Our Story

British shoe making for 41 years!

With our passion for high quality shoe making Conker has continued a tradition of British craftsmanship since 1977. We make bespoke leather shoes for men, women and children that are produced exclusively by us in Devon. You won’t find them anywhere else in the world!

We believe that timeless design is always modern and that true beauty gets better with age. Each pair of shoes has been meticulously crafted by skilled artisans in our small workshop in Totnes in the South West of England.

Why we’re different

We make all our shoes using the finest quality materials and traditional cordwaining techniques. Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We care about you and your feet: put your best foot forward with a great pair of shoes! Once we have a size and pattern filed for you, ordering more pairs or having you old pair re-soled is so easy. We know your fitting, last pattern and will have these easily to hand should you visit us in person, or contact us remotely.

Why handmade shoes

When your shoes fit, you are more comfortable. You can do more and worry less, which can dramatically improve your quality of life. Also, when your shoes fit correctly, you are not stressing and damaging the leather which means your shoes last longer. Combine this with high quality materials and rubber soling you then have sustainable shoes for life. Our shoes have been designed and are constructed in such a way that they make the best use of natural resources available. They can also be resoled and repaired when needed, meaning your shoes last longer and impact less on the planet.

Personalise your shoes

Choose from over 30 styles and 50 different colours! We are happy to send leather samples to you if you would prefer to see them in real life and can’t come to visit us. You can also choose the stitching colour, the inner sole colour and the sole that suits you the best – shoes made especially for you. Check out our Instagram for more ideas and colour combinations.

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Visit us

If you choose to come and visit us in Totnes we also specialise in beautiful fair trade fashion. We stock as much natural fibre clothing as we can from well known ethical brands People TreeMonkee Genes and Skunk Funk . We also stock a very wide range of  super quality, colourful tights from European companies Cecilia De Rafael and Falke. Plus beautiful socks, made in England by Corrymoor, Pantherella and Scott Nichol.
You can also find stunning handmade leather bags for men and women by ‘The Last Bags Company’. They are made not far from us in Totnes, with the finest quality English leather and are guaranteed to last a lifetime. We also stock a very comprehensive range of quality shoe care products to keep your Conker Shoes looking their best.

All our shoes are repairable and can be resoled by us when the time comes, reducing your footprint on our planet – get the most out of your favourite shoes!