Prices for footwear
Guideline prices until from 1st April 2019
A first pair of shoes with orthotic insoles will cost around £1200.00 - £1500.00 depending on size. Subsequent pairs will cost around £750.00 - £850.00
We have four bands for pricing purposes.
Children's - small ladies sizes 0 - 3.
Ladies - small men's sizes 4 - 7.
Men's - large ladies sizes 8- 11.
Large men's sizes +12.
Child Sm Lad Sm Men Men+
Lasts £500.00 £550.00 £575.00 £600.00
Shoes £600.00 £650.00 £675.00 £700.00
Orthotics (pair) £120.00 £200.00 £220.00 £240.00
First pair total £1220.00 £1400.00 £1470.00 £1540.00
Repeat pairs £720.00 £850.00 £895.00 £940.00
Slippers £350.00 £400.00 £425.00 £450.00
Sandal Lasts £375.00 £425.00 £450.00 £475.00
Sandals £375.00 £425.00 £450.00 £475.00
First pair total £700.00 £850.00 £900.00 £950.00
Repeat pairs £375.00 £425.00 £450.00 £475.00
Queue jumping. An additional charge of £200 applies if delivery is required within 14 days, or £100 if delivery is required within 28 days.
Prices and Conditions
A first pair of shoes will cost around £1200.00 - £1500.00
Subsequent pairs will cost around £600.00 - £1000.00
This is made up of the following
(required by all new customers)
(Deducted from price upon order)
Lasts and footwear
Lasts (includes assessments and fittings) £500.00
Additional lasts for different styles £400.00
Shoes (lightweight rubber soles) £625.00
Boots (lightweight rubber soles) £675.00
High boots over 200mm £700.00
Half length orthotic insole £80.00
Full length orthotic insole £100.00
Complex orthotic insole £120.00
Lightweight leather soles additional £40.00
Welted leather soles additional £125.00
Lasts and footwear
Lasts (includes assessments and fittings) £475.00
Additional lasts for different styles £375.00
Shoes (lightweight rubber soles) £575.00
Boots (lightweight rubber soles) £625.00
High boots over 200mm £650.00
Orthotic insoles and adaptations
Half length orthotic insole £70.00
Full length orthotic insole £80.00
Complex orthotic insole £100.00
Lightweight leather soles additional £30.00
Welted leather soles additional £100.00
*Please note. From April 2019 we will be changing our price structure to reflect the extra cost involved in making men's shoes. The higher cost will also enable us to review and improve on the quality of materials used in all our footwear.
Deposits and Cancellations
If at any time you wish to cancel your order before completion of the footwear, you will be required to pay for all the work done to the cancellation date. This would invariably include any deposits and second payments made. We are therefore only able to offer refunds in exceptional circumstances where it is clear there is a fault in manufacturing.
Additional charges apply for orthotic insoles, leather soles, heavy duty soles and various shoe adaptions.
We are happy to post items to clients, we use Royal Mail signed for service as standard. The charge for postage is added to all invoices.
CHILDREN'S ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR
I do not have a set price list for children's shoes, instead I consider each request to make shoes on an individual basis. I will do all I can to help a child receive the footwear they need and support any efforts to have their footwear paid for by the National Health Service where applicable.
DAVID XAVIER CUSTOMERS
Following the death of shoemaker David Xavier in November 2016, we have agreed with his family to take on any customers who wish to transfer their custom to The Cordwainer.
We will do our best to replicate all orders in terms of styles and materials etc, but it is inevitable that there will be some changes which will reflect the different skills in our workshop.
Our Service To You
The traditional materials and methods of construction we use make it possible to make a wide range of styles and types of footwear, but we are unable to copy much of the fashion styles of footwear because of the technology involved in modern shoe manufacture.
We attempt miracles and often achieve the impossible, but we have to stress there are no guarantees that we can match expectations. We have an excellent success rate, but we accept there are times when we have to change course midway in order to achieve a good result.
Bespoke shoemaking is particularly difficult because of the need to understand the interaction between the feet and the shoes, further complicated by any problems with the feet. It is for this reason that great care and attention is required to make sure that each pair of shoes fit correctly. Making shoes by hand is not an exact science and I ask my customers to understand that while I aim to achieve 100% success this is not always possible.
Each pair of shoes are made on ‘lasts’ made from the measurements of the feet. We conduct numerous fittings to ensure your shoes fit correctly and are tailored to your needs. Each new customer will require lasts to be made, however I will alter your own lasts for a small charge.
The ‘one-off’ payment for the lasts includes the cost of all your appointments for measuring and fitting your shoes, and all alterations to the lasts made during their lifetime.
Inevitably there will be occasions when the finished footwear is not completed to the customer’s complete satisfaction. We can not make full refunds on payments paid but will consider a reduction in the cost of the finished shoes to reflect any problems encountered.
However we guarantee to work with you to correct and improve the footwear to achieve the best fit and finish possible.
Hopefully you will enjoy wearing your new footwear and we look forward to welcoming you as a new customer.