A Reason to Dress Up

With the “new normal” of the world defined by working from home, quarantines, and zoom calls, why not look your best when you can go out? For December, we’ve made a small batch of three of our iconic shoes in onyx that are perfect for a night out on the town, a dinner date, or even a catch up over coffee with your friends. We've included a handmade beveled waist on all three shoes and in the holiday spirit, we are waiving the customization fee through the end of December.

As we mentioned last month, since our beveled waist is carved by hand, we can achieve the highly sought after shape of the waist that shoe aficionados appreciate. This includes a welt that is flat on top with a sharp and angled vertical edge that curves under the bottom of the welt until it disappears below the sole. At the forepart of the heel, the half-moon shape of the welt abruptly meets the squared reinforcement of the heel block, with a seamless transition of the waist to the metatarsals, resulting in a distinct shape that only a skilled handmade artisan can achieve.

Adelaide Full Brogue by Norman Vilalta Bespoke Shoemakers

Our first shoe is our Adelaide Full Brogue Oxford in a combination of box calf leather and vegano inca. The shoe features an asymmetric pattern with no center back seam, a thinly carved waist, a quilted and padded insole, and a hand painted leather sole.

Adelaide Full Brogue by Norman Vilalta Bespoke Shoemakers

The most distinct design feature of our Adelaide is the graceful swan seam that compliments the natural shape of the foot and delineates the facings and quarters with brogue accents. We selected inca leather around the lacings which adds a tactile element and is a nice touch both literally and aesthetically.

Adelaide Full Brogue Oxford by Norman Vilalta Bespoke Shoemakers

Our second shoe is our Mario Oxford in box calf leather. Mario is our classic Cap Toe Oxford and the standard shoe appropriate for any formal occasion or work related event.

Mario Cap Toe Oxford by Norman Vilalta Bespoke Shoemakers

Mario is defined by five eyelets and swan stitch detailing along the facings, a thinly carved waist, an asymmetric pattern, an elongated vamp, and classic brogue accents along the cap. 

Mario Oxford Cap Toe by Norman Vilalta Bespoke Shoemakers

We chose a handmade onyx and grey patina to give the shoe a slightly antique look and add depth to the formal color.

Our final shoe is our popular Decon Chelsea Boot in onyx box calf leather. Our Decon Chelsea Boot features a striking silhouette with an elongated and sleek vamp that stands out from all the normal Chelsea Boots in the market.
Decon Chelsea Boot by Norman Vilalta Bespoke Shoemakers

The chiseled toe gives the boot a sharp, masculine edge and the two eyelet facings add a unique design touch that give the boot a cleaner profile and enable a customized fit.

Decon Chelsea Boot by Norman Vilalta Bespoke Shoemakers

With a handmade beveled waist, the fitted and slim silhouette of our Decon Chelsea Boot will have your colleagues question whether or not they are bespoke.

Decon Chelsea Boot by Norman Vilalta Bespoke Shoemakers

All shoes are bench made, Goodyear-welted, and hand finished by our artisan team in Barcelona, Spain. This process includes the use of glass, sandpaper, inks, creams, waxes, fire and multiple iron tools to achieve a bespoke quality finishing that takes nearly three hours of hand work per pair to finish.

Our Adelaide Full BrogueMario Cap Toe Oxford, and Decon Chelsea Boot are now available in a small batch online and in our atelier in Barcelona, Spain. Orders placed in December for any of the three new shoes qualify for complimentary shoe trees using the code “ARTISANWORK” during check out. Shoe trees must be added to the cart before placing your order.

We will do our best to deliver all orders that are placed for ready-made shoes before December 16th by Christmas time. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas for any ready-made orders with customizations (rubber encrusting, metal tips, etc). 

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If you are uncertain of your size after reviewing our Size & Fit page and our Size & Last Comparison page, for a limited time we are offering complimentary return shipping on our Fitting Shoes. Confirm your size in the comfort of your home or office and then order your size with confidence. Shipping takes approximately 2 to 3 days to most locations.

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