospital, can you make shoes to allow space for these?
Yes, we have a lastmaker who visits us every five to six weeks, who specialises in orthotics (we usually ask that you have a spare set that you can leave with us.)
Do I have to have a leather sole?
No you can choose from a number of sole units both leather and man made of various thickness.
Am I limited on what colour?
We offer over 50 different leathers for you to choose from, we can even incorporate more then one colour in a pair of shoes, even canvas and leather together.
Do I have choice of style?
We offer over 70 different styles and combinations for you to choose from and we are always happy to advise on choice.
Will you make to my own design?
Whenever possible we try to accommodate your wishes, But regrettably we can not always do this.
Do I need to make an appointment?
No unless you have any medical requirements you do not always need an appointment, but it is always best to check beforehand, if you are making a special journey that one of our experienced staff is available when you intend to visit. If you do have special requirements an appointment will be necessary with our lastmaker.
For more details contact us at:
67 JERMYN STREET
TEL: 0207 930 6395