Bespoke shoemaker in Madrid or Barcelona?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by yellafella321, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. yellafella321

    yellafella321 Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm traveling to Madrid and Barcelona next month (4 days in each city) and was hoping get to some custom shoes made. Generally speaking, I have a wide, flat foot with a high instep, which has made finding the perfect shoe rather difficult.

    I'm definitely going to check out Meermin while I'm in Madrid and was hoping I could get some custom shoes made. Is ~3 days enough, and are there any places you guys would recommend?

    Thanks!
     


  2. starro

    starro Senior member

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    Most bespoke makers will have a second fitting after the initial order, prior to welting, bottoming, and finishing touches. So I'm not sure your travel schedule would allow for the full bespoke process.
     


  3. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    Trial pairs can be done via the post. All you need physically is a measurement. Many on this Forum think highly of the bespoke work of Norman Vilalta in Barcelona.

    But where do you live? I'll bet there's a maker of custom shoes near you.
     


  4. yellafella321

    yellafella321 Member

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    Thanks for the tip on Norman Vilalta, I'll make sure to visit!

    I'm in San Francisco. I know I should be able to find something, and I have quite a few pairs of Allen Edmonds (12D - 12E - 12.5) (5, 8, and 201 lasts) but none of them are what I'd call perfect. 12D 65 last is close - but I can't walk more than 500 feet in it. Walking around the office/meetings is fine though.

    The idea of buying a custom made shoe in Spain just sounds very nice.
     


  5. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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