Why Are You In a River?

It's a very good question... and it's one I'm often asked. And the truth is, that there's much more to The Hand Dyed Shoe Company than just shoes.

As an artist, I like to be creative, constantly reaching out for that invention and achievement. For me, it would be easy to pull up a stool in my workshop and spend the time there finishing off your shoes. It takes around 4-5 hours to dye a pair of shoes from start to finish so when the weather prevails, I love nothing more than to take my craft outdoors, an area of peace and tranquillity where I feel I can zone in and make your shoes the very best pair I have ever dyed.

Don't get me wrong, it's not always a river - you do get some funny looks - but the images you see through my website are a reflection of this extra addition of creative input that goes into making you the finest pair of shoes you've ever purchased 

Simon Bourne - Founder