Inside James Kearns: Fantastical Handmade Leather Shoes

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Inspired by traditional methods,¬†James Kearns creates classic leather shoes within his small studio in east London — breathing new life into the way we wear leather.

Every shoe is designed and produced with very little machinery. The leather is carefully selected to showcase its unique markings and blemishes, and with very traditional (and some more inventive techniques), James is able to create a range of superior footwear, that is unique in style and production.

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The simplicity and passion in his work can be seen in every pair of shoes. He believes that if his designs went into factory production they simply would not provide the same unique and personal finish that is created by hand.

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