Fashion, Leatherwork, Other

Westerly Handmade Shoes

About the artist
As the daughter of a seamstress and a carpenter, it’s of little wonder that I found a perfect fit when I stumbled into shoemaking. Five years spent working as a shoe repairer while I began my own shoemaking practice, gave me the opportunity to get a wide perspective of shoe construction and design. It also gave me the happy opportunity to aid in keeping one of the old world trades alive. I am a lover of all things beautiful and finely crafted. These values are intrinsic to my shoemaking practice where I strive for grace and comfort in every piece. In honour of the traditional methods of shoemaking, the design, shaping, and assembly of all shoes and their components is done by hand, specific to their purpose, and in the best materials available. What results is a truly unique and enduring product every time. Footwear designed and created under my line, Westerly Handmade Shoes, are available on a made to order basis allowing for personalized touches for my clients. I also create custom designs by commission. All of my shoes are constructed for reliability, longevity, and beauty. They are made to be worn and loved. I look forward to your visit, Renée Macdonald, shoemaker.
Map Code: D3
1000 Parker St.
Vancouver , BC
Studio #250