We’ve been making handsewn shoes for over 30 years (after completing traditional apprenticeships) and we founded Carreducker in 2004. Each pair of bespoke shoes is made working with our highly skilled team of lastmaker, pattern cutter and closer and the shoes are then handsewn by us, here at our workshop in London’s iconic Oxo building on the South Bank. We make shoes for customers all over the world and also deliver the bespoke shoe service at Gieves & Hawkes on Savile Row.
As specialist handsewn shoemakers, we are passionate about sharing our knowledge, experience and the heritage techniques of our craft. We started teaching in 2006 and have grown our syllabus to now offer year-round courses, classes and workshops – from evening classes to long-term training courses – in handsewn shoe making, pattern making and leathercraft. Each course can be tailored to an individual’s needs, whether they are complete beginners or shoemakers looking to top up their skills.
We also sell all of the tools, materials and kits needed to handsew a pair of leather shoes including lasts, uppers and oak bark tanned insole, sole and heel leather from Bakers of Colyton; and shoe care products including horsehair brushes and Saphir polish and cream.
Please email or telephone us to arrange your visit to Unit 1.20.