We are looking forward to welcoming you to our new workshop and fitting rooms in Preston as of September 2019. This month we are saying farewell to our Brunswick workshop of 7 years. It is a huge task moving a footwear workshop, however production is business-as-usual as much as possible. Stay turned for updates as the new workshop site is being designed and built… onwards and upwards! As always you can get in touch via our contacts page with shoe related enquiries. The online store is open for orders as ever. xx
Claire Best is a shoe maker and footwear short courses teacher based in Melbourne. Her footwear is designed and made by hand, with an emphasis on quality materials, craftsmanship, contemporary design and innovation. All aspects of production take place in her Brunswick workshop, and each pair of shoes are made to order.
Keep updated about new projects and collaborations, new styles and works in progress here on the Blog.
We now have a new stockist which is super exciting! Preap & Coutts is a beautiful store stocking local labels as well as accessories, and now shoes!
Pop down to Gertrude St this Summer and try on our exclusive Maxima Clog design. Available in sizes 6 to 10, in White, Charcoal and Tangerine colourways. Each pair is hand cut, sewn and tacked by me in the workshop in Brunswick. If we don’t have your size or colour in store we can make to order, so you won’t miss out!
We have just one more course scheduled for this year - Sandal Making - which is coming up in October.
This is a 2 day intensive course over 2 Saturdays, where students will make their own pair of leather sandals using a variety of patterns available. We will be cutting and sewing by hand, with the option of dying the leather as well!
For pricing and enrolment enquiries please check out the RMIT SHORT COURSES WEBSITE