Things have been pretty quiet around these parts for some months now, partly because of burnout and partly because I haven't come across something that is really worth coming out of my blogging batcave for. Well, that ended last Saturday when I visited this amazing bespoke shoe shop in the heart of the CBD called Diamond Walker Shoes.
Originally from Seoul, South Korea, they have now set-up shop in Singapore, bringing with them the quality craftsmanship and unmatched customization that has made them a household name in K-Pop's capital. Be it brogues, double monks, penny loafers, oxfords, or (my-current-top-of-the-want-list) slippers, they got you covered with all the tasty options you can think of! You want crepe soles? Check. You prefer blue suede uppers? Damn right. You demand a contrast toecap on your oxfords? You bet. It's totally that kid-in-a-candy-store feeling.
After your fitting's done and design finalized, it would take 4-6 weeks for the skilled cobblers to do their thing. Trust me, for shoes that are truly one-of-a-kind (you did design them yourself) and of this caliber, they're definitely worth the wait and investment. I actually already have a shoe in mind for the next time I drop by. And by all intents and purposes, that's only the first of many.
Diamond Walker folk discussing the craft of the bespoke shoe.
Great display. You can just hear the cobbler crafting your classic kicks.
Now for some samples of their work: The WIngtip Boot.
Duck Boots for all those rainy Singapore days.
Oh yes. The blue suede slippers I wanted to take home as is!
White bucks. A great casual alternative to my worn-in sneakers!