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1. CUTTING THE LEATHER

 

Every pair of Belgian Shoes is made from the finest calves leather which is carefully hand cut and measured in the Belgian Shoes factory in Izegem.

Art of Craftsmanship

For the last 50 years Belgian Shoes have only been available to buy in New York. Now, finally, good news for all those fans who can't get enough. They are now available exclusively in the UK from Nicholas Haslam Ltd in London!

These butter-soft, light-as-a-feather loafers have been hand-made to the same design for the last 50 years by a small family company based in Belgium. Over the years these shoes have developed a dedicated following from those who have become addicted to the glove like fit and flexible leather soles that make the Belgian Shoes the ultimate in comfort and luxury.

Belgian shoes come in both ladies and men’s sizes in narrow, medium, and wide fit and are available in a wide variety of colours in leather, embossed leather, wool, velvet and beautiful linens especially for the summer.

4. SEWING ON THE PIPING

 

The contrast piping detail of a Belgian Shoes is almost as iconic as the bow. Calves leather piping is constructed first on a sewing machine and then hand stitched onto the shoe.

2. HAND STITCHING THE LEATHER

 

Every pair of Belgian Shoes is expertly hand stitched together, inside out. Their indisputable comfort, which is achieved through their simple, hand - finished construction.

5. FELT FOR THE HEELS

 

A light filling of “piano hair” (similar to the felt that dampens piano keys) is sewn into the soles of each pair of Belgian Shoes.

3. SEWING ON CALVES LEATHER SOLE

 

The signature calves leather sole is stitched to the leather uppers inside out.

6. READY TO BE TURNED

 

Once fully constructed, the hand stitched shoes are ready to be ‘turned’.

8. BELGIAN SHOES ON THEIR MOULDS

 

The factory in Izegem houses a vast array of wooden shoe lasts. Narrow, medium and wide fitting and half sizes are all catered for. Once turned the shoes are stretched and cured on the wooden shoe lasts.

7. READY FOR THE ICONIC BOWS

 

Now turned, the shoes are ready for the iconic Belgian Shoes bow. Each shoe has a bow, placed near the top of the vamp and is tied by the only Belgium woman who is qualified to do so!


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