Rilee footwear is always made to order. Days of physical labor is dedicated to you and only you.
Your shoes are traditionally handcrafted with a steel hand-tools and nails by a sole shoemaker.
The process is delicate.
Over 100 meticulous steps.
Breathtakingly beautiful footwear requires it.
Each leather hide is hand-selected. Only the prettiest, finest quality pieces make the cut.
Only through the hands of a shoemaker can these precious leathers be formed into footwear to be worn endlessly.
Upper: Soft, dark green suede leather
Insoles: Natural vegetable tanned leather
Midsoles: Natural vegetable tanned leather
Outsoles: Natural vegetable tanned leather
All messages come directly to your shoemaker. Ask me anything.
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Sizing runs quite true. I recommend your most true size, I automatically mail you a disposable sample shoe to try on to confirm the fit. Depending on your comments, I’ll further customize to your needs, the true shoes are then built.
Personalized soles are no additional charge, for any pair. Simply add your desired message in the "Notes" of order page.
For a custom style, message me, your shoemaker.
Made-To-Measure: For details on my process for bespoke shoes, see “Sizing.”
Minimal care is needed for the supple leathers used to create Rilee shoes. A leather balm is included with each pair. Like all footwear, enough use will wear the rubber heel, which your local cobbler can replace every few years. Rilee shoes are not meant to be disposable.
Machines that mass produce shoes are surprisingly limited in their capabilities.
Factories are restricted to using plastics and fabrics, or highly processed leathers.
Leather is an organic material, so no piece is identical.
Shoe factories often erase all that makes leather such a delightful material, to ensure uniformity for worldwide distribution.
Texture is erased, and replaced with heavy paint. It is stretched paper-thin and cut into many small patterns to reduce costs.
A shoemaker like myself has the luxury and freedom to craft shoes using the finest leathers. The pristine, whole cut shoes will never be found on the shelves of department stores.
From shoemaker to client always.
Anything but means shoes less than perfection.