RileeShoes

Fine leather footwear, traditionally handcrafted.

121 Sales

RileeShoes

Fine leather footwear, traditionally handcrafted.

121 Sales On Etsy since 2017

4.5 out of 5 stars (45)

Announcement   Rilee footwear is always made to order. Days of physical labor is dedicated to you and only you, your shoes are traditionally handcrafted with a steel hand-tools and nails by a sole shoemaker.

The process is delicate.

Over 100 steps.

Artisan footwear requires it.

Each leather hide is hand-selected. Only the prettiest, finest quality pieces make the cut.

Only through the hands of a shoemaker can these precious leathers be formed into footwear to be worn endlessly.



Bespoke, made-to-measure shoes are no additional cost. Simply message me for details.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 1, 2018

Rilee footwear is always made to order. Days of physical labor is dedicated to you and only you, your shoes are traditionally handcrafted with a steel hand-tools and nails by a sole shoemaker.

The process is delicate.

Over 100 steps.

Artisan footwear requires it.

Each leather hide is hand-selected. Only the prettiest, finest quality pieces make the cut.

Only through the hands of a shoemaker can these precious leathers be formed into footwear to be worn endlessly.



Bespoke, made-to-measure shoes are no additional cost. Simply message me for details.

Whitney Hendrickson

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Whitney Hendrickson

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  • zybmonkey on Feb 28, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect handmade boot. Love the color

  • Skye Brynjelsen on Feb 24, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    I bought custom made bridal shoes and they are more perfect than I could have imagined. They're not only comfortable, but they also look so dainty and beautiful. I can't wait to wear them on my wedding day. Thank you Rilee Shoes!

  • susanpraeger on Feb 11, 2019

    5 out of 5 stars

    These shoes are absolutely beautiful! And the fit is perfect. The shoes came in under 3 weeks from when I ordered them. Everything went well and they are now the favorite thing in my closet. Whitney is very talented and I am very lucky. If I could give 6 stars I would.

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Built with a hammer and nails...

Rilee footwear is always made to order.

Days of physical labor is dedicated to you and only you.

Your shoes are traditionally handcrafted with a steel hand-tools and nails by a sole shoemaker.

Handcrafted in the truest form.

Over 100 steps.

The process is delicate.

Breathtakingly beautiful footwear requires it.

Each leather hide is hand-selected. Only the prettiest, finest quality pieces make the cut.


Only through the hands of an artisan shoemaker can these precious leathers be formed into footwear to be worn endlessly.


Bespoke, made-to-measure shoes are no additional cost. Simply message me for details.

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Last updated on Dec 7, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Sizing details

Sizing runs quite true. I recommend your most true size, I automatically mail you a disposable sample shoe to try on to confirm the fit. Depending on your comments, I’ll further customize to your needs, the true shoes are then built.

Custom and personalized orders

Personalized soles are no additional charge, for any pair. Simply add your desired message in the "Notes" of order page.


For a custom style, message me, your shoemaker.


Made-To-Measure: For details on my process for bespoke shoes, see “Sizing.”

Care instructions

Minimal care is needed for the supple leathers used to create Rilee shoes. A leather balm is included with each pair. Like all footwear, enough use will wear the rubber heel, which your local cobbler can replace every few years. Rilee shoes are not meant to be disposable.

What sets handcrafted shoes apart?

Machines that mass produce shoes are surprisingly limited in their capabilities.

Factories are restricted to using plastics and fabrics, or highly processed leathers.

Leather is an organic material, so no piece is identical.

Shoe factories often erase all that makes leather such a delightful material, to ensure uniformity for worldwide distribution.

Texture is erased, and replaced with heavy paint. It is stretched paper-thin and cut into many small patterns to reduce costs.

A shoemaker like myself has the luxury and freedom to craft shoes using the finest leathers. The pristine, whole cut shoes will never be found on the shelves of department stores.

From shoemaker to client always.

Anything but means shoes less than perfection.