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87 Albert Street
Brunswick, VIC, 3056

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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. 

Launch + Meet the Maker event August 12th 2017

Claire Best


August 12th 2017

from 12pm to 3pm

You're invited to join us to view new designs and some old favorites at the Claire Best Handmade Shoes head quarters.
Enjoy a glass of bubbles and beers by TwoBirds Brewery while you view the collection up close. Orders can be placed on the day and samples will be available to try on.
Come and say hello, see where our shoes are created and chat to Claire about her processes.

Divine Albert Studios
87 Albert Street, Brunswick, VIC 3056

Images by Rebecca Newman Photography

Victorian Craft Awards Exhibition + Launch in August Announced

Claire Best

Painted Derby Heels - image by Devika Bilimoria 2017

Painted Derby Heels - image by Devika Bilimoria 2017

There's still time to check out the Painted Derby Heels in the front window at Craft Victoria, 31 Flinders Lane Melbourne. Earlier this month we were shortlisted for the Victorian Craft Awards - exhibition runs until this Sunday July 8th. Take the opportunity vote for the People's Choice Awards!

New styles
launching this August


On August 12th we will be hosting a new product launch at the workshop - make sure you save the date for a glass of bubbles and an opportunity to view some beautiful new designs, as well as current season. Sizes will be available to try, and orders can be placed on the day. Meet the maker and take a peek at the wonderful space where our handmade shoes are designed and crafted especially for you! Stay tuned.


Craft Victoria is located at 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne. The Exhibition runs until July 8th, so hurry down this weekend or early next week to see all the incredible works on display.
Visitors are able to vote on the People's Choice Award which is announced once the exhibition finishes.
More details about our upcoming launch will be announced shortly. Make sure you save the date. In the meantime keep up to date with Instagram and via our Facebook page Claire Best Handmade Shoes.

The Onepiece Clog - image by Devika Bilimoria 2017

The Onepiece Clog - image by Devika Bilimoria 2017