The five star shoe experience

What to expect:

Here at HDSCo, we are very much looking forward to welcoming you. When you arrive, we will kick things off with our drinks menu - where we have ALL the drinks you could possibly fancy. 

Once we've settled in and we're suitably watered, we will start things with the fitting. We look for the perfect fit on the length, width, height (instep) and the arches.

Then, it's the design consultation where we whittle it down from 2.5 million possibilities, to one, in under an hour. Don't worry, we'll guide you through it. 

The final part of the experience is the after care. We'll talk to you about how to keep these shoes looking perfect for many years to come and introduce you to our aftercare and restoration service. 

We look forward to meeting you!


HDSCo, The President's Gallery, Ushaw, DH7 9RH


McCann Bespoke, 34-36 Lime St, London, EC3M 7AT


  • How much are the shoes?
  • Where are you based?
  • Can I pre-book the appointment?
  • Do we sell gift vouchers?
  • Do I have to visit to order some shoes?

It is difficult to say exactly what the end price will be because we don't know what he will choose, but our shoes range from £350-450 on average depending on what he chooses. We will guide you through the pricing and how it works during your appointment but expect to pay somewhere around the £350-450 price point.

Our main studio is in County Durham. Durham is a beautiful city and we have many customers every week travel from all around the UK to visit us. Our studio is based in a beautiful, early 19thC former schools called Ushaw College - a stunning estate where thousands of boys once lived and were educated in on their way stardom as Catholic priests. The chapel alone with well worth the trip and as a guest of ours, entry is free to this incredible venue for your appointment.

And don't worry about accommodation either if you are travelling far. We have converted the former President's Suite, across the hall from our design studio, into a wonderful Hand Dyed Shoe Company themed apartment which you can rent as part of our Shoes & Snooze offering - a great way of making this whole experience extra special and unique. 

If you can't make it to Durham, we also have a stockists in London, Yorkshire and Dubai who have a small collection of our shoes and who are trained to offer you a consultation and experience similar to our Durham offering.

Durham:   The Hand Dyed Shoe Company, The President's Gallery, Ushaw Estate, Durham, DH7 9RH

London:    McCann Bespoke, 34-36 Lime St, Langbourn, London EC3M 7AT

Yes, of course. If you want to get organised, simply order a gift box (which we will be with you within 48 hours) and pre-book the appointment here: 

Yes, but not your stereotypical gift vouchers! Instead, we do a gift box which works the same way as a voucher - i.e. a deposit on a product - but instead of a piece of paper in an envelope we will send you a beautiful box with lots of extras. You can find more about our gift box here:

No. We would always rather you came because for us, we want to make sure you get the full experience of HDSCo. But, if you have ordered before we will have your sizing on file and if you haven't there are ways we can work our your fitting remotely. 

Our website is e-commerce friendly so you can add anything to your basket and checkout like any other website. We would always get in touch with you to discuss your order and refine details so if you can't make it to one of our locations, don't be concerned with ordering online. We aren't a normal shoe shop and we will personally be in touch to chat with you about your order.