"Hand crafted, one of a kind, sustainable footwear"


The perfect gift . . .

made to fit both your feet and your individuality



Hand dyed made to measure leather belts with antiqued brass fittings


A great variety of course options are offered from my studio, check out my courses page

sneaker course

Brand New sneaker making course. Spend 2 days on Waiheke Island and leave with a pair of your very own hand stitched, signature kicks!

OR you could STAY A LITTLE LONGER clicking

'make it from scratch' - a 3 day ballet flats workshop

'design & make' - a 6 day intensive course - pattern making included. glueing

'remake & repair' - sustainability workshops - 3 hr weekend sessions

'one-on-one' extra tuition in pattern making, last building , sole construction etc - 4 hour sessions



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.

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.

What will it cost? Please refer to CONTACT page for pricing information.

Looking for a quick fix? There are usually a few studio samples of my work for sale at discounted prices, please check my FELT page here for details

credit cards

Visa, Mastercard and Paypal options available.

Gift Vouchers - please enquire by email or better still give me a call.


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.

"the shoemakers shed"

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