Dress boot

Image from 'Shoe Design: A Handbook for Footwear Designers'

When you book your 5-day Shoe workshop we'll ask you to tell us which style you'd like to make. Your ideas can be very simple - to begin with at least! We spend the first day of your workshop editing and refining your design, (this basically means making a wonderful mess with all our lovely leathers).

Dress boots are our most popular Shoe School style! Dress boots (like derby shoes) are characterised by side the panels (quarters) which sit over the forepart (vamp) of the shoe. Students often like to add decorative features such as 'brogueing' (decorative punch-work) or hand-stitch details.

If you google search 'Dress boots' you'll be rewarded with lots of inspirational examples! Our INSTAGRAM is also a great place to look for examples.