Beneduci Shoemakers offers the very best in classic English and Italian Bespoke footwear using the finest materials found worldwide.
We specialize in handsewn Goodyear Welted construction. Exotics leathers, such as Alligator, Cayman, Sting Ray, Python, Ostrich and others can be sourced upon request. Please contact Frank Beneduci direct for a consultation at 415-577-2786.
Custom footwear ranges between $2000 and $5000 depending on construction type, complexity of design and cost of materials.
What is the difference between Bespoke shoes and Handmade Shoes?
Bespoke/Custom made shoes are crafted one pair at a time for a specific client. Bespoke/Custom shoes require a last made for a persons exact measurements and instep. A last is a wooden shoe form scupted to fit and look perfectly. The last dtermines the fit, toe shape and heel height of a shoe, it is considered the most important step in Bespoke shoe making. Our lasts are made in Germany by one of the worlds' most trusted last makers to the Bespoke shoe maker community. The process for a Bespoke Shoe takes 4 to 6 months to complete.
Handmade Shoes are made by hand in our workshop with assitance from 1960's era shoe amking machinery. The shoe is made on one of our in house production lasts. The style and fit are not customized, however the color, leather choices (exotics) and the occasional pattern change can be accommodated at an extra cost. Our handmade shoes are Goodyear welted or Blake Mckay constructed using classic American sole sewing machinery. All of our ready to wear shoes offered in our showroom are made this way and offered at a cost between $600 - $1500 depending on level of accommodation.