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).
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.
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 The prices are approximate, and in some cases they may be outdated, so all readers are more than welcome to correct if you see errors, and of course, provide information about more manufacturers and their prices, write in the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.
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 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5
George Cleverley – €3,850 / £3,500
John Lobb Ltd. – €5,300 / £4,850
Nicholas Templeman – €3,550 / £3,250 – Report
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
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 – Report, Buyer’s guide (Swedish)
Roberto Ugolini – €1,500 – Report
Saskia Wittmer – first pair €2,100 (consecutive pairs €1,700)
Stefano Bemer – €3,600 – Report
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 – Report, Buyer’s guide
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
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.
I believe the prices for the Austrian shoemakers are not correct (maybe one less zero).
Dennis: Thanks, corrected it (the price for Scheer was right though, they are quite expensive).
There is Carlino as italian shoemaker too. Theyr price is like 1200€ for first pair. Here the website to check theyr works: http://www.calzoleriacarlino.com
Main D`Or has increased his prices at last (pun intended), and the price does not include the price of the last (price depends on style), whereas Marquess I believe includes a last – I`m always surprised by the price of the Japanese makers – I`m believing that these prices can only go up over the next few years – Main D`Or now has years in backlog, and at that price, it does not surprise me!
You forgot the obvious Saint Crispins and Vass, although I don’t know their prices.
Chiara: Cheers, added them.
Peter: Aha, yes was about time, Eiji was very cheap. Do you know what the prices are now? When I ordered it was 290 000 yen plus extra for shoe trees, but lastmaking was included. All prices are intended to include lastmaking, and then if I know that they remove a sum for coming pairs I’ve stated this.
Paul: Saint Crispin’s I couldn’t find a recent price stated for their bespoke (they make very few full bespoke pairs nowadays), and Vass doesn’t make bespoke (although they call it this), only MTM/Semi bespoke where a standard last is modified. They stopped doing full bespoke many years ago.
Corthay currently starts at 5,300 Euro.
Parker: Thanks, will update that!
When I ordered from Ugolini last Dec it was €1600 and should be 1700 by now.
Great overview. When I was in John Lobb ( St James st. ) in June they said 4000 quid for the first and then 500 Quid for the 2nd order.
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I came across this blog looking for a picture (I don’t visit blogs very often).
Some shoemakers are missing in France :
– Eric Devos
– Philippe Atienza
– Didier Martinez
– Gerald Thibaud
This is DImitri Gomez (“i” missing) and Stéphane JimEnez (an “e” instead of an “i”).
Some shoemakers are also missing in Japan, Germany, China…
I don’t give the prices for these shoemakers because prices change following the patern of the pair, following the construction, following the year… And mostly because I have noticed that many people see the price first and are not able to see the difference between a 1500 euros pair made by an italian shoemaker and a 4000 euros pair made by a french or japanese shoemaker.
Don: Thanks! I’m quite certain that their price is correct, and 500 quid for second pair sounds unrealistic.
Mansi Desai: Big thanks!
Alexis Boniface: Thanks for input! As mentioned, I’ve only listed makers that I know of and could find prices of, so not stated it’s a definite list (hence why I encourage readers to help me fill up the list). Of the ones you mentioned Atienza I forgot about, and rest didn’t think about/didn’t know of. Added the ones I found prices for. For Didier Martinez, does he run his own business now, since left Aubercy? Can’t find any info.
As I also mention in the text above, I only state starting prices and you should be aware of differences between all makers, this is supposed to be a price guide since it’s something so many people ask about.
Just went to visit Pierre Corthay’s workshop in Paris and was quoted €6100.
Great article. I was curious how much John Lobb was charging these days. I had 2 pairs made in the year 2000. I believe they roughly cost around $2,500 per pair. The first one cost more.
“Lenz” in Frankfurt @ Germany starts with 2000€. Average price will prolly be around 3000€. Of course everything depends on material, and the type of shoe you want. Full bespoke. Second pair of shoes is only 300€ cheaper as the first one.
Münchener Str. 36, 60329 Frankfurt am Main
Very useful article. Thank you!
I wonder why no mention of James Taylor of Marylebone, London? £1950 for a very thorough bespoke process and not at all focussed on orthopaedic foot ware these days.
Many thanks for the article.
Had learned quite a bit about the bespoke shoes before, but simply didn’t know that there are so many producers in the word for such a niche market.
Would like to report that GG charges a 500 GBP premiun on boots (approx. case dependant). Also more measurements and fittings.
Paolo scafora now starts at €2300
Philippe Atienza now starts at €4800.
Nicolas: Thank you, updated!
You’re welcome Jesper (just my 2 cents) oh and by the way for Paolo Scafora it’s €2,300 and not €12,300 😉
Where can one get Paolo Scafora bespoke ? Does he visit USA? or must one go to Italy for his services ?
Nicolas: Oh of course, typo, corrected now!
Steven: Not sure if he does US trunk shows, but you can order on trunk shows and in Italy. Probably best to contact them directly.
What about Trickers Bespoke shoes in London/Northampton?
Hi. Just commissioned a pair of bespoke shoes from Ramon Cuberta. Price is now €2900
There’s also Italian Shoe Factory in Dubai, their Bespoke Made to Measure shoes start at 1200 USD and the quality is stunning! https://www.italianshoefactory.com
Did anyone try Mannina (from Florence)?
How many fittings do they do?
Thank you very much 🙂
Mihai: Haven’t tried them personally, but think they do one fitting. Here’s an article about them: https://shoegazing.com/2016/12/04/report-mannina/
Tadeusz Januszkiewicz is spelled this way Jesper 🙂
There is also Karol Stanios (https://stanios.pl) in Krakow, Poland.