Themed footwear for all occasions!

Belfast, United Kingdom · 75 Sales


Themed footwear for all occasions!

Belfast, United Kingdom 75 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

LarkhamAsylum is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Shop temporarily closed. Will be back soon!

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Last updated on Jan 7, 2017

Shop temporarily closed. Will be back soon!

Sara Larkham

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Sara Larkham


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Sarah Flohr

Sarah Flohr on Nov 22, 2016

4 out of 5 stars

It took a long time for the shoes to arrive, but otherwise they were exactly what I ordered.

Erin Farhar

Erin Farhar on Oct 13, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love them. I actually ordered a custom pair of University of Utah. They are amazing. The seller was great she had to go above and beyond to get them to me.

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How Larkham Asylum shoes came to be

Two worlds collided when I decided to make myself a pair of comic book heels just over three years ago - my love for all things nerdy and my passion for getting crafty. They were a hit and I soon got requests among friends, and the growing interest is what made me decide to open a shop and share my makes with the world.

Soon I expanded my shoe designs far beyond comic strip and developed sports, movie and music themed heels and flats. As a fan-girl of many things, I was delighted that other people loved what I was doing and I began taking lots of custom requests and my portfolio grew further.

I developed my methods of making the shoes to the highest quality; many methods were tried and tested and I found the perfect way of sealing and making the shoes water resistant without compromising on looks.

I took a long break from shoe making in 2014 because I simply couldn't keep up with demand, between my etsy shop and facebook page (brilliant problem to have) and balancing a new full time job. I am delighted to be back making once again and have been amazed by the feedback!

Oh, and the name! Larkham Asylum is a play on the famous Arkham Asylum... My surname just happens to lend itself and it couldn't be more fitting for my geeky-self.

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

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Shop members

  • Sara Larkham

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I do everything myself, from designing and bringing the shoes to life to packaging and shipping. I absolutely love every part of it!

  • Bucko

    Quality Control

    This furry butt keeps me on my toes and makes sure everything I do is to the highest quality standard ;)

Shop policies

Last updated on November 22, 2016
I begin production once payment has been received, until then I am happy to discuss your needs until we get it just right for you. If you have a custom idea please send me a message - choices are not limited to the items on my shop. All shoes are available as flats or heels.

After payment, turn around time for shoes is currently approx 3 weeks before shipping.

All shoes used are brand new and run true to size. Shoes used will be similar style to the pair listed, or as discussed.

Shoes are available as:
High heels
Low heels
Pointed toe heels
Custom Designs:
I can make fan footwear for any genre: sports, movies, games, TV, comics. I work to the highest quality standard, and I understand it can be difficult to buy something you can't see. So if you do want a custom design, I can assure you it will be of the same standard you see on my shop.

If you have any questions at all, please send me a message. I am more than happy to help.

I advise wearers to treat shoes like suede or patent: they are water resistant, but I don't advise jumping in puddles ;) They will also mark if scuffed badly. As do most shoes.

International buyers, please bare in mind that delivery times after shipping vary and can be a bit unpredictable, though on average takes 10 days to arrive in the US after shipping. However, all packages are tracked.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
I accept all Etsy verified methods of payment.
I am based within the UK but I ship worldwide. Shipping times vary depending on location. I use Royal Mail or MyHermes to ship and all items are either tracked or to be signed for (service depends on location).

Estimated delivery times after shipping:
UK - 2 - 5 working days.
Europe - 3 - 7 working days.
USA - 5 - 14 working days.
Canada - 5 - 14 working days.

*Shipping times are a guideline only, given by Royal Mail. Packages are insured. Busier periods, such as holidays, may take longer.

All shoes are packaged in a box and well packed to insure no damage is caused in transit.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the made-to-order nature of each order, I do not offer refunds. However, if there is a problem, please do let me know and I will assist you.

The shoes I use run true to size.

I photograph each pair before shipping. Should a pair ever arrive damaged, the shoes are insured.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please contact me if you have any questions at all.