If you want to be incrementally better, be competitive. If you want to be exponentially better, be cooperative.
(William Shakespeare, English playwright, poet and actor, 1564-1616)
Attention and connection
In a world where everything has to be bigger, better and faster, there is a growing need for transparency, attention to detail and connection. Not only in the way we connect with each other but also in the things we buy. Not only do we like to know what we are buying but also who made it and where it was made. We like a product to fit our identity. We want to buy stuff that makes us happy and proud; products that are not only authentic but that tell a story, too.
Wondering about ‘shoes’, we realize that this specific product has become a mass-produced artefact that completely lacks appreciation for craftsmanship. Fast changing fashion trends, anonymous styling and overproduction dominate a branch that keeps running from sale period to sale period.
Exceptional shoes from and for remarkable people
Shoe designers who practice their craft with passion, those who like to develop and produce products in a sustainable way are reluctant to find people who are not only attracted to their shoes but also would like to buy them.
SHOEdesignmakers is synonymous with the appreciation of signature footwear. We focus on shoes that are both wearable and exceptional, made by the best independent designers and shoemakers. We consider it to be our mission to combine the work of inspired shoe artists and at the same time draw the attention of those who recognize themselves in their products. We hope you love our products as much as we do!