Good shoes take you to good places! Figuratively and literally. One of our simplest yet greatest joys in life is finding gorgeous platform sandals, black flats, or whichever shoe style we love the most. However, no matter how much we love finding amazing shoes, it can sometimes be discouraging when their quality is not worth the price. Luckily, handmade shoes fit the criteria of both style and durability that many of us look for when shopping for shoes.
What are handmade shoes?
Handmade shoes are exactly how they sound. They are made by hand. You might be wondering, “Aren’t all shoes technically handmade?” The answer is no because there are actually shoes made entirely by machines. Handmade shoes, on the other hand, are meticulously crafted and made with carefully chosen premium materials. The elaborately special process includes a combination of intricate stitching, top-quality materials, and dedicated hours.
Why should you buy handmade shoes?
Many people love handmade shoes for their excellent quality, especially when compared to mass-produced ones. We highly encourage everyone to invest in at least one pair of handmade shoes, and here are the reasons why:
1. Their quality is amazing.
We often hear that quality is better than quantity and it’s especially also applicable in shoes. Think about it: Would you rather have dozens of low-quality shoes that you rarely even wear, or would you rather have a few high-quality handmade shoes that will last for so long?
On average, an American woman has about seventeen pairs of shoes, but most of them only regularly wear around three pairs. That sounds like waste rather than an investment. Plus, in that situation, it appears that they’re spending more than they would if they simply bought a few pairs of handmade shoes.
With handmade shoes like the Maui White & Tan Leather Espadrille Wedges and the Congo Natural and Black Espadrille Wedges, you can be sure that you’re investing in a high-quality pair. One reason to love these pairs is that their creators aim to maintain the traditional process of handcrafting their shoes without forgetting to incorporate new trends and colours that go with today’s fashion.
2. You can be sure that they’re durable.
You can’t really expect durability from cheap, mass-produced footwear. But what’s worse is buying expensive shoes and having them broken after just a few months (sometimes even weeks). However, with handmade shoes, you know that they will last you so many years, maybe even decades.
Handmade shoes last way longer than mass-produced or manufactured shoes, as they are made with not just the right materials, but with the right technique as well that contribute to the item’s durability. With that, it’s pretty clear that they’re the more practical choice.
Make sure that you make the most of your shoes’ durability by doing some maintenance measures. Use a suede or leather protectant before its first wear. Be sure to also polish and clean them regularly with products meant for suede or leather.
We personally love the Duo Ocean Leather Ballerina shoes and the Duo Tost Leather Ballerina shoes. Not only are they elegant and sophisticated, but they’re also uniquely designed to create timeless styles.
3. They are repairable.
Unlike manufactured shoes, handmade shoes are meant to be made with the highest quality materials and with the best craftsmanship. They are meant to last a lifetime. But if wear and tear lead to a bit of damage here and there, handmade shoes are also made to make repairs doable. This feature saves you money over time as it’s much more cost-effective to repair a good pair of shoes than to replace them.
4. They have a better fit.
No matter how much you love your regular high heel sandals, you have to admit that they don’t have the best fit. With handmade shoes, you won’t have to experience pain and discomfort as they give you an excellent fit with added comfort.
Before you think about buying another pair of manufactured shoes, think about the benefits you can get from a pair of handmade shoes. Remember, quality is always better than quantity.
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