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87 Albert Street
Brunswick, VIC, 3056

Painted Derby


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.

Painted Derby


Painted Derby


Make a statement this Winter with this hand painted style - each pair is completely unique, the leather is treated as a drawing surface and then the uppers are pulled over the last and burnished for an antiqued effect.

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Please note this style is currently available in womens sizes, please get in touch via the contacts page for mens size options and custom fit options. As seen at the NGV's 200 Years of Australian Fashion and Melbourne Now.

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

Veg tan uppers, leather lining, leather insole, sole & heel.

Made in Melbourne.