Quirky Ltd Edition Handmade Shoes & Accessories

Exeter, United Kingdom · 1333 Sales


Quirky Ltd Edition Handmade Shoes & Accessories

Exeter, United Kingdom 1333 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   ☆☆ Our custom order book is currently full, we re-open with limited spaces - 10th April ☆☆ Handmade shoes, boots and accessories as unique as the people who wear them. Made in England, Shipped Worldwide x


Last updated on Jan 21, 2017

☆☆ Our custom order book is currently full, we re-open with limited spaces - 10th April ☆☆ Handmade shoes, boots and accessories as unique as the people who wear them. Made in England, Shipped Worldwide x


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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

jomayall1 on Jan 9, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Item is exactly as described and shipped very quickly. Great service


mrswolfe296 on Dec 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Wallet matches this hat perfectly. It will be a delightful gift!


mrswolfe296 on Dec 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Nicely made, quick ship. Always like Fairysteps!

Vicky Whelan

Vicky Whelan on Dec 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The most beautiful purse I've ever owned. I'm in love, thank you so much! x

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Getting a batch of my handmade leather buttons ready for the shop x

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More isolde and ysabel to list in the shop today.

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I've been so busy bootmaking that I haven't had time to get everything in the etsy shop! These have sold, but, there will be more x


Once Upon A Time...

shoemaking powered by fairy dust & tea
Faerysteps (previously fairysteps) make fairytale boots and shoes in a woodland workshop situated on the edge of Dartmoor. It's here that we make every part of the footwear and accessories, one careful step at a time, using top quality leathers, a trio of vintage sewing machines and just 2 pairs of hands. Established in 2002 the workshop continues to thrive, despite the very obvious lack of Elves.

limited edition footwear
We specialise in creating unique, often one of a kind footwear, mainly as in stock items. Faerysteps are all limited editions, usually of only one, but, occasionally twins, triplets or even quadruplets may appear.

Boots are added to stock on a regular basis, each pair often one of a kind, and in many customers words, "Walking works of art". It's what we excell at, being able to give our wonderful customers a piece of wearable art, that not only looks and feels sublime, but, is absolutely unique. When you buy a pair of Faerysteps boots, they could in fact be the only ones like it on the planet. Much like you and I...

Occasionally we offer limited spaces for custom shoes. If the custom shoe category is empty it will mean our order book is full. See updates below... ☆☆ Our custom order book is currently full, we re-open with limited spaces - 10th April ☆☆

We have tried to make it as simple as possible to order, but, if you do need help, we are only an email away, and always happy to help.

Leathers available
Our specially selected leathers are top quality, smooth and supple with a slightly antiqued pull up finish. They have natural scuffs and variations across the hide, enhancing their already unique natural beauty. Some are repeatable, many are 'limited editions'. Your shoes may well be a pair of one and only's... It's all part of what makes Fairysteps so special.

What does barefoot comfort mean?
We believe that your shoes should feel just like slippers, all day, every day, and our shoes do just that. With all leather interiors your new shoes will naturally give with wear, gradually moulding to your feet and offering glove like comfort.
We use a durable, highly flexible, cushioned, non slip soling made by the Italian company Vibram. There is no heel, just like Mother nature intended, with the soling offering a good level of bounciness and protection. When the time comes your shoes can be resoled by your local cobbler, thus extending the life of your beloveds and avoiding landfill sites.

There are many interesting articles online that question highly constrictive, over constructed modern footwear, and praise the benefits of barefoot style shoes.

They are perfect for customers of any age. Afterall... fun is timeless.

We hope your new shoes are going to render you silent. Hopefully initially when you open the box, but from thereafter when you wear them too. Our soling is so quiet that you won''t even hear your own footsteps. Perfect for woodland walks where you need to be as silent as possible. Full fitting instructions accompany each pair of shoes when they leave the Fairysteps workshop.

Sizing & Wide Fittings
Our sizes range from UK 3 to UK 8 in a standard D width fitting. Several of our styles will accomodate up to a F width fitting, designed especially for customers who need extra space across the width of their shoes. Ribbon adjustment means that the shoes can be effectively widened across the width and instep up to a F fitting, possibly more! These are also useful for hot summer feet that may be prone to swelling (a common problem for those who spend many hours on tired feet). Choose any of the following if you have wider than average feet: CLARA, QUEENIE, LUNA, ESTHER.

Press Features
We have been featured in the following publications:
Country Homes & Interiors - Handmade Living - Belle Armoire - Pretty Nostalgic - Mollie Makes - among others.
We were proud to be featured on the Etsy Blog here:

Have a wonderful visit in the shop, and do please get in touch if you need any assistance, one last thing... Would you like virtual tea and biscuits whilst you browse the treasures on offer?
The Fairy Shoemaker x

After hours work / play...
Each evening when I down my shoemaking tools I pick up my wool and hook or needles. Ive been playing with yarn and sticks since I was a child and find it immensely relaxing at the end of a long working day. I sell my woolly goods here in my Etsy shop alongside fruits of the Fairysteps workshop. They make ideal gifts and perfectly suit our range of footwear and leathergoods.


Shop members

  • Ren

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Mrs Faerysteps... I am always happiest when my hands are busy so I love my work! To create is joy. Ever grateful that life is good x

  • Noj

    Creator, Sole Man

    Mr Faerysteps... Husband, soul mate, chief elf in charge of the soling side of the shoemaking.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jan 10, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Care instructions

Leather likes to be loved, treat it well and it will serve you for a long time. Any good clear polish will do just fine for your Fairysteps shoes or boots. They will darken initially, but will fade out to their original colour.

Do you offer a re-soling service?

I'm afraid we do not offer a resoling service. However, we our Vibram soling is selected not only because it's fab, but also because all shoe cobblers can get hold of it easily from their suppliers, win win.

Do you offer a payment plan?

I am afraid I don't offer layaway BUT I do recommend a jam jar for saving. Fairysteps will still be here when your jar is full. Its just that we are asked so much that we would fry our brains keeping up with all the paperwork...

Why are boots not available as MADE TO ORDER?

Boots are only ever available as limited stock items. It makes each pair rather special. Do keep an eye on the shop for updates of what boots are on the worktable now. They are my blank canvases for when inspiration strikes...

How to return an item

All items must be returned unworn / unused and in the new condition in which they were received, in their original packaging. Return to: Fairysteps, Northridge farm, Moretonhampstead, Devon, TQ13 8QB, England. To log a return please contact us with your name and the date of order.

Please note:

Refunds EXLUDE the initial (if applicable) and return postage costs.
Refund is not guaranteed and is subject to our review of the returned product.
Customers are responsible for making sure that parcels are carefully packaged and insured should they become lost.
International customers are responsible for any customs charges that may be incurred, either way. Please mark international returns clearly as 'Returned Goods'.

Overseas Sizing Conversion Table

UK 3 / US 5 / EU 35.5
UK 4 / US 6 / EU 37
UK 5 / US 7 / EU 38
UK 6 / US 8 / EU 39
UK 7 / US 9 / EU 40.5
UK 8 / US 10 / EU 42

Conversions are approximate, don't forget I will need your metric length and width measurement when you order.