Deborah Carre and James Ducker

Shoemaking is one of the oldest crafts. English welted shoe construction dates back to the 16th century and little of the construction methods or tools have changed since that time.

Today, master shoemakers Deborah Carré and James Ducker combine these traditional techniques with a distinct, contemporary aesthetic, attracting bespoke customers from around the world. Customers’ measurements and initial designs are brought to life working with a skilled team of last maker, pattern cutter, clicker and closer. Shoes are then made from the finest leathers, using the strongest handsewn construction and English oak bark tanned soling and heel leathers. 

Carréducker have brought these bespoke qualities to bear in a capsule collection of ready to wear shoes and boots made by small, artisanal manufacturers in England.

They also share their expertise through the sought-after Carréducker Shoemaking School and as bloggers, providing an invaluable resource for beginner and professional shoemakers alike, across the globe.