For those who want to get an overview of the prices among different manufacturers of bespoke shoes, a lot of research is needed. Until today. Here’s a substantial compilation of the prices of around 50 bespoke shoemakers around the world.

 

There are surprisingly few bespoke shoemakers who indicate prices on their websites. It is often descriptions of all the opportunities offered, and the ordering and manufacturing process is often described, things that most people interested in bespoke shoes and researching online already are well aware off, while the price often could be just what the site visitor is looking for, without luck. To me it makes no sense, not sure if the idea is that customers who buy bespoke should be more or less insensitive to price or what it is (which might be true in many cases, but not at all in many others).

Plain cap toe oxfords in black from Main d’Or / Eiji Murata, one of the most praised bespoke shoemakers in the world, whose shoes still are priced relatively low. Since he doesn’t even have a website, it’s not the easiest to find out the price.

For those who think about ordering bespoke shoes, have found some manufacturers who they like the look of and find interesting, and then try to find the price, the options are either to start google and try to find the right info in some thread on StyleForum or similar, or contact the manufacturer and ask, which many hesitate to do.

In the workshop of the Italian brand Mannina.

So, to help out here, I have compiled a summary of all the manufacturers of bespoke shoes that I know the prices of. That’s unless otherwise stated, the starting price for full bespoke (ie not MTM / semi bespoke or similar), and in cases where I know that they apply an extra cost for the last making on the first pair, which is not uncommon, the lower price of upcoming pairs are stated. Note that it can be a lot of things that differ, for example, how they make fittings, if they are done at all, and other things like if lasted shoe trees are included or not, and of course the quality of the end product, so it’s not that the cheapest maker by definition is the most affordable. The prices are approximate, and in some cases they may be outdated, so all readers are more than welcome to correct if you see errors, and of course, provide information about more manufacturers and their prices, write in the comment field and I will update the article along the way (hence this is not a complete list of the bespoke shoe brands, but it’s the manufacturers I knew or could find out the prices for that are included in the list).

In order to facilitate further research, there are links to the manufacturers’ websites and to larger reports and buyer’s guides I’ve done about the brands, in the quite numerous cases that these exist.

 

England:

Carréducker – €3,400 / £3,100
Foster & Son 
– €4,350 / £3,950
Gaziano & Girling
 – First pair €5,450 / £4,950 (consecutive pairs €4,350 / £3,950) – Buyer’s guide part 1part 2part 3part 4part 5
George Cleverley – €3,850 / £3,500
John Lobb Ltd. – €5,300 / £4,850
Nicholas Templeman – €3,550 / £3,250 – Report

Foster & Son sample shoes.

 

France:

Aubercy – €4,900
Berluti – €6,000
Corthay – €5,300
Crockett & Jones (Dimitri Gomez) – €3,500
Gerald Thibaut – €1,600
John Lobb Paris – €6,000
Philippe Atienza – €4,800
Mazzaro – €6,000
Stephane Jimenez – €6,000

French John Lobb Paris, who’ve made the shoes above, and Berluti are the two bespoke brand’s with the largest workshops. They don’t use freelance workers as much as for example English brand’s do in general.

 

Italy:

Antonio Meccariello – €2,500 – Buyer’s guide (Swedish)
Carlino – €1,800
Il Micio – €3,500 – Report
Mannina – €1,400 – Report
Mario Bemer – €2,400
Paulo Scafora – €2,300
Riccardo Bestetti €2,600 – ReportBuyer’s guide (Swedish)
Roberto Ugolini – €1,500 – Report
Saskia Wittmer – first pair €2,100 (consecutive pairs €1,700)
Stefano Bemer – €3,600 – Report

Derby made by Il Micio / Hidetaka Fukaya, based in Florence.

 

Japan:

Ann – €2,500 / 320,000 yen
Bolero – €2,500 / 320,000 yen (consecutive pairs €2,100 / 270,000 yen)
Clematis Ginza – €2,900 / 370,000 yen – Report
Guild of Crafts – €3,400 / 440,000 yen
Hiro Yanagimachi – first pair €3,100 / 400,000 yen (consecutive pairs €1,950 / 250,000 yen) – Buyer’s guide
Main d’Or – €2,500 / 320,000 yen – Report
Marquess – €3,250 / 420,000 yen – Report
Spigola – €3,400 / 440,000 yen
TYE Shoemaker – €2,600 / 330,000 yen – Report
Yohei Fukuda – €3,500 / 450,000 yen – ReportBuyer’s guide

Elegant stuff from TYE Shoemaker.

 

Other:

Brunon Kaminski (Poland) – €750 / 3,100 PLY
E. Vogel (USA) – €1,450 / $1,700 – Report (Swedish)
Jan Kielman (Poland) – €850 / 3,500 PLY – Buyer’s guide (Swedish)
Klemann (Germany) – €2,500
Maftei (Austria) – €1,100 – Buyer’s guide (Swedish)
Materna (Austria) – €1,400
Melker Shoes & Boots (Sweden) – €2,900 / 27,500 SEK – Report (Swedish)
Norman Vilalta (Spain) – €3,500
Ramon Cuberta (Spain) – €2,050
Scheer (Austria) – €5,000
Skomakeri Framåt (Sweden) –€2,900 / 27,500 SEK
Tadeusz Januskiewicz (Poland) – €650 / 2,700 PLY

Quarter brogues made by the Polish brand Jan Kielman.

As mentioned above, please correct any potential mistakes above, and for bespoke brand’s missing that you know the price of please comment below and I’ll update the list.