Left Shoe Company: Brogues, oxfords, wingtips, monks and so on, all custom handmade in Portugal.
Jack Erwin Fitting Room: Once an online-only operation doing handmade calfskin and suede numbers, also in Portugal. Now: extant in the world with a core of dress shoes and a natty new Chelsea boot.
LSC: Step onto a platform. A scanner 3D-models your feet and crunches stats about your arches and insoles... then six weeks pass while they create your perfect-fitting shoes with all that sweet pedal data.
JE: Since the Internet can’t fit you (yet), you’ll be fit here. Choose between a slim Italianate profile, a heftier English one or driving mocs. You’ll get them by delivery within a day or two (carrying shoeboxes around: untenable).
LSC: It’s big, and full of shoes, that fitting platform and a $120,000 custom motorcycle (why not?).
JE: On an unassuming, Tribeca-y block, there’s a large, sunny room with every type and color of shoe/boot they’ve got, some stashed in marble credenzas.
We almost feel bad for your current shoes.