Hong Kong shoe designers are a talented bunch, creating all the oxfords, sneakers, ballerina flats and stilettos you can handle!
It’s a known fact that Hong Kongers love shopping, from Korean fashion and indie fashion to men’s shoes. And certainly we love sniffing out the coolest flair for you to wear. Here are some of the chicest Hong Kong shoe designers you’ve just got to check out.
These Hong Kong shoe designers are amazing
1. Blksheep Empire
Founder and designer of Blksheep Empire Jennifer Webb started her company to bring an explosion of colour and texture to footwear. Specialising in beautifully crafted Oxfords that often feature printed leather, bright colours and unique patterns, we especially love that the brand’s slogan is “Kickass shoes for kickass women”!
Blksheep Empire, Shop S310, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 6117 7653, 中環鴨巴甸街35號A座三樓S310號鋪
If you are looking for something in-between a sneaker and a formal shoe, then Gram is the brand you are looking for. With a distinctly Scandinavian design aesthetic – think clean lines, fresh details and unique colours – each season a new collection for both men and women is created that is both fashion forward and comfortable to boot.
Gram, available from Square Street, 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2362 1086, 上環四方街15號地舖
3. Andrew Kayla
Andrew Kayla crafts amazingly elegant trainers that are high on the comfort scale too. With three distinct designs: Low-top, High-top and Rider, a range of high-quality materials are used throughout, including suede and Italian leather. And the best thing is, that you can get your perfect pair of kicks custom-made through their made-to-order service – love!
Andrew Kayla, Shop H311, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2894 2281, 中環鴨巴甸街35號B座三樓H311號鋪
4. Shoe Artistry
Shoe Artistry creates one-of-a-kind customised footwear for lovers of sustainability, comfort, and design. From boots to ballerina flats, sandals to stilettos, no job is too tough for this team of passionate shoemakers. In fact, they love crafting shoes so much that they even run a number of workshops for beginners so that you can learn about the craft for yourself.
Shoe Artistry, Office 4, 2/F, Prosperity Building, 61 Tung Choi Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 2796 6018, 旺角通菜街61號德發大廈2樓4室
5. Alternative Country
Launched in 2009, Alternative Country is inspired by early 19th Century American work boots. Using premium leather, the boots are painted entirely by hand and produced using a Goodyear welting process. The brand has also branched out into designing sneakers and sandals that retain an element of their signature industrial style.
Alternative Country, Shop 311, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong, p. 3580 2910, 中環鴨巴甸街35號A座三樓S311號鋪
6. Allie Shoes
Looking for pumps you can actually walk in? Allie Shoes produces classic pieces that are made for comfort and you can pair them casually or for work, sometimes simplicity carries more versatility. You can shop flats, blocked flats, or pointed heels in pretty nude shades. Or go bold in evergreen black or bright red. Plus, there’s free shipping to Hong Kong woot woot!
Shop Allie Shoes online.
Kibo means ‘hope’ in Japanese, and the brand aims to bring hope to the world by reinventing the way fashion is made. Slow fashion is what paves the way to tackle climate change and fashion slavery and that is Kibo’s main focus. For each pair of shoes you purchase, a portion of the proceeds goes to Compassion First, a non-profit organisation that fights human trafficking. It’s all a win-win situation here if you ask us.
Shop Kibo online and enjoy free shipping.