There are many reasons why people buy shoes. Some are interested in the latest styles, while others need comfort and some others are looking for affordability. Whatever the reason, most of us don’t want to spend a fortune on a single pair of shoes.
While shopping for shoes, you find yourself between two choices: handmade shoes and mass produced ones. Let's make it more easy to select, below are some reasons why should you choose handmade over mass produced shoes:
- They save you money
With that in mind, if you take the cost of those 7-10 pairs of shoes in your closet that are rarely worn and invest that money into the cost of three pairs of handcrafted shoes, you would easily save money and have better-quality shoes that will last much longer.
Mass-produced shoes are often lacking in comfort, do not fit right, or have caused undue pain when worn. However, shoes that are handmade are fitted and designed to avoid all of those problems, looking at the comfort of the sole, as well as the heel, the toe and everything in between.
- They fit better
One of the most important factors in a good pair of shoes is the fit. Your feet make up the foundation of your body, so it needs to have a good and solid support. If your shoes do not help you to keep your posture nor support you, then your whole body will suffer. Some foot cobblers in the know will point out that you can tell a good fit by how you feel when you get home from a long day at work. If you forget to take your shoes off as soon as you walk in the door, then you have a good fit.
- Superior Quality
Mass produced shoes company are focused on selling as many shoes as possible at the lowest cost. This means sourcing the cheapest leathers and synthetics.
Handmade shoes are meant to last a long time. Unlike manufactured shoes, they must be made with the highest quality materials and with the best craftsmanship so that if one part fails or wears out they can be repaired.
- It’s about the details
Every piece of raw material in handmade shoes is carefully picked out focusing on the details and design. They come with double and reinforced stitching to ensure that the areas most susceptible to wear and tear do not give out, no matter what you put them through.
- They are built to last
In many cases, they can be worn for years...and, sometimes, decades. Our society truly doesn’t know what it takes to construct a shoe. The makers spend countless hours on just one pair. That’s why we (the makers) need them to last. If I wanted your shoes to last just a season, or half a year, I would not make them.