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Diomande, your shoes make me want to dance on the ceiling.

December 4, 2012

Siegfried and Liesl mailed me yesterday to tell me about a gentlemen they met named Diomande, who is from the Ivory Coast and who hand crafts leather shoes using techniques learnt whilst in Brazil. Each pair of this man’s shoes is one of a kind and come with a lifetime guarantee and not only can one choose from his many beautifully designed pairs, but you can also take him a trace of your foot and a cutout from a magazine and he’ll create a custom shoe just for you.

Siegfried and Liesl assisted Diomande in putting together a site to try help him spread his wonderful work, which I think was really cool of them and I’m only more than happy to show some of his amazing handmade shoes here and point you in the direction of his new site where you can contact him if you are keen to buy a pair.

Nice one guys, you did good helping Diomande and Diomande, you make amazing looking shoes. Well done.

 

 

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  • rebecca December 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

    Friggin amazing! Diomande I am coming for you – those Cognac Ankle Boots have my name on them.

  • Cecile Blake December 4, 2012 at 9:30 am

    These are incredible, there is just nothing like a handmade shoe. Seriously cnsidering those ivory and black broques!

  • Anna December 4, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Wow! Officially on my Christmas list

  • pippa j December 4, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    am DEFS getting a pair of those ankle boots for next Winter….they look like they’d be as comfy as slippers! loving the custom-made option too, yay what a find, thanks for sharing!!

  • k December 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I know this lovely guy as Mohammed.

    anyway, he now has a stall at the new design section at the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuitmill (woodstock) every Saturday

  • monique December 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    oh he is absolutely amazing. i wore my boots ALL WINTER LONG.. by far the best investment i’ve ever made!