The art of shoe making

Ever wondered how a brogue is made? Do you know the name for each part of a stiletto? This series of interviews and animations demonstrates each stage in the fine art of shoe making, from inspiration to design, construction and crafting.

Making a brogue

Watch Emiko Matsuda from the renowned English shoemakers Foster & Son craft a bespoke brogue from start to finish.

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Constructing a brogue and stiletto

The individual parts of two classic shoes come together to construct a fully-formed brogue and stilleto.

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Secrets of shoe design

From Jimmy Choo Ltd to Manolo Blahnik, some of the world's finest shoe designers and makers share insights into their inspiration and practice.

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Background image: Interior of the Shoes: Pleasure and Pain exhibition, 2015. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London