Step inside our incredible bespoke shoe experience

Amazing shoes. Amazing customer journey. Unbelievable, unique buying experience from start to finish.

“IT IS NOT ABOUT WHAT YOU DO IN YOUR UNIQUE SHOES. IT IS ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL WHEN YOU DO IT”


SIMON BOURNE  #THESHOEGUY
FOUNDER OF HAND DYED SHOE CO. AND MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH EXTRAORDINAIRE
HOW WE MAKE THIS EXPERIENCE SO SPECIAL 

Firstly, you won't find Hand Dyed Shoe Co. in a shop window. The first thing you'll notice about us is that we're not easy to find; and that is very much part of the charm! Our studios are hidden - think of those secret bars you find hidden in the back of a barber shop or in the basement of a nice hotel - which means your one-hour consultation will be undisturbed. This is your time!
 
WELCOME DRINKS

When you arrive, you'll be greeted by your Shoe Guy who will be awaiting your arrival. You will notice the leathery scents of our natural calf skin leather swirling the room as we invite you to explore the display whilst we get your complimentary welcome drink (G&T, beer or a good old cuppa).


SHOE CARE & ACCESSORIES

Once we've signed off on your design, we'll help you with the correct products you'll need to be able to keep your new hand dyed shoes looking at their very best. There'll also be an opportunity for you to add those all important accessories such as belts and/or wallets to complete the look.

AFTER YOUR FITTING

Ahh... we've reached the end of the appointment. After a fond farewell from your Shoe Guy, it's time for  your crafting journey to start! Over the next six weeks, we're going to take you on a shoe craft journey. Think of it like tracking a precious parcel across the globe - we will keep you up to date throughout the craft via email as your unique shoes make their way through our workshop.


YOUR FITTING

Your fitting will consist of five measurements of each foot which will give us everything we need to get make a perfectly snug fit. We take the length of your feet on a Brannock Device, the width of the feet, the heel to arch position, the grading of the first metatarsal head and finally the instep.


DIGITAL MOCK UP

Struggling with inspiration. We get it. It's hard sometimes to envisage what your idea might look like. That's why we've built a world class digital workshop which will enable us to customise your design on screen, bringing your creativity to life. After all, it can be tricky to picture an Oxford brogue in hand dyed mustard tan when you're physically looking at it in black.


THE MOMENT HAS ARRIVED!

The moment you've been waiting for. We'll ship your unique shoes to you but that's not the end! Our beautiful packaging comes complete with lots of surprising treats including your Certificate of Provenance, signed by your shoemaker and dye-smeared with his bare finger. The hallmark of your one-of-one shoe artist!

All that's left for you to do now is decide what you're going to wear them with!

See you soon!

FCC Retail Trading Ltd. T/A Hand Dyed Shoe Co

Company Number: 13915359

Size Guide

Work Out Your Size

To determine your size:


1. Use a ruler or tape measurer to measure your foot (from the heel to the tip of your longest toe).

2. Choose a table below

3. Find the closest measurement, in inches, that is equal to or greater than the length of your foot. For example, a man whose foot measures 11 1/4 (11.25) inches is a size 11.5.


MEASURING TIPS


• Make it easier by drawing around your feet with a pen placed at 90 degrees and flush against your skin.

• To ensure an accurate reading when measuring, flatten your foot by shifting your weight forward.

• If your measurement is between two sizes, always move up to the larger size.

Length of Foot


9.20"

9.35"

9.50"

9.65"

9.80"

10.00"

10.20"

10.35"

10.50"

10.65"

10.80"

11.00"

11.20"

11.35"

11.50"

11.75"

12.00"

Size to Order (UK)


5

5.5

6

6.5

7

7.5

8

8.5

9

9.5

10

10.5

11

11.5

12

12.5

13

For your width, you don't need to measure. Base your choice on what you normally buy on the high street. If you typically order a size 10, but you feel like you do this because of width, order a 'G Wide' fit.


If you're unsure, simply get in touch with us and we will post you a size guide out along with some complimentary tape measures to help you work it out more specifically. 

Sizing Help

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Buy Now | Book Later

Purchase now and choose to book your appointment later. Instructions on how to do so an be found in the gift box which we'll send out via courier. If you are buying this for yourself, you can continue to the checkout.

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If you already know when you would like to book your appointment or you want to find out our available dates, book now and we will call back to discuss the arrangements.

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If you would like to find out more about our experience, request a call back from one of our friendly Shoe Guys who will be happy to help.


We aim to call you within 72 hours of you submitting this form

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FCC Retail Trading Ltd. T/A Hand Dyed Shoe Co

Company Number: 13915359

WHAT'S INCLUDED

The Package

By purchasing our experience today at £399, you are entitlement to:


  • One Hand Dyed Shoe Co. Gift Box, including personalised invitation to our experience and free HDSCo cedarwood shoe horn
  • One fitting and design consultation experience at any of our studios, or via video call

All shoes and boots are priced at a base price of £349 - £399 dependent on the model. The end price will be determined when you choose your final design. Any additional charges would be payable at this point. Typically, you can expect to pay £350-£450 overall for your experience, shoes and care products. 

After checkout, your personalised gift box will be sent via courier. Gift boxes are sent in a discreet packaging box with no references to the brand visible on the outside. Your gift is valid for one year from the purchase date.

Spread The Cost

If you don't wish to pay for the whole thing today, take a look at our alternative Gift Boxes available here.

Optional Add Ons

On the day, you will have the option to add a matching belt or wallet from just £99.00.

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Looking for more?  Revamp your shoedrobe with one of our Collection packages. Don't worry, we'll extend your appointment time to make sure we don't have to rush your drink!

Ready to Book?

A unique opportunity to create a your own pair of handmade shoes. There are a few ways in which you can book our bespoke shoe experience.

DURHAM  |  THE SEMINARY

The Seminary is probably the only shoe emporium on the planet set in a four storey, Georgian former priest college.

LEEDS  |  THE ROOFTOPS

Take a ride in the secret lift to The Rooftops of Leeds City Centre for a once-in-a-lifetime bespoke shoe experience.

LONDON  |  THE SMOKE

Take a trip to our private studio in the heart of Belgravia for your hour long fitting and design consultation.

Leeds - The Rooftops

The Shoe Guy

Mr. Mark Goward


What Mark doesn't know about shoes isn't worth knowing. With over 25 years in the industry, Mark is the ultimate Shoe Dog.


Mark's first pair of Hand Dyed Shoe Co. shoes were also his first pair of monkstraps! A divine oxblood and crimson combination, complete with a matching belt and stunning deep black, burnished patina.


Mr. Goward is all about the detail. You won't be short of options or inspiration in The Rooftops!

Durham - The Seminary

The Shoe Guy

Mr. Simon Bourne


Simon Bourne, Founder of Hand Dyed Shoe Co. is, as you can see, a little bit different to 'norm' - whatever that is. 


Mr. Bourne's flair for colour, mixing pallets and experimenting with texture is well amongst the HDSCo brand legends.


Simon's favourite shoes are a pair of hand dyed blackberry Derby brogues - perfect for the dance floor, apparently!

London - The Smoke

The Shoe Guy

Mr. Simon Bourne


Simon Bourne, Founder of Hand Dyed Shoe Co. is, as you can see, a little bit different to 'norm' - whatever that is. 


Mr. Bourne's flair for colour, mixing pallets and experimenting with texture is well amongst the HDSCo brand legends.


Simon's favourite shoes are a pair of hand dyed blackberry Derby brogues - perfect for the dance floor, apparently!