Monday, January 25, 2010

handmade shoes

I love these. I want these. You can find them at French and English Confectioners. Well, I couldn't find these exactly, but another similar pair in sort of a wine color. You can also find handmade shoes at Sonomitsu and at Cydwoq. The Cydwoq shoes are a little disconcerting to me. I recall liking them a lot when I saw the brand in a shop a few years ago but when I was scanning the website alls I could think of was the Lord of the Rings Trilogy or something. They seem very elf-ish.
Also a few years back I read a magazine article about a woman in Ireland or Scotland maybe, who was a cobbler. There was this fabulous picture of her quaint cottage and it looked like the type of place with a pump for water and candles for light. It was the kind of place and the sort of story which sends me into a love stupor. If anyone knows who in hell I'm talking about from my meager description and lets me know I'll shower you with gifts.

4 comments:

The Black Spot Books said...

It couldn't be the crazy woman in England that I told you about who teaches and through away a package from me because she considered The Black Spot to be a bad omen, could it?

These are divinehttp://www.sonomitsu.com/index/new_collection.html#11

and oh, despite the nastiness of Mr. Cydwoq, I have loved them for years. They are painfully made though, so I have finally moved on. I found these http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vBNC9BzXZ6c/SpVgbM_ZkTI/AAAAAAAAAEw/-IAauHlPgX8/s1600-h/double_buckle.jpg

enough links. I am going to read. nite.

The Black Spot Books said...

look at that. through away. well that is sure something.

erm, threw, i meant.

David said...

The Aurora Shoe Company makes handmade leather shoes in a small traditional cobbler shop in the Fingerlakes region of New York.

www.aurorashoeco.blogspot.com
www.aurorashoeco.com

Liane said...

Hi David- yes, I actually wore auroras for years myself! I did love them. They are a very stiff shoe. And I tended to wear the soles and replace them rather frequently. But I think they are beautiful. I'd love to see them make a boot. I don't think they do. And I think they've changed ownership since I wore them in the 90s.