Westerly Handmade Shoes is a small shoemaking practice based in east Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Founded by shoemaker Renée Macdonald in 2012, Westerly was created to meet the local need for properly fit well-made shoes.
Coming from a background in shoe repair, Renée brings to Westerly the value of making footwear that can be cared for and maintained over the years. Her knowledge of materials, construction and inevitable wear is carried into each design and into the execution of every build.
Building on the original services of Bespoke and Made to Measure footwear, Westerly has expanded to include Made to Order boots to be able to serve feet living and playing further afield. Though studio visits are an integral part of the experience of having footwear made to the measurements of one's feet, Made to Order footwear can be ordered from just about anywhere in the world.
Since it's inception, the goal of Westerly has been to create comfortable and beautiful shoes built for endurance and designed for repair...
Westerly's are made to be worn and loved.