Hand Dyed Shoe Co.

The Artisan Bespoke Shoe Experience


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Welcome to Hand Dyed Shoe Co.
The artisan bespoke shoe experience


First of all, this is not your ordinary e-commerce shoe shop. We are about so much more than that!

Hand Dyed Shoe Co. is about the whole experience. The day you contact us, nothing exists. There is not a pair of shoes sitting on a shelf waiting for you to add to basket and checkout ready for delivery tomorrow. We are not here to urge you to a checkout with coupons and discount codes and we don't mass produce endless lines of repetitive shoe designs. 

What we make is up completely down to you - you are the creator - and we want nothing more than to slow things down and to help you to create something truly unique, bespoke and most importantly, you.

For us, the day you make your appointment kick starts something truly fantastic. An artisan, bespoke shoe experience in every sense of the word.


Welcome to Hand Dyed Shoe Co. - the artisan bespoke shoe experience


Hopefully, just by browsing this website you will get a good insight into how much Hand Dyed Shoe Co. cares about the small details. From the fonts that you're reading, to our artisan, hand drawn backdrop at the top of this page, we are passionate about leaving you with far more than a pair of shoes at the end of this. We want to create you some beautiful shoes, but beyond this we want to entertain, educate and deliver you a world class customer experience.

When you book your appointment, our system will make sure we are both expecting one another and we will keep you up to date with directions via email. In an ideal world, we would like to meet you personally (although we can do things digitally) for your free shoe fitting and one-hour design consultation. Don't worry if you're not super creative, we have some incredible 3D digital technology to help you bring millions of options down and our 'Shoe Guys' are there to help guide you with lots of shoe education, style tips and care advice.

Welcome to Hand Dyed Shoe Co. - the artisan bespoke shoe experience


Verb 1. hand-dyed leather

the transition of a raw, crust leather using vegetable extract into a piece of unique, individually, hand painted coloured leather.

This business began using scrap leather from the workshop floor of a furniture makers who specialised in hand dyed sofas. It was that inability to be completely consistent that fascinated Simon Bourne - founder of Hand Dyed Shoe Co - every bespoke, handmade sofa had its own charm and character.

Little has changed apart from the product. Each pair of our artisan, made to measure shoes are handmade using a beautifully soft calf skin leather, perfect for a comfortable and snug fit. Cow skin leather lining provides durability and longevity alongside a Blake welted sole of your choice (leather or rubber). Our leathers are then dyed with vegetable based dyes, with only 500ml of dye being mixed at any one time in order to maintain our unique trophy throughout every single pair.

These aren't mass produced shoes, they're hand crafted artisan shoes made using 19thC techniques and dyed to your specification.

Welcome to Hand Dyed Shoe Co. - the artisan bespoke shoe experience


Over half of our order are generated through gifting, so like everything else we do, we have done our best to create something that is unique and every bit part of the experience. Our kraft gift box, completely with Hand Dyed Shoe Co. branding, is the perfect gift for you to wrap and present to your recipient on their special day. 

From birthdays to weddings, festivities or retirement, we think a pair of handmade, artisan bespoke shoes is the perfect gift.

For more information about our gift box and what's included inside, click the button below.

Welcome to Hand Dyed Shoe Co. - the artisan bespoke shoe experience


The easiest way to book is to use our website booking system via the button below. You can select a time and date that works best for you. We will send you some directions before your fitting and we will also send a confirmation which includes more information about what you can expect on the day as well as a button that you can use to reschedule your appointment.

Alternatively, you can call us on +44 (0) 191 814 7467 to make a booking via the telephone. 

Welcome to Hand Dyed Shoe Co. - the artisan bespoke shoe experience


It's a lot to take in. We have tried to keep things short and sweet here on the homepage of our website, but if you would like more information about Hand Dyed Shoe Co. you can find plenty more FAQs via the button below.

The way we dress is an extension of our own idiosyncratic personalities - it forms part of your identity. 


In designing your own pair of unique, made to measure shoes, you can celebrate your identity and stand taller in the whitewash of mass production. 


HDSCo is changing the way the world buys shoes, producing one-of-one, artisan shoes that will last a lifetime and celebrate the man who dares to be him! 


OUR PROMISE 

Humility | Experience | Authenticity