Fairysteps

Unique Fairytale Shoes, Handmade by The Fairy Shoemaker

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Announcement    Follow Instagram @fairysteps.co.uk for updates. The Fairysteps workshop, deep in the wild wood, continues to thrive even after twenty years, and despite the obvious lack of Elves. All snipping & stitching is happily fuelled by birdsong, fairytales & endless cups of tea. *Made to Order footwear takes up to 8 weeks before dispatch. If you fancy a colour not shown please do get in touch as I may have some. Full collections at fairysteps.co.uk.

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Last updated on Aug 7, 2022

Follow Instagram @fairysteps.co.uk for updates. The Fairysteps workshop, deep in the wild wood, continues to thrive even after twenty years, and despite the obvious lack of Elves. All snipping & stitching is happily fuelled by birdsong, fairytales & endless cups of tea. *Made to Order footwear takes up to 8 weeks before dispatch. If you fancy a colour not shown please do get in touch as I may have some. Full collections at fairysteps.co.uk.

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About Fairysteps

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Shoemaking powered by fairytales & tea...

The Fairy Shoemaker has been making limited edition fairytale shoes in a woodland workshop situated on the edge of Dartmoor for over twenty years. Day's are happily fuelled by birdsong and endless tea. I am very much a seasonal maker so inspiration from the Woods surrounding my home constantly finds it's way into my work.

New custom listings are added randomly with updates via instagram.

Established in 2002 the workshop continues to thrive, despite the very obvious lack of Elves. Follow instagram @fairysteps.co.uk for studio shots, customer shares and stock updates.

I make shoes and boots in sizes UK 3 to UK 8 (no half sizes) as made to order. Footwear is made to a standard D width fitting, but my styles have been especially designed to be adaptable for narrow to wide fittings.

How to measure

You will need a metric tape, a sheet of paper, pencil and a wall. Use the diagram below to take your length measurement, then compare to size chart below to find the perfect fit. Leathers always give with wear, so an initial snug fit is desirable to allow for this.

NOTE: Customers always 'size down' in fairysteps, so as a general rule, order one size down from your usual commercial shoe size, eg: usual size = EU 39 / UK 6, order size = EU 38 / UK 5 If you are a half size, go down to the next full size below.

Place a sheet of paper and your heel against a straight wall. With pencil held upright, mark the longest toe. Do this with both feet as they are often different lengths. Use the longest measurement as a guide. If you are ordering boots it is advisable to wear your socks when measuring, for shoes, feet should be barefoot.

Interior finished size of SHOES

UK 3 - Length: 23.8 cm  
UK 4 - Length: 24.7 cm  
UK 5 - Length: 25.6 cm 
UK 6 - Length: 26.5 cm 
UK 7 - Length: 27.4 cm 
UK 8 - Length: 28.3 cm

Example; my foot length measurement is 25.5 cm and I am a high street shoe size of UK 7. I wear fairysteps in size FS 6.

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 you will need to measure up before ordering to check your sizing on the chart. A customer who wears a US size 8 would choose a FS 5 when ordering.

Please note: Customers are responsible for taking accurate measurements following the detailed instructions given. I can only give sizing advice with the information you provide, and even then, on occasion you may have to pay to return footwear for a refund. Feet are fickle things and sometimes only actually trying on footwear can tell you if the fit feels right for you. I do not offer exchanges, instead please return your initial order which I will then refund, and then reorder suitable replacements should you wish to.

Ren x
The Fairy Shoemaker.

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  • Ren

    Owner, Maker, Everything'er

    I love making, its as important to me as breathing, quite literally. I even make shoes in my dreams...

  • The Mr

    Sole Man, Maker

    Husband, soul mate, chief elf in charge of the soling side of the shoemaking. Tea drinking partner. All round *star*...

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