A glimpse into Aquila’s custom made shoes process

Here at Aquila, we cater to a variety of customers, from customers with exotic tastes to customers with wide feet.

Taking measurements

The length and width of our customers are taken.

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Determining the correct shoe last size

A balance has to be struck between the length and the width when determining the correct shoe last size to use. The shape of the toebox is also taken into consideration.

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The best fit shoe last for tapered front shoes, is the one that measures 2.5cm-3.5cm longer than the feet length measured. For rounded or square toe box shoes, a shoe last of about 1cm-1.5cm longer than measured feet length is more than enough.

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custom made shoes singapore

Sometimes we do use wooden shoe lasts when it fits our customers’ feet. Their shape and sizes are less consistent than plastic shoe lasts. As a result, sieving through the many wooden shoe lasts might yield a shape and size that fits our customer’s feet.

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Paper die for the various shoe parts assembled.

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Tracing the vamp out on the dark brown suede leather.

custom made shoes singapore

custom leather shoes singapore

A pair of green Aquila loafers with the wooden shoe last in it.

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A pair of good year welt oxfords with the shoe lasts in it.

Belt and shoes package

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Are you able to identify the parts made of the exact same leather in this loafers belt set?

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Customer collecting his shoes and belt. He chose a different buckle in the end.

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We look forward to serving you! Please see our catalogue of shoes here!

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