Welcome to the website of THE CORDWAINER. Bespoke & Orthopaedic shoemaker.
The Cordwainer is one of the UK's most experienced Orthopaedic Shoemakers, and we provide a unique 1-2-1 service to all our clients.
Need your footwear urgently?
Your bespoke, made to measure footwear could be completed in 7-10 days (terms apply).
Link your visit to a stay in the Peak District, your footwear made while you wait.
We can help arrange accommodation and travel if required.
Not from the UK but still want shoes made?
We can provide a service that suits you too. We have clients in the USA, Russia, Ireland and in other countires too (see our Testimonials).
Since 1996, The Cordwainer has made around 2000 pairs of shoes and boots for clients with complex foot problems.
This unique service is available to Private and National Health Service clients alike.
We can arrange to visit clients at home in exceptional circumstances (charges apply).
Specialist Services provided by The Cordwainer
The Cordwainer offers a variety of services for the footwear industry, they include:
Expert Witness reports for the legal profession.
1-2-1 Shoemaking skills workshops for beginners and those wishing to upgrade their skills (daily or weekly courses available) .
Assessments reports of existing footwear in order to help improve footwear received through the NHS.
And what can my shoe making service offer you?
We will make bespoke footwear and orthotics that will improve your mobility and wellbeing.
We will make shoes and boots you are proud to wear.
We will complete your footwear order in six-eight weeks or sooner if possible (conditions apply).
We will complete your orthotics order in 5 days or sooner if possible.
We will support you if you want to have the footwear or orthotics we make supplied through the NHS (please see NHS footwear page).
We will guarantee the lowest price for the specialist service provided.
The footwear and orthotics we make is designed to give our clients the sense of wellbeing that comes as a result of having shoes and boots that fit properly and still look good. We specialise in making footwear for people with all sorts of foot and mobility problems, but always try to keep in mind that the customer wants the shoes to look as normal as possible.
Our specialised skills enable us to take on the complex orthopaedic work that many bespoke shoemakers are unable to undertake.
I am confident that my experience and expertise will help people with the most severe disabilities receive the footwear they need. Please refer to the 'information' page for further details.
The Cordwainer offers a limited Nationwide Visiting Service for those unable to travel to the shop for measuring and fitting, this does however add to the cost and the time it takes to complete your order.
The workshop in the Peak District in Derbyshire is easy to find and we have plenty of parking and a ramp up to the workshop, we are easily accessible by train too. Please telephone first to make an appointment.
* Please note that Sat Nav systems often lead customers into local lanes near the workshop. The workshop is located on Stretfield Road, Brough, approximately 500 yards from the trafiic lights.
www.shoemakers.org.uk Independent shoemakers on the web
www.britfoot.com The British Footwear Association
www.msauk.biz The Multi Service Association
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