hand crafted,

one of a kind,

sustainable footwear


Influenced by a love of vintage & retro , rich colour, contrasting texture and strong form.The last is tailored to suit your foot , the uppers individually cut and styled. Soles and heels are made with replaceable materials, sculpted to suit

shoes made to last from

repairable quality components

longest brogue

wondering what it will cost?

see CONTACT page for average pricing for various styles and soling options

looking for a bag or belt ?


there are usually a few studio samples of belts & bags for sale - email or whats app for details

or pop into my studio to have a look

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Online payments are available

shoe care product to order

hand crafted leather bags


limited edition stocks - one off bags and belts available from the studio or purchase by email - and have it delivered by courier.

shoe making classes

one on one tuition from my tiny garden studio! courses

half day craft to 6 day intensive

shoe design & hand making courses

gift voucher options available

winter course dates available now - early bookings essential


in the true sense of the wordmeasuring_last

enduring style made from hand selected components - intrinsic comfort of natural materials

individuality did you have a dream and that dream was a pair of shoes?

custom fit because feet are all devilishly different in shape and size and comfort is a priority

sustainability a product that can be repaired - creating less waste for the planet!

"made on waiheke island"


"the last will be first"

a motto learnt from John Lobb Bootmakers, I spent time as an intern in their lastmaking department, whilst studying at Cordwainers College, London 1993.


the perfect gift . . .

made to fit both your feet and your individuality



call or email to arrange something that suits

repairs on quality shoes and bags


Its far better to repair your shoes or bags than send them to the landfill. Simply call or email to arrange a time that suits - I repair some shoes myself and now act as an agent for Gemmel's repair shop, work is couriered from Waiheke weekly, roughly 2 week turnaround.

mailing list

sueshoeTo get a newsletter every so often with stuff about workshops and what’s going on in my studio, please send your name and email address to: studio@sue-engels.co.nz and I will add you to my mailing list.

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