thoseshoes

Those Shoes, Handmade Leather Shoes Pouches Accessories

455 Sales

thoseshoes

Those Shoes, Handmade Leather Shoes Pouches Accessories

455 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Our intention is to create the most comfortable and beautifully attractive footwear and accessories on the planet. Each item is made with love and integrity by our family, here in rural West Virginia. We hand select only the most beautiful full grain, soft and supple cow hides and exotic leathers for the bodies of THOSE SHOES.

We are placing our studio's "shopping cart" on etsy. But, you may want to visit our website to see the amazing extent of the custom work that is available for special order: http://thoseshoes.com/ . Shoes, wallets, purses, and many other things can be handcrafted JUST FOR YOU. Pop in to thoseshoes.com and then come back to etsy to let us know what we can make for you.

You can also go to our Facebook page. Thoseshoes.com

Contact us to find out if we have any special promotions coming up.

Announcement
Last updated on Nov 5, 2015

Our intention is to create the most comfortable and beautifully attractive footwear and accessories on the planet. Each item is made with love and integrity by our family, here in rural West Virginia. We hand select only the most beautiful full grain, soft and supple cow hides and exotic leathers for the bodies of THOSE SHOES.

We are placing our studio's "shopping cart" on etsy. But, you may want to visit our website to see the amazing extent of the custom work that is available for special order: http://thoseshoes.com/ . Shoes, wallets, purses, and many other things can be handcrafted JUST FOR YOU. Pop in to thoseshoes.com and then come back to etsy to let us know what we can make for you.

You can also go to our Facebook page. Thoseshoes.com

Contact us to find out if we have any special promotions coming up.

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About

Take a walk on the wild side.

Meet Mik Wright, from Swaziland to West Virginia. Mik was born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) in 1949. He spent a blessed and loving childhood in Zambia, and a teen age of discovery in Botswana where he was fortunate to travel frequently into the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Swamps. It was during this period that he first met Peace Corps volunteers who turned him on to jazz and blues and rapped about life in the great American dream.
In 1968 Mik was working as a field officer for “Anglo American” when he had a motorcycle accident, which resulted in the shortening of his right leg and permanent damage to his knee. Three years later he met a lady who was making an idyllic living from leatherwork and organic gardening. He fell in love, got married, and learned about leather. They expanded the business to South Africa. Mik started making shoes and boots suitable for rock climbing and bush wear and created a special pair for himself, designed to meet the demands of his injury. Things changed, as things will, and they separated nine years later.
After working for 18 months teaching his craft at Jabulani (happiness), a rehabilitation center for paraplegic Zulu people in Zululand, Mik went into business with his brother Pat and his sister in law Beth. They moved back to Swaziland and were soon exporting their shoes and clothes to England, they established markets at Covent Garden, Camden Lock, and Portobello Rd., and moved to Somerset from London. Mik moved to the United States where he displayed and sold his work at the juried craft shows around the country.
Mik now lives in Lewis county West Virginia, where he creates unique and wonderful footwear, including a range of custom shoes with exotic leathers. His daughter lei who does all the painting and custom artwrok is now making a wonderful line of leather skirts, inspired by the new line of dance shoes that they have been making recently.
Those Shoes have been in such prestigious shows as the Philadelphia Museum show, Smithsonian Craft show and the New Orleans Jazz festival, and have been the #1 seller at Tamarack for the last seven years.
There are now many imitators of Mik’s shoes, in England and the United States, and even his display booth has been copied. None however, compare to the original, ever contemporary, distinguished work created at his home in the Appalachian Mountains.

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  • Mik Wright

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Handcrafted Shoes, Purses, Wallets

    Meet Mik Wright, from Swaziland to West Virginia. Mik was born in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) in 1949. Mik now lives in Lewis county West Virginia, where he creates unique and wonderful footwear, including a range of custom shoes with exotic leathers.

  • stella

    Curator

    born in mo town over a year ago. very clever and active catcher of anything thrown

  • himself

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

  • lei

    Artist

    lei was home schooled right here in the shop. an is a natural born artist. she is responsible for all custom orders and production artwork. she loves to do each piece in great detail, even the little fishes get expressions in their eyes.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 17, 2016
HI THERE
WELCOME TO THE LAND OF HAPPY FEET.
We make a line of shoes and accessories from only the finest leathers.
Whymsicaly wild and functional
Check it out.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
We accept PAYPAL, MONEY ORDERS, and PERSONAL CHECKS (allow 10 days to clear).

You do not need a PayPal account in order to purchase, you can pay with your credit card through the PayPal website.
Shipping
We ship UPS, FEDEX AIR and PRIORITY MAIL. We do NOT ship FEDEX GROUND.
All items are insured and S&H will be determined at the time of sale.
Refunds and Exchanges
ALL SALES ARE FINAL!
EXCHANGES: We are aware of the challenge of buying shoes on line and getting the correct fit!
We will happily make exchanges within 2 weeks of your purchase date or shipping date (for orders) provided the items haven't been used.
A copy of your receipt with method of payment must be included.
All shipping charges will be paid by the customer.
When making an exchange on shoes, we will do our best to duplicate your shoes, but remember THOSESHOES are handmade and no two pairs will ever be exactly the same. This also applies to our Leather Skirts and Accessories.
All refunds are subject to a 30% restocking fee.
Additional policies and FAQs
We gladly accept custom orders. Check out our custom work at www.thoseshoes.com or our Facebook page thoseshoes.com
Please note all orders are subject to a 6-8 week lead time depending on the season. Please call 304-269-9782 or message us for additional information