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87 Albert Street
Brunswick, VIC, 3056

Claire Best Handmade Shoes is a business dedicated to slow fashion and high quality workmanship. Claire Best is a shoe maker based in Melbourne, Australia. 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.

Painted Derby in Black Paint + Natural


Painted Derby in Black Paint + Natural


Painted Derby in Black Paint + Natural


The statement shoe of SS17, The Painted Derby features hand dyed leather and striking turquoise piping around the sole. With a medium heel and rounded slightly squared toe, these shoes will take you from day to night in all seasons.

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Leather uppers, leather lining, leather insole, sole & stacked heel. Hand dyed leather finished with clear wax. Turquoise leather edging around sole. Black waxed cotton laces.

This style was featured as part of both the National Gallery of Victoria's 200 Years of Australian Fashion retrospective exhibition and Melbourne Now. Each pair is unique, leather will soften and tan naturally with age and wear.

This style is made to order, please allow three weeks make time before shipping.

Made in Melbourne.