It’s important to have the correct shoes for whatever occasion you are attending, whether it’s a first date, a wedding, a job interview or for work. We’ve put together a top ten list of the best places in Devon to get yourself some new shoes, so that whatever event you’re going to your shoes will look great!
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Brodequin Shoemakers, Teignmouth
At Brodequin Shoemakers, Laura and Gill have a great love for creating leather footwear, bags and accessories that are unique, durable and a joy to own. Every item is individually handcrafted by skilled artisans with over 50 year’s leather working experience between them, in the small, productive workshop based in the picturesque seaside town of Teignmouth.
The beauty of a pair of hand-made shoes is that your whole body feels different when you step into them: more in touch with the earth, more relaxed, more yourself. By hand making shoes, Greenshoes can combine the best of traditional skills with contemporary design. The energy requirements of their workshop are low, they keep waste to a minimum, try to source all their materials from suppliers within the UK, boost the local economy by providing jobs and don’t go mad on packaging. It’s a win-win situation!
Chuckle Shoes, Exeter
Chuckle Shoes are a long established shoemaker offering bespoke adult and children’s shoes, boots and sandals, all handmade from natural leather & crepe rubber and synthetic vegan materials at their workshop in Exeter. The quality of their shoes has made them a popular choice for customers from all parts of the UK, and their craftsmanship has earned us a loyal customer base.
With their passion for high quality shoe making, Conker has continued a tradition of British craftsmanship since 1977. They make bespoke leather shoes for men, women and children that are produced exclusively by them in Devon. You won’t find them anywhere else in the world!
Conker believe that timeless design is always modern and that true beauty gets better with age. They make all their shoes using high quality materials and traditional shoe making techniques. Each pair of shoes has been meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in their small workshop in Totnes in the South West of England.
Donald’s Menswear was established in 1984 by Donald Rooke and his wife Carol, and has built up a reputation for offering fine quality, value-for-money clothing and shoes, and providing an excellent level of customer service that you just don’t find on the high street. This includes the very useful (and complimentary) service of having any minor alterations to purchased garments completed while-you-wait, so the customer knows everything fits before leaving the shop.
Herring Shoes, Kingsbridge
Herring Shoes is an English family business which was started in 1966 by Richard Herring. Their purpose is to supply top quality shoes from English manufacturers such as Barker, Church’s, Cheaney & Loake with service to match through their website and retail shops.
They retail their own ‘Herring’ brand of footwear which is tailored to today’s needs with fantastic styles and top quality, created from years of inside knowledge of the English handcrafted shoe trade.
In 1974 Henry and Jenny Fulls purchased a footwear import business based in Woodbury, Devon. This sparked a passion for all things ‘shoe’ which in turn spread to their three sons. 40 years, a re-brand, two websites and over 35 stores later Moshulu has become a brand known and loved by its customers for quality, colour and shoes that make you smile!
Come West, Paignton
Come West has been selling fashionable branded clothing since the 1970’s. Originally, it was well known as a traditional jeanery, selling a wide variety of men’s and ladies denim jeans, and now it is well known for its good quality leather boots, jackets, handbags and shoes.
Elizabeth Anne Shoes, Exeter
Elizabeth Ann Shoes is one of the longest established shoe shops in the Exeter’s historic city centre. Owned and run by Angela Robinson, the shop offers customers a highly personal service and shoes and boots that you won’t find in High St chains.
Angela is absolutely passionate about shoes and making sure that customers find the right shoe for the right occasion. More importantly, she uses her years of knowledge to ensure that quality and comfort are at the top of the list.
Jonathan Hawkes, Exeter
Jonathan Hawkes has been clothing stylish men in Exeter since 1987. Originally a suit shop for both retail and hire, Jonathan Hawkes has broadened its range to cover casual wear as well, and also supplying the correct show for the clothes they supply.