John Lobb began making bespoke boots and shoes over 150 years ago. The brand's traditional savoir-faire remains to this day.
Bespoke means designing and manufacturing shoes to conform perfectly both to the shape of the client's foot and to his aesthetic wishes.
This artisanal process is carried out in the Paris workshop at 32 rul de Mogador. Each pair requires an average of 50 hours work by highly qualified craftsmen.
The Master Last-Maker initiates the process by taking a series of foot measurements, while the client chooses the model, shape and type of leather, as well as the height of the heel, the sole and any other particular details. Following this first appointment, the shape of the foot is sculpted in hornbeam wood.