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Monday, February 17, 2014

Footwise Repair Shop Crafts Birkenstock Sandals for New York Fashion Show!

Guess what our Birkenstock Repair Shop did this summer? They handcrafted custom designed Birkenstock sandals for the Houghton Spring/Summer ‘14 collection. The designer, Katharine Polk, sent the materials to our repair shop and we transformed them into stunningly beautiful, one-of-a-kind Arizonas and Zurichs. The collection, and our sandals premiered last week during New York’s Fashion Week to glowing reviews by the fashion bloggers.

This commission was a big honor for Footwise and we appreciated the opportunity to be a part of such a fun project. The best part? The same people who made the shoes for Houghton will repair your sandals and clogs when you bring them to us for repairs.  You can also arrange for your Birkenstock repairs at our web site.  With summer winding down now is a great time to bring in your favorite Birkenstock sandals or clogs for some recrafting.
Katherine Polk's custom designed Birkenstock sandals for the Houghton line
Katherine Polk's custom designed Birkenstock sandals

Custom designed sandals for Houghton
Here is a link to what the fashionistas are saying.

The uppers were constructed with silk brocade, Italian wool terry cloth and luxurious leather. Here are some pictures of the finished sandals and construction.
Houghton custom Birkenstock sandals
Houghton sandals under construction in the Footwise/Birkenstock Express repair shop

The finished products on the runway

Finished Houghton designed sandals

Progression of work on the Houghton sandal project

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