Bill Bird Made-to-Measure Footwear is available to personal shoppers at our workshop in the Cotswolds and our clinic in London. Regretfully, we can’t do mail order or home visits because of the precision needed in the fitting.
How long does it take?
You will need to visit us at least four times during the making process. The first appointment can usually be made within two weeks, however our waiting time for finished shoes can take several months (ask for an estimated time for completion when you order). Subsequent orders can often be completed more quickly.
At the moment our order book is very full and we are busier than we have ever been. If you are thinking of having a pair of shoes made by us and need them for a special occasion or by a particular date in 2018, please get in touch with us soon.
( COMPLETION DATES UPDATE.. Approx )
If you order by the end of April beginning of May 2018
your order will be finished by the end of August beginning of September 2018
How much does it cost?
The prices for both men and women are;
Lasts £600 (+VAT) a once only cost
Shoes starting from £1600.00(+VAT)
Ladies Summer Sandals £975.00 (+VAT)
Computer Gait Analysis £300 (+ VAT) (optional) includes both initial and final assessments
( The above prices are all subject to VAT @ 20% unless you qualify for exemption.)
Why do we cost so much less?
Although our prices seem very high to those who have never had shoes made before, we are half the price of many of our competitors. This is because we pay much less for our overheads because we are not in the centre of a city. We are also a small dedicated team who have worked well together for years, so we have very little staff turnover. Our shoes and service are equal if not superior to footwear that is twice the price.
Help for your Budget
Hand-made shoes may seem expensive at first, particularly when compared to the average cost of shop-bought shoes. The real difference comes in the level of comfort we can give you. Many people who suffer in their usual footwear find they can wear their made-to-measure shoes every day, often all day without the stress they normally experience. Even so, we realise it is a lot of money to spend on something you may never have tried before so have made it easier for you to buy your shoes by spreading the payment into instalments over the time it takes to make your shoes.
1st payment: the cost of the last (non-refundable)
2nd payment: £400
3rd payment: £400
4th payment: the outstanding balance
What to do now
We see clients at our Cotswolds workshop 49 Northwick Business Centre, Blockley, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 9RF and at our once-fortnightly London Clinic held privately in the calm and comfortable premises of men’s outfitter Grey Flannel, 7 Chiltern Street, London W1.
You can make an appointment for either location by phoning the workshop
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