At one time all footwear was custom shoes and handmade shoes. Not everyone was capable of working with the leather and creating the custom shoes so people went to the cobbler in a town to get their custom shoes. These items were hard to get and rather expensive so people took very good care of them. The items lasted for a long time and most of the people had them repaired if they began to show signs of wear rather than replacing them.
Handmade shoes are very high quality footwear that you can expect to get a lot of service from. These items are crafted by people who are experts at working with leather and bindings, and they know how to make an item that will last for long periods of time.
Handmade shoes will give to you the most comfortable fitting footwear that you have ever experienced. If you think about it this makes a lot of sense. The items are tailor made to fit your foot so they provide optimum support where support is needed, and they are not too tight in areas where your foot may need a little extra space.
Custom shoes were once the only footwear made and then they became the most expensive footwear made, and now they are practical, serviceable, reliable, and beautifully crafted, at a price that is much lower than most people think it will be. You will be utterly amazed at the beautiful footwear you can have sewn for you and the prices that the cobbler wants for these items.
Making custom shoes is now a fine art, which means there are even fewer people who know how to do the work. This means that you may have to order your boots and wait a little longer than you want to before the items are completed. You will be glad that you took the time to wait on them.
Some people have foot deformities that cause them to have to have their footwear made special, but a lot of people who have no deformities are unaware that they can still get boots, heels, moccasins, and other pieces of footwear crafted to fit their foots measurements.
These items are like being barefoot and protected. You can walk across the ground without the pain of anything cutting or bruising your feet, and yet, you will be so comfortable, and have such freedom of movement, that you will not feel constricted the way you do in most boots.
Some of us had the luxury of having a grandma that could knit, and that grandma would make us slippers designed to fit our feet. They were comfortable, comforting, and cozy. A few of us were lucky enough to have grandpas that could work with leather and they made us fine things like moccasins and custom designed boots to wear. The people who did not get to experience this should prepare themselves for a feeling like no other when they slip custom made shoes on their feet for the first time.
Custom shoes may sound like an extravagance that you cannot afford, but in reality handmade shoeswere originally the only type of footwear there was. Today fewer people know the craft, but the items are still available, and not only to the rich and famous.