Handcrafted One Pair at a Time

Hive & Colony offers a wide variety of custom-made leathers to choose from for bespoke shoes. We work with some of the best tanneries in the world, from Spain to Italy and Germany, to provide materials of the highest quality out there, including hand-painted crust calf leather, velvety kid suede leather and ultra-luxurious polished calf leather. We also take thorough measurements to make sure you get the perfect fit – guaranteed!

How it Begins

As soon as you have finished designing your shoe, the order is processed and the different materials are gathered in our workshop according to the specifications of the customization. The fabrics, leathers and all other materials are then hand cut and sewed together. 

Every Detail Perfected

The insoles, cuffs and heels are finally nailed to give the form of the shoe. Once the shoe is polished and buffed to perfection, each pair is delicately wrapped and boxed to carefully deliver your custom creations.

The Difference

We work with some of the best tanneries in the world, from Spain to Italy and Germany, to provide materials of the highest quality out there, including hand-painted crust calf leather, velvety kid suede leather and ultra-luxurious polished calf leather. We also take thorough measurements to make sure you get the perfect fit – guaranteed!

Art of the Patina

The patina process is the creme de la creme of the bespoke shoe process. It’s the art of applying painstakingly by hand gradual layers of paint adds an aged and charmingly weathered feel to the leather which is further enhanced with time. The patina process forges an utterly unique finish to each pair of shoes. The result breathes individuality and can never be exactly replicated.

Our Promise

Hive & Colony combines fashion with innovation to guarantee all clients, regardless of body type or style preference, the perfect fit. In addition to manual measurements taken by our professional stylists, we use a state of the art 3D scanner that takes 300 different body measurements in just a matter of seconds and draws a body diagram that illustrates and visualizes posture, pose and stance. Once your garment arrives, we will invite you for a fitting to ensure everything is completed to your satisfaction. It’s not finished until it’s finished!