Without a doubt, custom-made shoes are a luxury forthe feet. The authors of this book have traced the trail ofa traditional craft that remains vital today. Step by step they describe how elegant, handcraftedmen's shoes are made, from taking measurements ofthe foot to professional packaging. They present classicmodels such as Oxford shoes or slip-ons, provide tipsfor optimal care of shoes, and take a look behind the scenes of some of the most renowned shoe workshopsthroughout Europe. Special essays provide insights intothe history of shoe fashion and the shoemaking craft,while excellent color photographs illustrate each stage inthe making of these works of art in leather. This book is tailor-made for anyone who values tradition and fashion and simply loves shoes.