Fairysteps

Unique Quirky Ltd Edition Handmade Shoes & Accessories

Exeter, United Kingdom · 1267 Sales

Fairysteps

Unique Quirky Ltd Edition Handmade Shoes & Accessories

Exeter, United Kingdom 1267 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Ren

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Announcement   Handmade shoes, boots, bags and purses as unique as the people who wear them. Ready to post: bags, purses, boots, shoes. The full collection is available on the Fairysteps website x

We were proud to be featured on the Etsy Blog here!
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/handmade-shoes-the-true-value-of-comfort-and-quality/

We have also been featured in the following publications:
Country Homes & Interiors
Handmade Living
Belle Armoire
Pretty Nostalgic
Mollie Makes

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.

MADE IN ENGLAND - SHIPPED WORLDWIDE

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Last updated on Aug 15, 2016

Handmade shoes, boots, bags and purses as unique as the people who wear them. Ready to post: bags, purses, boots, shoes. The full collection is available on the Fairysteps website x

We were proud to be featured on the Etsy Blog here!
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2012/handmade-shoes-the-true-value-of-comfort-and-quality/

We have also been featured in the following publications:
Country Homes & Interiors
Handmade Living
Belle Armoire
Pretty Nostalgic
Mollie Makes

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.

MADE IN ENGLAND - SHIPPED WORLDWIDE

Ren

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About

Once Upon A Time...

We offer quirky Handmade Leather Shoes, perfect for everyday wear, be it, a day at work, a ramble in the countryside, a jaunt on your bike or even a magical finishing touch for your most special of days, combining both comfort, functionality and unique style.

Who makes these magical Shoes?
We are a small, but dedicated cottage industry who work from our woodland home situated on the edge of Dartmoor. Days consist of family life, abundant tea, woodland management and lots of shoemaking. Established in 2002 the workshop continues to thrive, despite the very obvious lack of Elves.

Ordering
We offer Made To Order shoes in a few select ultra comfortable / adaptable styles in a rainbow of glorious colours with a turnaround time of up to 8 weeks. See listings for details.

We also have limited footwear and accessories in stock and ready to post. Full details regarding sizing and checking for fit are given on each footwear listing. Its simply a case of completing checkout and then stalking the postman. A despatch notification will be sent at time of posting ready for you to start hopping up and down. 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 makes Fairysteps shoes special, and 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, CONNIE, LUNA, ESTHER.

Press Features
We have been featured in the following publications:
Country Homes & Interiors - Handmade Living - Belle Armoire - Pretty Nostalgic - Mollie Makes - Etsy Blog

Connect
If you would like to find out more about a shoemakers life then do pop by the BLOG (fairysteps.org) for a visit.

Thank you ever so much for popping in. You can visit the shop here: http://www.fairysteps.etsy.com

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  • Ren

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Mrs Fairysteps... 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 Fairysteps... Husband, soul mate, chief elf in charge of the soling side of the shoemaking.

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Last updated on Jul 13, 2016
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.

I have wide 'difficult' feet and struggle to find shoes to fit, can you help?

Several of our styles will accommodate wider fittings, and have been 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. 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, LUNA, ESTHER.

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.

What happens if my shoes don't feel quite right and I want a different size?

If this happens we are happy to offer a return on unworn as new footwear. Footwear should be sent back unworn and in their original packaging.
Please contact us to log your return.
Make sure they are insured as we cannot be responsible for parcels which are lost in the post. On arrival here, we will issue a refund back to you (I am afraid this excludes postage costs). You can then have a look in the shop for suitable stock and reorder the next size up or down, or not reorder at all, I leave it entirely with you my dears, no pressure here :).
Apologies if this seems a fidget, but my accountant insists I keep my books in order and deal with returns / remakes in this way.

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...