Drink Whiskey. Procure Made-to-Order Shoes. Wear. Repeat.

Leffot Arrives, Shoe Nirvana Is Achieved

By Sam Eichner ·
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Soon enough, you’ll have to start buying nice things for other people.

Which is all well and good. Other people deserve nice things.

But just for today, let’s take this dwindling window of time between Halloween and the holidays to focus on you buying nice things for you.

Specifically, at the first Chicago outpost of Leffot—a decidedly high-end shoe showroom where all your footwear-related dreams come true, open now in the Loop.

To be clear, this place deals in select shoes you won’t find at your average department store.

We’re talking dark green Horween leather Wolverines.

We’re talking the classic Alden Derby, updated with an antique edge and double-flex soles.

We’re talking limited-edition khaki twill English country boots from famed Northampton shoemakers, Edward Green.

We’re talking... way too much.

Now, you can always walk in, grab some shoes, an oxenhorn shoehorn and a horsehair brush and leave. But if you’re looking for the full experience, they’ll pour you a glass of whiskey and walk you through the made-to-order options for featured brands (next up: Saint Crispin’s).

You’ll pick everything from the textured pieces to the type of stitching to the material of the sole. Then, in approximately three months, you’ll hear a knock on your door...

Hint: it’ll be your shoes.
Sam Eichner

Sam Eichner likes literature, reality television and his twin cats equally. He has consistently been told he needs a shave since he started growing facial hair.


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