Book a durham fitting
Arrange your appointment at our beautiful Ushaw College.
DURHAM, USHAW COLLEGE
Book a one-hour fitting in our flagship location with Simon Bourne, Founder and Creative Director of The Hand Dyed Shoe Company, at our studio where you can enjoy a full consultation including fitting and design service.
From shoe shine to our fabulous drinks menu, this is not your ordinary shopping experience as you enjoy a personalised service in a truly five-star, 19thC location.
- GIFT VOUCHERS
- THE APPOINTMENT
- ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL
- OTHER LOCATIONS
DO YOU SELL GIFT VOUCHERS?
Yes, we have both gift vouchers and gift boxes you can buy ahead of your fitting appointment. A gift box is a beautifully packaged kraft box that comes with lots of fabulous optional extras. This is a wonderful way of presenting Hand Dyed Shoe Co. and our fantastic bespoke shoe experience to someone.
The voucher value is redeemable on the day you visit us or online.
CAN I PREBOOK AN APPOINTMENT?
We advise all fittings are booked in advance to ensure you can secure you desired date and time, we're often fully booked 3-4 weeks in advance on peak dates and weekends so recommend you take this into account when considering booking.
WHAT DOES A FITTING APPOINTMENT ENTAIL?
We like to welcome all our guests with a complimentary drink, we have booze, gins, all the coffees, all the teas... this is all part of getting into 'the mindset of choice' - we are going to design some shoes from over 2 million possible combinations, after all.
We then start things off with the fitting. As we take the important measurements, we offer lots of education about the different styles and of course what we're looking for when it comes to the perfect fit. We can also offer advice on what style would suit his feet best.
Once the fitting is done, it's the fun part! Choosing your style, a colour (or colours) a texture, finish, leather, suede, textiles, what sole, monogram, shine intensity and more... don't worry if you're not creative, we'll piece it all together on a big screen so you can see what they will look like and we like to think we know what will look good too; so we will help.
The final part is the after care. We'll talk you through and show him how to best maintain his new creations in order to keep them looking beautiful for many years to come. We will also offer reassurances in terms of our restoration services for future.
HOW LONG IS THE APPOINTMENT?
Our fitting appointments are typically 60-90 minutes long depending if you come with an idea of styles and design or come totally open minded.
CAN WE STAY?
Here's the exciting part. We have partnered with Hotel Indigo in Durham City, which is a fabulous boutique hospitality experience complete with a Marco Pierre White restaurant, quirky coffee shop and the finest staff in the city. This is no ordinary hotel - nor are we just an ordinary shoe shop. This is a fantastic way to make a real experience of the whole occasion.
You can book our Shoes & Snooze package for just £99 per night by clicking here.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
Our flagship studio is in County Durham. The studio is based in the beautiful Ushaw College. We also have a stockist in London where you can book a fitting and design consultation.
DO I HAVE TO VISIT TO BUY SHOES?
No, you can order online simply by adding any of our Ready to Wear range straight to your basket and checking out. If you're looking for something more bespoke you can use our online shoe customiser to design your own pair.
We aren't a normal shoe shop and are always on hand if you need to drop us a message to discuss your order or any size enquiries you may have.
DO YOU OFFER VIRTUAL APPOINTMENTS?
We can also arrange a virtual appointment, where we can share knowledge and expertise using the power of Zoom all whilst you sit in the comfort of your own home or office. If you have ordered before we will have your sizing on file and there are ways we can work out your fitting remotely too.