16 Sep 2018

Amy Slosky

If you head over to First Pick Handmade in the Main Street Heritage Hall today, you’ll find Amy Slosky, one of the talented artisans selling their creations. i. I work as a designer, shoemaker and founder of a small handmade shoe start-up. I design and make limited collections of ready to

18 Aug 2017

Renée Macdonald

i. I work as a shoemaker making hand lasted, leather, unisex-styled shoes and boots. Up until now I have solely been making made to measure footwear: that is footwear made to the measurements taken from the feet of the intended wearer. I’m excited to be launching a new made to order

18 Aug 2017

Shoes, Glorious Shoes

For whom do you think the 19th Century shoes below were crafted? a. an assassin b. a chesnut crusher c. a dominatrix d. a palace lawn aerator These horror film shoes are on display at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. That’s right: an entire museum filled with shoes. Couture shoes,