Who needs hours of shoe hunting in Singapore when you can craft a custom-made pair to suit your fancy?
Shoe obsession, clinically called Carrie Bradshaw syndrome, is a real thing. But you don’t have to be on SJP’s level to deserve a pair of custom-made shoes in Singapore. Get a load of these local shoe brands that are upping the game with made-to-order footwear.
Where to buy custom-made shoes in Singapore
Bespoke shoemakers Josh Leong and Jeremiah from The J.Myers Company create flats that are comfortable enough to walk for miles. For sizes EU33 to EU46 (including half sizes), these artisans will handcraft stunning ballet flats in myriad colours to suit your style. Like every made-to-order service, you’ll need to make a trip to the studio for a fitting. Don’t forget to make an appointment first!
Palola, #B1-33, CityLink Mall, 1 Raffles Link, Singapore 039393
2. Ed Et Al Shoemakers
All the footwear by this local shoemaking company is handcrafted by shoemakers in Saigon, Vietnam. It’s also hand-dyed by Singaporean artisans. You can choose the design, size, colour and shoe shapes of loafers, monk straps, derbys, oxfords and good ol’ boots. Besides creating the ready to wear range, the team recrafts and repairs shoes, too.
Ed Et Al Shoemakers, 41A Neil Road, Singapore 088824 (open from 26 April 2021)
3. Josh Leong Shoemaker Studio
Hit up local craftsman Josh Leong for a pair of shoes handcrafted over 70 hours using only premium grade leather from France, Italy and Germany. He trained with master shoemaker Angelo Imperatrice in Florence in over 100 different techniques to create classic, bespoke handmade shoes. Just make an appointment before you show up at his studio for a fitting.
Josh Leong Shoemaker Studio, #07-02, 8 Jalan Kilang Barat, Central Link, Singapore 159351
No doubt, these custom-made shoes in Singapore are equal parts comfy and stylish. Time to refresh your shoe cabinet!